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Union Budget 2022 Update: Nirmala Sitharaman To Present Budget In Paperless Form

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will submit the Union Budget 2022-23 in a paperless format on February 1, 2022, the Finance Ministry announced today.

Chintu Das
Nirmala Sitharaman
Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget 2022-23 in a paperless format on February 1, 2022, the Finance Ministry announced today. 

Sweets were distributed to the core staff due to undergo "lock-in" as part of the final stage of the Union Budget making process "In light of the current pandemic situation and the need to follow health safety protocols, employees will be given Halwa at their workplaces instead of the traditional Halwa ceremony, according to the ministry. 

There is a "lock-in" in place to keep Budget secret "officials engaged in the budgeting process All officials in the period leading up to the presentation of the Union Budget are housed at the Budget Press, which is located inside North Block. Only when the Union Finance Minister presents the Budget in Parliament will these officials and personnel be able to communicate with their loved ones. 

For the first time, the Union Budget for 2021-22 was issued in a paperless format. Members of Parliament (MPs) and the general public may now access Budget papers with ease thanks to the launch of the "Union Budget Mobile App." 

After the budget presenting procedure in Parliament is finished on February 1, 2022, the Union Budget 2022-23 will be published on the Mobile App. 

According to the ministry, the mobile App provides full access to 14 Union Budget papers, including the budget speech, yearly financial statement (often referred to as Budget), demand for grants (DG), Finance Bill, and other constitutionally mandated documents. The app is multilingual (English and Hindi) and works on both Android and iOS devices. 

The Union Budget Web Portal also has the App available for download (www.indiabudget.gov.in). The general public will be able to obtain the budget materials through the Union Budget Web Portal (www.indiabudget.gov.in). 

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