The Union Budget 2022-23 will be presented by Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1, 2022, in paperless form, said Ministry of Finance on Thursday. To mark the final stage of Union Budget making process, sweets were provided to core staff due to “lock-in” at their workplace instead of Halwa ceremony due to ongoing pandemic and health safety concerns.
To maintain the secrecy of the Budget, there is a “lock-in” of the officials involved in making the Budget. Budget Press, situated inside North Block, houses all officials in the period leading up to the presentation of the Union Budget. These officers and staff will come in contact with their near and dear ones only after the Budget is presented by the Union Finance Minister in the Parliament.
The Union Budget 2022-23 will be available on the mobile App after it is presented in Parliament. The App will provide easy and quick access to Union Budget information to all stakeholders. It is a bilingual App (English and Hindi) and is available on both Android and iOS platforms.
The App can also be downloaded from the Union Budget Web Portal (www.indiabudget.gov.in). The budget documents will also be available for download by the general public on Union Budget Web Portal (www.indiabudget.gov.in).