New Delhi, January 23
The customary ‘halwa’ ceremony, marking the final stage of the Budget making process for Union Budget 2021-22, was held in North Block along with the launch of Union Budget Mobile App today.
The ‘halwa’ ceremony is performed every year before the lock-in process of Budget preparation begins. But this time, instead of printing presses working overtime, the Budget will be uploaded on websites and the app on February 1 after the Finance Minister’s speech.
The Union Budget Mobile App will facilitate access to 14 Union Budget documents, including the Annual Financial Statement (commonly known as Budget), Demand for Grants (DG) and the Finance Bill.
The app is bilingual (English and Hindi) and will be available on both Android and iOS platforms. It can be downloaded from www.indiabudget.gov.in. — TNS