Due to the Corona epidemic (Covid-19 pandemic), this time the Union Budget 2021 paper will not be printed. This budget will be completely paperless. This will be the first time after independence when budget papers will not be printed. Modi government is going to present its next budget. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the budget on 1 February.
It is worth mentioning that till now, copy of budget was printed for MPs and media etc. But for the first time the budget will be paperless. This time MPs will be given a soft copy of the budget. It is worth noting that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the budget for the financial year 2021-22 on February 1.
This time a soft copy of the budget will be shared. According to the media report, both the Union Budget and Economic Survey documents will not be printed and soft copy will be given to all. All members of Parliament will get a soft copy of the general budget.
The budget session of Parliament will start from 29 January and will run till 8 April. This will happen in two stages. The first phase will start in January and will run till 15 February while the second phase will be from 8 March to 8 April. There will be a break from 16 February to 7 March. Last year, the winter session of Parliament was not held due to the increasing cases of Corona.
The entire process of printing the budget was like a festival for the Finance Ministry and a lot of secrecy was taken to print it. Every year, about 100 employees were completely closed in the office of the Finance Ministry for about 15 days and the budget was printed in the press of the Ministry itself.