Indian Union Budget 2021-22: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has launched the Union Budget Mobile App on Saturday. The mobile app is available on both Android and iOS. It has been prepared to make the Union Budget documents available to MPs and general public at the click of a button. This information will be available after the completion of the budget speech by the Finance Minister on 1 February. This mobile app has been developed by the National Informatics Center (NIC) led by the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA).
Available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store
The Union Budget mobile app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store on Android devices such as the Google Play Store and iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Apart from this, the app will also be available for download on the Union Budget web portal – https://indiabudget.gov.in.
The Union Budget mobile app will support English and Hindi languages. According to the Finance Ministry, the app will have a user friendly interface and users will have access to 14 different Union Budget documents. These include Salna Financial Statement (Budget), Demand for Grants (DG) and Finance Bill. Some of the main features mentioned by the ministry include download, print, search, zoom in and out, scroll in both directions, content tables and external links.
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Budget will be in soft copy
The Corona epidemic has had an impact on the budget this year. The budget will not be printed due to the Corona transition. Apart from this, economic survey will also not be printed. For the first time after independence, physical copies of the country’s budget will not be given to MPs. Instead, a soft copy of the budget and economic survey will be shared.
Let us know that the Economic Survey will be presented in the House on 29 January. The first part of the budget session will run from 29 January to 15 February and the second part will run from 8 March to 8 April. The Rajya Sabha will run from 9 am to 2 pm and the Lok Sabha from 4 pm to 9 pm.