Parliament budget session from Jan 31

The Parliament budget session, the last session for the present government would be held from January 31 to February 13.  The interim budget would be presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley,  on February 1 during the budget session of Parliament.

The decision was taken in the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA), today. Already the Finance Ministery has commenced the work for of interim Budget 2019-20 and is now gaining momentum.

This would be the last budget of the current government, also the sixth consecutive budget to be presented by Jaitley, and inputs have been sought from various ministries for the budget speech. The ministry has also held meetings with the ministries of steel, power, and housing and urban development, among others, to finalise revised expenditure for the current fiscal and projections for the next financial year.

As per practice, a vote-on-account or approval for essential government spending for a limited period is taken in an election year and a full-fledged budget is presented by the new government.

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