You can download Budget Mobile App on iPhone and Android to access documents.
The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget 2022-23 on February 1, 2022 in paperless form. As per the information provided by the Ministry of Finance the union Budget 2022-23 will be available on Mobile App after it is presented in Parliament for both iPhone and Android systems. The “Union Budget Mobile App” will provide easy and quick access to Union Budget information to all stakeholders.
The iPhone, Adroid Budget App is bilingual (English and Hindi). It should be noted that apart from the Mobile App, all Budget documents will also be available for download on Union Budget Web Portal. Mobile App can be downloaded from the Union Budget Web Portal (www.indiabudget.gov.in).
The Budget 2022 App allows complete access to 14 Union Budget documents, including the Budget Speech, Annual Financial Statement (commonly known as Budget), Demand for Grants (DG), Finance Bill etc. as prescribed by the Constitution.
Notably, the Union Budget of 2021-22 was delivered in paperless form for the first time. A “Union Budget Mobile App” was also launched for hassle-free access of Budget documents by Members of Parliament (MPs) and the general public.
It can be noted that the traditional Halwa Ceremony, which marks the beginning of printing of budget documents, has not been conducted considering the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “To mark the final stage of the Union Budget making process, sweets were provided to the core staff due to undergo “lock-in” at their workplaces, instead of a customary Halwa ceremony every year in view of the prevailing pandemic situation and the need to observe health safety protocols,” Ministry of Finance said in a statement.
It further added that in order 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.