New Delhi: With just a week before the Indian Parliament session commences for the Union Budget 2021-22, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched a new mobile app.
The new Union Budget Mobile App app is said to offer detailed information on important announcements on funds allocated to key infrastructure projects including Railways and government schemes in addition to news on changes in income tax slab for salaried class.
Thanks to Covid-19, the government for the first time since independence, is going paperless.
In previous years, to maintain the secrecy, the Finance ministry used to group more than 100 people for printing budget documents near parliament and on the presentation day, they used to be distributed to parliament members and media.
However, with Covid-19 protocol is still in force. The Indian government has decided to do away with printing any Budget 2021-22 documents.
The Union Budget Mobile App is developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) with the collaboration of the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA).