Budget 2021's Paperless Form given a Nod by a Mobile App launched by FM Sitharaman

CIOReviewIndia Team | Monday, 25 January 2021, 04:09 IST

Just a week before the presentation of the Union Budget on February 1, 2021, the Honorable Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman on January 23, 2021, launched the "Union Budget Mobile App”. This will give access of Budget-related documents by Members of Parliament (MPs) and public.

For the first time since independence, the Budget papers will not be printed in the wake of the ongoing covid pandemic.

The Union Budget 2021 is due to be presented on February 1, 2021, is entirely paperless.

The Central Government has received permission for the same from both the houses of parliament.

This decision is a result of keeping more than 100 people away from the printing press for around a fortnight amid the pandemic fear.

Union Budget Mobile App

1. The mobile application facilitates total access to 14 Union Budget documents, which include the Annual Financial Statement (referred in common as Budget), Demand for Grants (DG), Finance Bill, etc. as authored by the Constitution.

2. The application is developed with user-friendly interface, embedded features of downloading, printing, search, zoom in and out, bidirectional scrolling, table of contents and external links, etc. are added.

3. The application, available in both English and Hindi, is developed for both Android and iOS platforms.

4. The application can be downloaded from the Union Budget Web Portal à www.indiabudget.gov.in. The application has been developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) where the proper guidance has been provided by the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA).

5. All documents related to Budget will be available on the mobile application after the completion of the Budget speech by the FM in Parliament on February 1.

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