Post-announcement, India inc can now access union budget via a mobile app

The union budget will also be available on a bilingual mobile app after it is tabled in the Parliament

   
An Indian user using union budget app on mobile phone

Like last year, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget for FY23 in the paperless form at the Parliament on February 1.

Taking a step ahead, the union budget will also be available on a bilingual (Hindi and English) mobile app after it is tabled in the Parliament to provide easy access to all the stakeholders.

The app will allow complete access to 14 Union Budget documents, including the Budget Speech, Annual Financial Statement, Demand for Grants, and Finance Bill, among others.

Last year, the Union Budget was delivered in a paperless form for the first time. The Union Budget Mobile App was also launched for hassle-free access of Budget documents by the Members of Parliament as well as the general public. The app is already available on the Google play store and Apple app store.

Given that, there will be attempts to clone this new software from the Indian government and there may be apps with similar names, users have been requested to download the budget app from National Informatics Centre.

The new Union Budget mobile app can also be downloaded from the official Union Budget Web Portal. The documents related to the budget can be downloaded by the public via this portal.

Meanwhile, the Finance Ministry said in a statement that owing to the Covid situation, instead of the customary ‘Halwa ceremony’, this year sweets were provided to the core staff who are due to undergo ‘lock-in’ at their workplaces in order to maintain the secrecy of the financial document.