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The government has already started the groundwork for the union budget.
The government has already started the groundwork for the union budget.

FinMin to take public suggestions for budget

The ministry will also create a dedicated email to receive suggestions from various bodies and experts as the customary face to face budget consultations with stake holders is difficult this year due to the pandemic

The Union finance ministry will take suggestions from the public to make the Union budget for FY22 as participatory and democratic as possible, it said on Friday.

Individuals can register in the ‘MyGov’ (www.mygov.in) portal and give their ideas, which will be examined by the ministries concerned. “If required, individuals may be contacted on the email or mobile number provided at the time of registration to seek clarification on their submissions," the government said.

The facility for giving ideas will be open in the portal from Sunday till the end of the month.

The ministry will also create a dedicated email to receive suggestions from various bodies and experts as the customary face-to-face budget consultations with stakeholders is difficult this year because of the pandemic.

The government has started the groundwork for the Union budget, and the contours will soon be drawn up based on a review of the actual spending so far, the requirement in the coming months and revenue receipts.

Given the revenue shortfall and extra spending needs, the Centre has raised its borrowing for this fiscal by more than 50%.


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