SunstarTV Bureau: The first phase of the Budget Session of Parliament is likely to take place from January 29 till February 8.
President Ram Nath Kovind is going to address joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament on January 29.
With all the Covid-19 protocols, the Union Budget is scheduled to be presented on February 1.
This year’s budget presentation will be extremely crucial as it will be the first budget after the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country.
Earlier, Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman had said that the upcoming budget will sustain the momentum of public spending on infrastructure and have a ‘vibrancy’ to ensure the economic revival continues.
She added, “I am conscious that the forthcoming budget will have a vibrancy that is so required for the economy’s revival, sustainable revival.”
The winter session of Parliament was not held last year due to the pandemic. Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Pralhad Joshi had said that he had informally contacted floor leaders of various political parties and they have expressed their concerns about the ongoing pandemic and opined of doing away with winter session.
Joshi, mentioned, “Government is willing to have the next session of Parliament at the earliest; it would be appropriate to have the Budget Session, 2021 in January, 2021 keeping in mind the unprecedented circumstances created by the Covid-19 pandemic.”