Budget 2021: Finance minister launches Union Budget mobile app

NEW DELHI: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday launched the ‘Union Budget mobile app‘ for hassle-free access of Budget documents by members of Parliament (MPs) and general public.
Launched on the occasion of the customary ‘halwa’ ceremony, the app facilitates complete access to 14 Union Budget documents, including the annual financial statement, demand for grants (DG), finance bill and more as prescribed by the Constitution.
“The app has a user-friendly interface with embedded features of downloading, printing, search, zoom in and out, bidirectional scrolling, table of contents and external links, etc. It is bilingual (English & Hindi) and will be available on both Android and iOS platforms,” the finance ministry said in an official release.
Budget documents will be available on the mobile app after the completion of the Budget speech by the finance minister on February 1, 2021, it added.
Developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) under the guidance of the department of economic affairs (DEA), the app can be downloaded from the Union Budget Web Portal ( www.indiabudget.gov.in).
In a first, the Budget documents will not be printed this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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