The Finance Ministry has decided not to print Spending plan 2021 and will go paperless, in a sizeable crack from tradition, owing to the Covid 19 pandemic. This is the 1st time in the record of independent India that finances papers will not be printed.
The selection was taken as the printing approach requires quite a few men and women to keep at the push for all around a fortnight. Additional than 100 men and women normally continue to be at the basement of north block till the finances is introduced and this simply cannot happen this 12 months owing to the covid pandemic.
This indicates there will not be no halwa ceremony, which historically will take place ahead of the printing of papers. This ceremony, which started around January 20, was attended by all the individuals included in spending plan-making and marked the starting of printing. There will be no vehicles loaded with Spending plan papers either, a acquainted sight at Parliament on Spending plan Working day.
And there will be no need for a bahi khata to carry the spending budget papers. Ms Sitharaman had last year dropped the leather-based briefcase in favor of a standard bahi-khata. The Budget documents, which includes the finance minister’s speech copy, finance monthly bill and other papers, used to be earlier carried in a brown briefcase.