Last Phase Of Price range 2021-22 Commences Forward of Union Spending budget, Halwa Ceremony Held At Finance Ministry

Price range 2021: Halwa ceremony was held at North block, Ministry of Finance on January 23

Spending budget 2021 – Halwa Ceremony 2021: The standard ‘halwa ceremony’ marking the final phase of Funds 2021-22, was held on Saturday, January 23, at the Union Finance Ministry headquarters at North Block in New Delhi. Whilst the traditional ceremony marks the commencement of the printing method of the government’s Funds doc, this year’s Union Budget 2021-22 will be sent in paperless type for the very first time ever, on February 1, 2021. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of State Anurag Thakur took element in the halwa ceremony. (Also Browse: Budget 2021: Spending plan Will Be Paperless For The To start with Time Ever )

 A customary halwa ceremony is carried out just about every calendar year before the lock-in process of the Funds planning begins. According to the ritual, an Indian dessert or sweet dish is geared up in a significant vessel and served to the officials of the Finance Ministry. The dessert is served to all individuals who are specifically linked with the Price range building method. The officers are then required to continue to be in the north block of the Finance Ministry for all around 10 times. The lock-in course of action is noticed to preserve the secrecy of the future spending budget and prevent any leaks prior to it is offered in the Parliament. 

At the halwa ceremony, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was accompanied by Minister of Point out for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Singh Thakur, Dr A.B. Pandey, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Income), T.V. Somanathan, Secretary, Expenditure, Tarun Bajaj, Secretary, Economic Affairs and other major officials of the Ministry of Finance. Due to COVID-19 pandemic limitations, this yr the halwa ceremony was supposed to remain canceled, but the authorities went forward with it.


On the event, Finance Minister also launched a Union Finances Mobile App for fast and inconvenience-free of charge accessibility of Spending plan paperwork by Users of Parliament as effectively as the common community. This is the 1st time in the heritage of impartial India that official spending plan papers will not be printed.