At 8:47 a.m.(IST) today, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrived at the Ministry of Finance, 10 minutes after MoS Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur.
Thakur has assured people that this year’s budget will be meeting the taxpayer’s expectations. He said – “I have full confidence that the budget will fulfill the aspirations of the people. We will continue to make efforts to make India self-reliant and make our economy grow.”
At 9:16 a.m.(IST), FM Sitharaman and MoS Finance Thakur left the Ministry to move towards the Parliament where the budget will be introduced today.
This year, for the first time, the budget is going to be paperless in adherence to the COVID-19 safety norms. Instead, the budget will be presented on a tablet and the soft copies of the Budget will be made available to the general public in the form of soft copies.
Finance Minister Sitharaman, while leaving the Ministry of Finance, was seen with a red tablet cover with a golden emblem of India embossed into it. This is the bag which contains the tab on which the Budget will be introduced.
Ahead of the Union Budget 2021-2022, the stock markets witnessed positive shifts with Sensex reporting a growth of 403 points.