Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has initiated the ‘Union Budget Mobile App’ ahead of the presentation of the Union Budget 2021-22 on February 1. The newly inaugurated Union Budget Mobile App will guarantee hassle-free access to Budget documents to the lawmakers and the general public.\
The budget app has been formulated by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) under the recommendation of the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA). The budget papers will be made accessible on the mobile app after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman completes presenting the Union Budget 2021 in the Parliament on February 1, 2021.
This recently started Union Budget Mobile App can be installed from the Google Play Store on Android devices and the Apple App Store on iOS devices – iPhone and iPad. One can moreover download it from the Union Budget Web Portal.
The app will enable the users to get comprehensive access to 14 Union Budget documents, encompassing the Annual Financial Statement (commonly known as Budget), Demand for Grants (DG), Finance Bill etc. as prescribed by the Constitution.
Users can agree on languages on the interface English and Hindi. The user-friendly interface will enable the users to download, print, zoom in and out, and search for details. The app will be available on both Android and iOS platforms.
All the Budget documents will be available for users of the app after the completion of the Budget speech by the Finance Minister on February 1. For the first time since independence, the Union Budget 2021 is going to be completely paperless.
The decision has been taken as nearly 100 people would be expected to stay at the printing press for around a fortnight. Both the houses of Parliament have authorized the same to the Central Government. The mobile app will provide easy and quick access to Union Budget information to all stakeholders.