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Finance Deptt seeks suggestions for Annual Budget of 2018-19




 The State Finance Department has sought suggestions for the Annual Budget of 2018-19 from people.

The suggestions can be given in a structured format available at the department’s website. Suggestions can be sent by email to the address odisha.budget@gov.in. Similarly, suggestions for the Budget are also invited through WhatsApp, Telegram and SMS to the Mobile number (+91)9438161111. This facility will be available from December 23, 2017 to January 10, 2018. The department has urged members of the public, civil society organisations, advocacy groups and other stakeholders to make use of the unique opportunity to participate in the budget making process of the State government.

Notably, the State Finance Department has been holding pre-Budget consultation with a cross section of the society. During the previous financial year, in order to make the budgetary process more open and participative using Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Finance Department had initiated the process of obtaining inputs for preparation of Annual Budget, 2016-17 through a separate web-portal budget.odisha.gov.in, through e-mail and SMS.

The portal displays all budget related documents. The option of submission of budget suggestion through WhatsApp and Telegram was added in the process of preparation of  Annual Budget 2018-19.






Editorial

Précis 2017
From asking his party men to ‘live a simple life and serve the people’ to taunting the BJP for its ‘crocodile tears’, Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik has not only become politically invincible, he seems to be so in the coming years too.

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