On Saturday, January 23, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made a big announcement regarding the launching of the Union Budget mobile app ahead of Union Budget 2021-22.
The mobile application is available for both and Android and iOS devices and it is designed to provide information on the union budget to various stakeholders including citizens of India at the click of an option.
All the information in the application will be accessible after the completion of the budget speech by the Finance Minister in the Parliament on February 1.
National Informatics Centre (NIC) developed the Union Budget app under the guidance of the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA). The Android and iPhone users can download the application from their respective app stores, that is, Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Although, the app is available for download from the union budget web portal – https://indiabudget.gov.in.
The Union Budget Mobile app has been designed to support both Hindi and English languages. The Finance Ministry affirmed, that the app will have a User-Friendly Interface that will give users the accessibility to 14 different union budget documents, including Demand for Grants (DG), Finance Bill, and Annual Financial Statement (Budget).
Other easy key features have also been mentioned by the ministry that includes downloading, printing, search, zoom in and out, bidirectional scrolling, external links, and table of contents.
This time, proceedings of the Union Budget 2021-22 will be different from previous ones. After reviewing the condition of the pandemic in this nation, the government finally reached a conclusion to deliver this year’s budget is completely paperless form.
This is going to be the first time in Indian history as this has never been done before, and the government calls this an unprecedented initiative.