New Delhi: In order to make the upcoming Union Budget for the financial year 2019-20 more inclusive and participative, the government on Friday asked inputs from the country’s citizens. The Ministry of Finance has been following the practice of taking suggestions from the people for the last few years. One can drop their inputs on ‘mygov.in’ portal by 20 June.
The portal has invited ideas and suggestions for the Union Budget to be presented by the newly appointed Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, on 5 July. “Citizens from all walks of life are welcome to be a part of this democratic exercise. You can submit your suggestions either directly in the comments box or attach a PDF document. We seek your valuable ideas to continue the tradition of the Union Budget incorporating the citizens’ aspirations. The last date for submissions on this forum is 20th June 2019,” the portal said.
The Finance Minister’s budget team for the current fiscal year comprises of Minister of State for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur and Chief Economic Advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian. The official team is led by Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg, Expenditure Secretary Girish Chandra Murmu, Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey, DIPAM Secretary Atanu Chakraborty, and Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Kumar.
The budget is expected to address financial sector troubles like rising NPAs and liquidity crisis in NBFCs, job creation, private investments, exports revival, agrarian crisis and raise public investment without compromising on fiscal prudence. The Economic Survey for 2019-20 will be tabled on 4 July, prior to the budget presentation.