Ahead of the announcement of Budget 2021-22, the Halwa ceremony will be done today, the making of the halwa marks the commencement of Budget related events officially.
And now amid the Covid 19, outbreak fewer attendees will be there including finance minister, secretaries in the ministry, officers of the Budget division, and the two tax wings and staff members. People involved in the printing press are there inside the Budget press till the speech is completed. Only key officials are allowed in the Budget press premises during this time
The customary halwa ceremony signals the process of printing documents for the Union Budget and this will be hosted by the finance ministry today.
Finance Minister will be announcing Union Budget on February 1, 2021 at 11 am.