As a yearly practice, the finance ministry has notified that it will take ideas/suggestions/proposals from the general public for the annual budget 2021-22. However, this year, the ministry will launch a dedicated e-mail to receive the same, amid the pandemic.
"Over the years, the Ministry of Finance has been holding pre-budget consultations in North Block with Industry/Commerce Associations, Trade Bodies and Experts to seek ideas for the Annual Budget. Owing to the pandemic situation, the Ministry has received suggestions from various quarters for holding pre-budget consultations in a different format. It has accordingly been decided to create a dedicated email to receive suggestions from various Institutions/Experts. A specific communication to this effect will be sent shortly," the ministry said in its statement on Friday.
"It has also been decided to make the Annual Budget 2021-22 consultations more participatory and democratic by taking it closer to the people of India. Government has launched a micro-site (online portal) on MyGov platform which will go live on 15th November 2020 to receive ideas for the budget," it added.
The general public in their individual capacity will need to register on MyGov to submit their ideas for Budget 2021-22.
The submissions will be further examined by the concerned Ministry or Department of the Government of India.
"If required, individuals may be contacted on the email/mobile no. provided at the time of registration to seek clarification on their submissions. The portal will remain open until 30th November 2020," the statement added.