Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has invited suggestions from the General Public before formulating Annual Budget 2021-22.
Department of Finance has been holding Pre-Budget consultation with a cross section of the society.
In the previous years, in order to make the budgetary process more open and participative using Information and Communication Technology (ICT), the Department has initiated the process of obtaining inputs for Budget preparation through the dedicated Budget web-portal, e-mail, WhatsApp and SMS.
The portal displays all Budget related documents. Now, Finance Department invites suggestions in a structured format in the Budget web-portal https://budget.odisha.gov.in to be used as an input in the process of preparation of Annual Budget 2021-22.
Suggestions can be sent by e-mail to the address Odisha.firstname.lastname@example.org. Similarly, suggestions for Budget are also invited through Whatsapp to the Mobile number (+91)9438161111 and through social media platforms like Twitter (@FdOdisha) and Facebook (@FinanceOdisha).
This facility will be available for one month from 22 December, 2020 till 21st January, 2021.
Members of the public, Civil Society Organization, Advocacy Groups and other stakeholders are requested to make use of this unique opportunity to participate in the budget making process of the State Government.