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Budget today: What’s in the finance minister’s briefcase?

union budget Updated: Feb 29, 2016 08:40 IST
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Union Budget

Union minister for finance, Arun Jaitley, gives the final touch to the Union Budget 2016-17, at North Block in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

Finance minister Arun Jaitley will present Union Budget for the next fiscal in Parliament on Monday amid worries over India’s slowing growth rate, government finances and reform measures.

Jaitley has the difficult job of making India regain its spot as an investors’ darling, easing rules of doing business and signalling long-term economic reforms without hurting the country’s vast consuming class.

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So what does the finance minister’s briefcase comprise of besides the budget speech. Here’s a list:

Annual Financial Statement

Demands for Grants

Appropriation Bill

Finance Bill

Memorandum Explaining the Provisions in the Finance Bill

Macro-economic framework for the relevant financial year

Fiscal Policy Strategy Statement for the financial year

Medium-Term Fiscal Policy Statement

Expenditure Budget Volume-1

Expenditure Budget Volume-2

Receipts Budget

Budget at a glance

Highlights of Budget

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