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Budget Session From Jan 31: PM Modi Calls Cabinet Meet On Jan 29

Parliament budget session will start from January 31. The Cabinet meeting will be held before the budget meetings. 

According to news agency IANS, a cabinet meeting will be held on January 29 under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

This will be the first meeting of Modi’s cabinet in 2023. All the ministers to participate in this meeting. 

This is the complete budget to be introduced by the Modi government before the 2024 general elections. 

Due to this, there is widespread interest in the central cabinet meeting. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget on February 1. 

It seems that Prime Minister Modi will give special instructions to all the ministers regarding the budget meetings. 

As this is the last full budget of the Modi government, the prime minister asked all the ministers to work hard to take their public welfare issues to the people after the budget is presented. 

The Cabinet meeting is also likely to discuss the programs related to the G-20 chairmanship that India has received. About 200 events related to G-20 will be held in more than 50 places across the country.

In addition to the G20 countries, 14 international organizations including the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are participating in these initiatives. 

So the central government prepares plans to organize these programs in a grand manner. 

Measures are being taken to involve maximum number of people in these programs. 

It is reported that the meeting will also discuss cabinet reshuffle, expansion and presentations by ministers regarding the performance of their ministries. 

According to the report that the cabinet reshuffle exercise will begin within a few days after the January 29 cabinet meeting. 

The budget sessions of Parliament will begin soon. It will start on 31st of this month and end on 6th of April. Union Minister Prahlad Joshi revealed the same through a tweet recently. 

He said that the meeting will be held 27 times for about 66 days. These meetings will begin with President Draupadi Murmu’s address in the Central Hall of the Parliament. Draupadi Murmu was sworn in as the President in August last year. 

After that, she will address the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha for the first time in the budget meetings. A break will be taken for a few days in between the 66-day meetings. A break will be taken from February 14 to March 12. 

In this gap, the parliamentary standing committees examine the demands of the ministers and prepare reports based on them. 

The budget session will begin after President Draupadi Murmu moves a “motion of thanks”. 

Prime Minister Modi will speak on this occasion. After that, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will answer questions on the Union Budget. 

The ministers have already put forward some demands to the Centre. Modi government is considering these. There are opportunities to focus mainly on these in the budget meetings.

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