- Last date for submission of budget suggestions is January 22.
- Govt received 1, 113 suggestions from people so far.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha): The Odisha government on Thursday extended the date for receiving suggestions from the public for the preparation of the annual budget for the 2017-18 financial year.
The Finance department has extended the last date for submission of budget suggestions until January 22.
The department has received a total of 1, 113 suggestions from people till date.
Considering the pro-active participation of the people in the budget-making process, the finance department had invited suggestions from people in a structured format for the preparation of the annual budget.
“Members of the public, civil society organizations, 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,” the release mentioned.
The state government has developed a web page budget.odisha.gov.in where suggestions can be submitted. The page would host budget documents and suggestions.
The suggestions can also be mailed at email@example.com. Similarly, suggestions for the budget are also invited through Whatsapp, Telegram, and SMS to Mobile number (+91)9438161111.
It had invited suggestions from people on 1 January this year. This facility was made available for a fortnight until 15 January.