Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday sought suggestions and inputs from common men, civil society organisations and different advocacy groups for preparation of annual Budget 2018-19.
During the previous financial year, in order to make the budgetary process more open and participative using Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Finance Department had initiated the process of obtaining inputs for preparation of annual Budget 2016-17 through a separate web-portal budget.odisha.gov.in, through e-mail and SMS.
The portal displays all budget-related documents.
The option of submission of budget suggestion through Whatsapp and Telegram was added in the process of preparation of Annual Budget 2017-18.
Now, the Finance Department invites suggestions in a structured format (displayed in the web page) to be used as an input in the process of preparation of annual Budget 2018-19.
Suggestions can be sent by e-mail to the address firstname.lastname@example.org. Similarly, suggestions for Budget are also invited through Whatsapp, Telegram and SMS to the Mobile number (+91)9438161111.
This facility will be available from 23rd December 2017 to 10th January 2018. Members of the public, Civil Society Organisation, 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.