Cabinet to meet tomorrow to finalise Budget Session

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) will meet tomorrow at 11 a.m. to decide on advancing the Budget Session of Parliament.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh
Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the meeting. Apart from Singh, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar will also be present at the CCPA meeting.

The budget is expected to be presented on February 1 by Jaitley.

The Budget Session is being advanced as the government wants early allocation of funds for various schemes– from April 1, the beginning of the financial year.

The 2017 Budget is going to a historic one as the government, for the first time in 92 years, will present a budget that would be merged with the rail budget.