Assam presents e-budget for the first time

  • Assam presents e-budget for the first time
12-03-2018 | Pratidin Bureau. |

In a first, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma presented the e-Budget of the state on Monday. For the first time, the budget was presented in digital format in the Assembly instead of the conventional paper-based format. The budget can be easily accessed in a computer or mobile phone.

Each legislator was provided with a tablet with details of the budget. It must be noted that Assam is the second state to present an e-Budget, Andhra Pradesh being the first.



The proceedings of the Assam Budget 2018-19 also went live on social media – Facebook and Twitter. It must be noted that the e-Budget of Andhra Pradesh was accessible only to the legislators on their tablets and not available in public domain. The same is Assam is accessible to the public online.

The budget will also be available on the Android app and on newspapers the following day. This year’s budget is divided into four parts – gender budgeting, child budget, outcome budget and a statement on substantial development goals.

Himanta Biswa Sarma also informed that media persons shall be provided with the budget in pen drives.

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