Commenting on the issue, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das told the media, “There are three major changes that we are undertaking for the next year (Budget). First presentation of Budget is advanced by about a month. We expect Budget to be presented around February 1.”
“The pre-Budget meetings for the current year’s for revised expenditure estimates as well as for the next Budget’s estimates have already started. Revenue Department has also started the pre-budget consultations with the various stakeholders and Finance Minister’s consultation with major stakeholders are also planned to be held in advance,” he added.