Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Finance Department has invited suggestions from public 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 [email protected]. Similarly, suggestions for the 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.
One can also submit his/her suggestion by visiting the webpage budget.odisha.gov.in/suggestions.
Members of the public, Civil Society Organisation, Advocacy Groups and other stakeholders have been requested to make use of this unique opportunity to participate in the budget making process of the State Government.
Notably, the Finance Department has been holding Pre-Budget consultation with a cross section of the society. 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.