Odisha Govt Invites Suggestions From Public For Annual Budget

Bhubaneswar: As the Odisha government gears up for 2024-25 budget preparation, Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi on Wednesday invited suggestions from the common people in order to make the process more participative.

The Chief Minister said members of the public, civil society organisations, 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.

“Our government is people’s government. So there is need to seek the proposals and opinions of common people for the budget making process,” he said.

In order to make the budgetary process more open and participative using Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Finance Department has initiated the process of obtaining inputs for budget preparation through the dedicated web-portal, e-mail, WhatsApp and SMS, the CM said in a statement.

The Finance Department has invited suggestions in a structured format in the budget web-portal https://budget.odisha.gov.in/ to be used as input in the process of preparation of full-fledged Annual Budget 2024-25.

Suggestions can also be sent by e-mail to the address odisha.budget@gov.in.

Similarly, suggestions for Budget are also being invited through WhatsApp to the Mobile number (+91)9438161111, and through social media platforms like X (@FdOdisha), Facebook (@FinanceOdisha) and Instagram (@fdodisha).

People can send their suggestions from June 20 to July 5.

Finance Department has been holding Pre-Budget consultation with a cross section of the society.

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