Budget Session: Cabinet approves President Patil’s address to Parliament

February 15th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Tuesday gave its nod to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil’s address to the to the joint sitting of Parliament on the opening day of the Budget Session on February 21.

The cabinet gave its approval at a meeting chaired by the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, which will outline the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government’s policies and programmes for 2011-12.

Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will present the ‘General Budget’ to the Lok Sabha on February 28.

The session will be in two parts — the first upto March 16 and the second from April 4 to 21.

The Railway Budget will be presented before the Rajya Sabha on February 25.

The standing committees of various ministries will use the recess between the two parts of the session to scrutinise the budgetary demands for grants. (ANI)

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