Budget 2021: Nirmala Sitharaman holds customary ‘halwa’ ceremony


2021-01-23 10:57:02

NEW DELHI: Kick starting the countdown towards Budget 2021, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday hosted the traditional ‘halwa’ ceremony.
Every year, the government follows an annual tradition of hosting a halwa ceremony, a few days before the Budget is presented. The ceremony marks the beginning of printing of Budget documents.
Here are some key things to know about the ceremony:
* As part of the Budget making ritual, ‘halwa’ is prepared in a big ‘kadhai’ (large frying pot) and served to the entire staff in the finance ministry.

* The significance of the sweet dish is that after it is served, a large number of officials and support staff — who are directly associated with the Budget making and printing process — are required to stay in the ministry.

Sitharaman (centre) along with MoS Anurag Thakur and other senior officials at the halwa ceremony.
* The ceremony is attended by the finance minister, secretaries in the ministry, officers of the Budget division and the two tax wings and staff members, who are locked inside the Budget press till the speech is completed. They do not even have access to their family members.
* The Budget documents will not be printed this time and will instead be uploaded on the website, with even lawmakers and government officers accessing them online. As a result, those who handle the numbers and ready the pages will be inside the press.
* Set to be presented on February 1, Budget will be presented in paperless form for the first time.
* Halwa ceremony also recognises and lauds the efforts of every staff who have been a part of the budget-making process.



Source link

78 Comments

  1. MarcosEtess March 4, 2021
  2. WesleyUtiff March 5, 2021
  3. JasonLup March 8, 2021
  4. Randyabemi March 8, 2021
  5. JasonLup March 8, 2021
  6. Randyabemi March 9, 2021
  7. Wayneweday March 11, 2021
  8. Jasonker March 11, 2021
  9. Jasonker March 12, 2021
  10. Wayneweday March 13, 2021
  11. Jasonker March 13, 2021
  12. Wayneweday March 14, 2021
  13. Wayneweday March 15, 2021
  14. Michaelzes March 16, 2021
  15. Ricardomus March 16, 2021
  16. Ricardomus March 17, 2021
  17. Michaelzes March 17, 2021
  18. KevinLot March 18, 2021
  19. Ricardomus March 18, 2021
  20. KevinLot March 18, 2021
  21. Ricardomus March 19, 2021
  22. Ricardomus March 20, 2021
  23. Terrymex March 22, 2021
  24. MarvinHag March 22, 2021
  25. Terrymex March 22, 2021
  26. MarvinHag March 25, 2021
  27. Peterhed March 26, 2021
  28. Peterhed March 26, 2021
  29. MarvinHag March 26, 2021
  30. Peterhed March 27, 2021
  31. Peterhed March 27, 2021
  32. MarvinHag March 27, 2021
  33. Peterhed March 28, 2021
  34. MarvinHag March 28, 2021
  35. Peterhed March 29, 2021
  36. Rafaeljap March 29, 2021
  37. VictorJonge March 30, 2021
  38. Rafaeljap March 30, 2021
  39. VictorJonge March 31, 2021
  40. Frankhem April 2, 2021
  41. Frankhem April 3, 2021
  42. BillyBlant April 3, 2021
  43. Charlesget April 5, 2021
  44. Michaeltrevy April 5, 2021
  45. Michaeltrevy April 6, 2021
  46. Charlesget April 6, 2021
  47. Alfredted April 7, 2021
  48. Robertnom April 7, 2021
  49. Robertnom April 8, 2021
  50. Alfredted April 8, 2021
  51. Robertnom April 9, 2021
  52. Alfredted April 9, 2021
  53. HarryShife April 10, 2021
  54. Michaelton April 10, 2021
  55. HarryShife April 11, 2021
  56. Michaelton April 11, 2021
  57. Robertovob April 14, 2021
  58. ClaudScoox April 15, 2021
  59. Robertovob April 15, 2021
  60. ClaudScoox April 16, 2021
  61. Robertovob April 16, 2021
  62. ClaudScoox April 17, 2021
  63. Rafaelweilk April 18, 2021
  64. Pierredob April 18, 2021
  65. Rafaelweilk April 18, 2021
  66. Rafaelweilk April 20, 2021
  67. Jamesmug April 21, 2021
  68. Jamesmug April 22, 2021
  69. Jamesmug April 23, 2021
  70. Jamesmug April 24, 2021
  71. Jamesmug April 24, 2021
  72. Jamesmug April 25, 2021
  73. GeorgeNeope April 26, 2021
  74. GeorgeNeope April 27, 2021
  75. Raymondroash April 29, 2021
  76. Raymondroash April 30, 2021
  77. WilliamPromi May 3, 2021
  78. WilliamPromi May 4, 2021

Leave a Reply