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Parliament's budget session likely to begin from January 31, say govt sources

The Budget Session Is Normally Convened In The Last Week Of February But This Year The Government Is Looking Set To Convene The Longest Session Of Parliament In The Last Week Of January.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 03 Jan 2017, 11:43:18 AM
A file photo of the Parliament building.

New Delhi:

The budget session of Parliament is likely to begin from January 31, sources said on Tuesday following a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA).

The budget session is normally convened in the last week of February but this year the government is looking set to convene the longest session of Parliament in the last week of January.

The budget session is being advanced as the government wants early allocation of funds for various schemes—from April 1, the beginning of the financial year.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published : 03 Jan 2017, 11:34:00 AM