Bhubaneswar, Jan 19: Finance Department has been holding Pre-Budget consultation with a cross section of the society. Realising the need tomake the budgetary process more open and participative using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) through e-mail and SMS.
This facility was made available for a fortnight beginning from 1st January, 2016 to 15th January, 2016.
The total number of suggestions received through these three modes i.e. 1666 out of which 941suggestions were received through the website budget.odisha.gov.in, 451 suggestions through e-mail and remaining 274 suggestions were received through SMS.
The suggestions are being shared with respective Departments and will be taken into consideration while preparing the Annual Budget, 2016-17.