Pre-Budget Meetings Held for Union Budget 2023-24
More than 110 invitees representing 7 stakeholder groups participated in 8 meetings.
Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the pre-budget consultation meetings for Budget 2023-24 held virtually from 21st to 28th November 2022. The pre-budget meeting was concluded here today.
More than 110 invitees representing 7 stakeholder groups participated in 8 meetings during this period. The stakeholder groups include representatives and experts from Agriculture and Agro Processing Industry, Industry, Infrastructure & Climate Change, Financial Sector, Capital Markets, Services Trade, Social Sector, Trade Unions, Labour Organisations and Economists.
- Pre-Budget meetings held between 21 to 28 November 2022, from New Delhi, in virtual mode
- More than 110 invitees representing 7 stakeholder groups participated in 8 meetings during this period.
- The stakeholder groups include representatives and experts from Agriculture and Agro Processing Industry; Industry, Infrastructure & Climate Change; Financial Sector Capital Markets; Services and Trade; Social Sector; Trade Unions and Labour Organisations, and Economists.
Union Ministers of State for Finance Shri Pankaj Chaudhary and Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, Finance Secretary Shri T.V. Somanathan; Secretary, DEA, Shri Ajay Seth; Chief Economic Advisor, Dr. V. Anantha Nageswaran; Secretary, DIPAM, Shri Tuhin Kanta Pandey; Secretary, Financial Services, Shri Vivek Joshi; Secretary, Corporate Affairs, Shri Manoj Govil; OSD, Revenue, Shri Sanjay Malhotra, and senior officers from Ministry of Finance were also present during the meetings. Secretaries of other Ministries/Departments concerned participated through online mode.
The representatives of the stakeholder groups made several suggestions for the forthcoming budget that included a mechanism for green certification to help MSMEs, an urban employment guarantee programme to boost employment generation in urban areas, rationalisation of income tax, creation of innovation clusters, schemes for improving domestic supply chains, reduction of taxes on an electric vehicle, the introduction of EV policy, measures to promote India as a hub for Green Hydrogen, Social Sector Entrepreneurship Fund for Social Impact Companies, Training and Accreditation of Care Economy Workers, the portable social benefit for children, National Regulatory Authority for Water and Sanitation, coverage of unorganised workers under ESIC, the continuation of Public Capex, fiscal consolidation and lower customs duties, among others.