Odisha govt to present interim budget in Assembly on February 7

Bhubaneswar: The interim budget for the year 2019-20 will be presented in the Odisha Assembly on February 7, regarding which an official notification was issued by the Parliamentary Affairs department today.

As per the notification, the Odisha Legislative Assembly will meet from February 4 till February 12, 2019. The session will begin on February 4 with the Governor’s address.

The interim budget will be presented by Odisha Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera on February 7 and a motion on Vote on Account will be moved. On February 8, the Appropriation Bill on the Vote on Account will be tabled in the Odisha Assembly.

As the Assembly and the Lok Sabha elections are scheduled this year, the state government will present an interim budget instead of a full-fledged budget. The upcoming session will have seven working days with two government holidays on February 9 and 10.