In an effort to promote ‘Digital India initiative’, the Standing Committee of Parliament has decided to reduce the number of printed copies of union budget and economic survey sets this year. The printed copies will be made available online.

“We would be able to give not more than three sets each of both the documents to any one media organization. We seek your cooperation in this regard,” an official release stated.

Both the documents will be made available on the website of the Finance Ministry ( as well as the PIB website ( immediately after the Economic Survey is tabled in Parliament and the finance minister&’s budget speech is over in the Lok Sabha.

The Union Finance Ministry will present the General Budget 2016-17 on February 29, 2016 in the Lok Sabha, while the Economic Survey 2015-16 will be laid out on February 26, 2016.