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Assam Budget 2018-19: Himanta Biswa Sarma presents first e-Budget

SNS | New Delhi |

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said Sunday presented the state’s first e-Budget at the Legislative Assembly in Guwahati on Monday.

I take the utmost pride in presenting to you E-Budget on this important day. I also express my gratefulness to Hon speaker Sir for allowing us to introduce the E-Budget through tablets to each of the Hon Members of the house #AssamBudget2018 #AssamEBudget

Earlier, Sarma had said “The government will present the first e-Budget in the Assembly and each legislator will be provided with a tablet (computer) with details of the Budget” .

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The legislators will be able to access the tablets during discussions and cut motion on the Budget inside the House, he said.

After presenting the Budget, Sarma said ” have always believed and felt that the day is not far when Assam will be in the top five states of the country in good governance, economic progress, Human Development Indicators and the overall happiness quotient of its people”.

Mediapersons covering the budget presentation would be given a pen drive containing its details, the minister said.

According to media reports, the budget will be available for download from Google Play Store. Also, Sarma’s budget speech is to be streamed live on Twitter and Facebook.

The conventional paper budget would be available as well.

The finance department had called for suggestions from the public regarding the Budget provisions, and more than one thousand people submitted their suggestions, the best of which had been sorted out for incorporation in this year’s budget, he added.

(With agency inputs)