Rajasthan’s fiscal year budget 2023-24 is tagged ‘Bachat. Rahat. Badhat’. In keeping with the theme, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who also holds the finance portfolio, said his budget would be ‘ Bachat. Rahat. Badhat. (Saving. Relief. Growth).
The theme is on display in big banners and hoardings put up in the state capital’s vintage points, and newspaper advertisements.
The advertisement does not say another word pertaining to the budget as it would be a confidential matter not to be disclosed outside the assembly which will resume tomorrow at 11 am. The House was adjourned on February 2 after the CM made a reply on the Governor’s address.
However, on many occasions, while interacting with the media, Gehlot has said the budget would focus on Youth-Students-Women issues.
Last FY budget focused on separate agriculture with 12 missions and it was implemented throughout the year 2022-23 successfully, Gehlot said.
The State College Education Directorate has issued a circular asking all government colleges to make arrangements for a live budget for the students tomorrow.
In an official statement with a picture, the CM finalised the state budget for the financial year 2023-24 at his residence. On this occasion Additional Chief Secretary Finance Akhil Arora, Secretary Finance (Revenue) Krishna Kant Pathak, Secretary Finance (Budget) Rohit Gupta, Secretary Finance (Expenditure) Naresh Kumar Thakral and Director (Budget) Brajesh Sharma were present.
This would be the fifth and the last budget to be presented by Gehlot in his third term as chief minister. The assembly elections in the state are slated to be in the month of December this year.