Budget 2021: 'Bahi khata' turns digital, Nirmala Sitharaman to present Budget via Make in India tab
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman showing tab to the media persons Image source: ANI

Budget 2021: 'Bahi khata' turns digital, Nirmala Sitharaman to present Budget via Make in India tab

For the first time in India, the Budget 2021 is going completely paperless amid COVID-19 outbreak

It was already conveyed that this year’s Union Budget will have many things changed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The government had announced it would be a paperless budget and Nirmala Sitharaman was seen carrying a tablet instead of her iconic Bahi khata on Monday.

In 2019, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman broke an age-old tradition of carrying a briefcase to Parliament for the Union Budget presentation. Instead, she carried a ‘bahi khata’. And today, moving forward with time, she has yet again discarded the traditional bahi-khata and was seen carrying a Made in India tablet.

The tablet is making its debut in the 2021 budget, replacing- the Bahi khata and the historic budget briefcase. The FM was seen holding it up to the media on Monday morning. While the briefcase was more western, the Finance Minister had replaced it with a Bahi khata. But thanks to novel virus, this tablet has proved right to the movement of Digital India.

For the first time in India, the Budget 2021 is going completely paperless amid COVID-19 outbreak. Instead of hard copies, soft copies of the budget will be provided to all MPs (Member of Parliament).

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