As we get closer to Budget 2023, it becomes important to know where budget details released by official sources can be accessed. The Union Finance Ministry launched the Union Budget Mobile app in 2021 in view of the year’s paperless budget submission that was triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Since then, it has become a Union Budget reference repository where any phone user can access all the important budget details. The application is administered by the Department of Economic Affairs, Union Ministry of Finance. It was designed and developed by the National Center for Informatics.
The app is available on the Google Play Store for Android users and the App Store for iOS users. Currently, the Union Budget mobile app has information related to the 2021-22 budget and the 2022-23 budget. The information is categorized into various sections, making it easy to retrieve the required information.
Some of the sections are budget highlights, budget speech, annual financial statement, receipt budget, expense budget, and customs notifications. The documents can be viewed in PDF format and can also be downloaded.
The app can be accessed in English and Hindi. Once Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the 2023 Budget on February 1, the documents are expected to be made available on the Union Budget mobile app as well.
The Android version of the app was last updated on 14th January 2022 and so far the Android users have downloaded the app more than 1 lakh times.