more than 100 officers

2 days before the budget, the part of the Ministry of Finance in North Block has been completely sealed. All these end only after the completion of the budget speech of the Finance Minister and the laying of the Finance Bill. More than 100 officers of the Finance Ministry are working day and night in the press for the printing of the budget. It is noteworthy that the entire process of budget preparation is coordinated by a Joint Secretary level officer of the Ministry of Finance. From preparing the budget to scheduling the meetings and printing it, everything is done with the help of this officer.

So many people are involved in budget preparation

Although all the ministries are discussed in the budget making process, but especially the role of Finance Officer, Political Secretary becomes important. All this has to be given to the minister along with the estimate of expenditure and earnings. The series of meetings continues till the budget is presented. Experts from various fields also work in the budget team. Not only this, the budget team of the Finance Minister also needs a Chief Economic Advisor. This team keeps getting guidance from the PM from time to time. Sometimes changes are also made based on the demands and suggestions of various organizations.

the budget is kept secret

Keeping the budget preparation process so secret that no one gets to know about it till it is presented in the Parliament, 2 days before the Finance Ministry is completely sealed. A few days before the presentation of the budget, the North Block office of the Finance Ministry has been converted into an unannounced jail. The employees engaged in printing the budget have to live day and night in the strict uniform of the police and security agencies.