Pranab to present General Budget for 2009-10 in LS today
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will present the General Budget for 2009-10 in the Lok Sabha on Monday at 11.00 A.M.
This will be the first general budget of the UPA government's second term.
This will be Pranab Mukherjee's fourth Budget. He had presented three earlier Budgets as finance minister in the Indira Gandhi government. But this would perhaps be his toughest job as he has to fight recessionary pressures and at the same time meet the fiscal deficit reduction targets.
Mukherjee has already stated that the focus of the government would be on aam aadmi with more employment generation schemes on the anvil.
Later Senior Officials of the Ministry of Finance will address a Post Budget Press Conference.