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Cabinet Committee to meet today to finalise upcoming Budget Session

Updated: Jan 03, 2017 08:23 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 3 (ANI): The cabinet-committee.html">Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) to meet at 11 a.m. today to finalise the date for forthcoming Parliament session.

The CCPA meeting has been convened to decide the date for the commencement of the Budget Session. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the meeting.

Apart from Singh, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar will also be present at the CCPA meeting.

The budget is expected to be presented on February 1 by Jaitley. The Budget Session is being advanced as the government wants early allocation of funds for various schemes-- from April 1, the beginning of the financial year.

The 2017 Budget is going to a historic one as the government, for the first time in 92 years, will present a budget that would be merged with the rail budget. (ANI)