The Union Budget 2012-13 date is out. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will address Parliament on March 16, a minister said on Tuesday.
Parliamentary affairs minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said the Budget session of Parliament will start on March 12, with the Railway Budget slated to be presented on March 14.
A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, was held earlier on Tuesday, to decide the schedule of the session which is generally a three-month affair.
The government will table the Economic Survey 2011-12 data on March 15. The Survey is a document on the state of economy prepared by the economic division in the ministry of finance.
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had earlier said that there is a Constitutional sanctity to two dates - one March 31, before which a vote on account should be taken so that there is no problem of withdrawal of money in the new financial year and the 75 days deadline after the presentation of taxation proposals to pass the Finance Bill.