Nirmala Sitharaman ditches briefcase for red bag to carry Budget papers


Dhirendra Tripathi
The finance minister nowadays stepped outdoor of her North Block office at Delhi’s Raisina Hills, carrying a purple bag
CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian stated the traditional ‘bahikhata’ symbolises departure of slavery from our western thought

As Nirmala Sitharaman gets set to end up the first girl full-time finance minister to existing the Union Budget, she is demolishing long-established customs, of direction made through and made for men.
The finance minister today stepped backyard of her North Block office at Delhi’s Raisina Hills, carrying a pink bag. Gone was the briefcase that her male predecessors have carried at the time of the annual ritual.
Replacing the briefcase used to be a smart, purple colored bag that she happily carried in her right hand. The bag sported the national emblem, the Ashoka Chakra, on the front. CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian said the ordinary ‘bahikhata’ symbolises departure of slavery from our western thought.
Sitharaman posed for photographers backyard the colonial generation constructing made of rose purple and pale yellow sandstone. In tow had been minister of kingdom for finance Anurag Thakur, finance secretary S.C. Garg, revenue secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey, other secretaries of the ministry and officials.
The Budget will be presented in the Lok Sabha at 11AM.
The Budget files include a set of a number of certain books. The subjects they cover are an annual economic statement, demand for grants, Appropriation Bill, Finance Bill, a memorandum explaining the provisions in the Finance Bill, macro-economic framework for the relevant financial year, fiscal policy approach announcement for the economic year, medium term fiscal coverage statement, expenditure profile, expenditure budget and the receipts budget.
Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was once the first female to have delivered Union Budget when she did so in 1970. But hers was a role in addition to the all-important job of being the country’s Prime Minister.

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