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Budget on July 10

New Delhi, June 23: The government will present the Union budget on July 10. While the budget session will start on July 7, the rail budget will be presented on July 8 and the economic survey on July 9.

The dates were decided by the cabinet committee on parliamentary affairs (CCPA) here today keeping in view Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s travel schedule to attend the BRICS summit.

The vote-on-account budget approved by the previous Parliament ends on July 31 and a new budget has to be in place before that.

The CCPA, headed by home minister Rajnath Singh, decided that bills to replace ordinances, including the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities (Amendment) Ordinance, the Polavaram project ordinance, the Trai Act (Amendment) Ordinance and the Sebi Amendment Ordinance, will be introduced on a priority basis for consideration during the session, official sources said.

The ordinances have to be converted to bills before the third week of July.

Meanwhile, finance minister Arun Jaitley told newspersons today that his government was writing to the Swiss authorities to seek details of Indians with black money in banks in Switzerland.

This followed news reports that the Swiss government would be sharing the details with India’s special investigation team to look into black money.

 
 
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