Bhubaneswar: Odisha government’s finance department has invited suggestion from general public as part it’s pre-dudget consultation process. The department opened to suggestions till 21st January 2021.

The finance department had put in place various digital platforms for public to send their suggestions.

Now, Finance Department invites suggestions in a structured format in the Budget web-portal to be used as an input in the process of preparation of Annual Budget 2021-22. Suggestions canbe sent by e-mail to the address

Similarly, suggestions for Budget are also invited through Whatsapp to the Mobile number (+91)9438161111 and through social media platforms like Twitter (@FdOdisha) and Facebook (@FinanceOdisha).

Members of the public, Civil Society Organisation, Advocacy Groups and other stakeholders are requested to make use of this unique opportunity to participate in the budget making process of the State government.

This facility will be available for one month from 22nd December, 2020 till 21st January, 2021.

The State finance department has been holding Pre-Budget consultation with a cross section of the society. In the previous years, in order to make the budgetary process more open and participative using Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Finance Department have initiated the process of obtaining inputs for Budget preparation through the dedicated Budget web-portal, e-mail, WhatsApp and SMS. The portal displays all budget related documents.