Budget 2018: Centre calls all-party meet on Jan 28
The government has convened an all-party meeting on January 28 ahead of the Budget Session of Parliament to seek opposition's support for the smooth conduct of proceedings in both the Houses.
The Budget session of the Parliament will be conducted from January 29 to April 6, with phase 1 to be held from January 29 to February 9 and the second phase from March 5 to April 6.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Budget 2018 for the fiscal year 2018-19 on February 1.
The Budget session of Parliament may begin on January 30 with President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the Joint Session of both the Houses of Parliament, a senior government official said.
The Economic Survey, detailing the state of the economy, is likely to be tabled on January 31 and the Union Budget may be presented the following day
This will be the first Budget in the post- GST (Goods and Services Tax) era and the last full budget from Jaitley ahead of the general election in 2019.