Through the years, a number of finance ministers and prime ministers have offered the Union Finances a number of instances. Nonetheless, former Prime Minister Morarji Desai holds the file of presenting probably the most variety of Union Budgets within the historical past of the nation — he offered 10 Union Budgets!
Desai offered the price range yearly from 1959 to 1963. His second stint was from 1967 to 1969. Aside from this, he additionally offered the interim price range for 1962-63 and 1967-68.
Like final yr, this yr, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will current the Union Finances on February 1. Sitharaman shall be presenting the Union Finances for the fifth time in a row.
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Sitharaman, who first offered a Finances in July 2019, is one among solely two ladies who’ve ever offered the Finances. This yr, Sitharaman shall be presenting the thirty third price range.
Earlier, six finance ministers: Manmohan Singh (1991-1996), Yashwant Sinha (1998-2003), Jaswant Singh (2003-2004), P Chidambaram (1996-1998, 2004-2009, 2013-2014), Pranab Mukherjee (2009-2013), and Arun Jaitley (2014-2019) had offered 28 budgets.
Jaitley offered all of the 5 budgets of the Modi authorities’s first tenure however missed out on presenting the interim price range in February this yr on account of sickness. Stand-in Finance Minister Piyush Goyal offered the interim price range on February 1, 2019, earlier than the 2019 Lok Sabha Sabha election. The following three budgets — July 2019, February 2020 and February 2021 — have been offered by Nirmala Sitharaman.