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Pre-Budget meetings to begin from December 5

The ministry will over December and January also meet other central government departments to finalise spending estimates for the next year

Arup Roychoudhury  |  New Delhi 

Arun Jaitley on Union Budget 2018
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Finance Minister and his team will begin consultations with stakeholders and interest groups for 2018-19 from December 5.

Ahead of what is expected to be a populist document, as the will be the last one before the general elections of 2019, Jaitley and ministry officials are expected to listen to the demands of representatives of the on December 5, trade unions on December 6, bankers and members of the on December 15 and economists on December 16, officials said.

There are expected be other meetings, with industry bodies and service sector representatives. The dates for these, however, are not yet known. The ministry will over December and January also meet other central government departments to finalise spending estimates for the next year.

The other officials attending all these meetings could include the five secretaries in the finance ministry and the Chief Economic Advisor

First Published: Thu, November 30 2017. 02:11 IST
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