Cabinet approves President`s address to Parliament

President Pratibha Patil`s address to the joint sitting of Parliament on the opening day of the Budget Session on February 21 was on Tuesday approved by the Union Cabinet.

Updated: Feb 15, 2011, 15:16 PM IST

New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil`s
address to the joint sitting of Parliament on the opening day
of the Budget Session on February 21 was on Tuesday approved by the
Union Cabinet.
The Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh, gave its nod to the address which will outline
the UPA government`s policies and programmes for 2011-12.

The general budget will be presented to Lok Sabha on
February 28 by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. The session
will be in two parts -- the first upto March 16 and the second
from April 4 to April 21.
The Railway Budget will be presented to the lower House
on February 25.

The recess between the two parts of the session will be
used by standing committees of various ministries to
scrutinize the budgetary demands for grants.

PTI