Next Budget In January, no separate Rail Budget: Finance ministry initiates process

Next year the General Budget is likely to be tabled in January, and chances are that there will be no separate Rail Budget. The finance ministry has initiated a Cabinet note for advancing General Budget from the last day of February to January, the ministry sources said. The note includes the proposal to merge the Rail Budget with the General Budget. The note has been sent to different ministries to get their views on the twin proposals. The matter will be taken up by the Cabinet after response of the ministries is received.