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FM Nirmala Sitharaman holds Pre-Budget consultation with representatives of social sector

FM Nirmala Sitharaman holds Pre-Budget consultation with representatives of social sector

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 Jun 2019, 04:50 pm

New Delhi, June 14 (IBNS); Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman held her Fifth Pre-Budget Consultation Meeting with the stakeholders from Social Sector Groups here today.

In her opening remarks, the Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman said that the public investment in social infrastructure like education, health and other services is a key determinant of quality of life of the people.

She said that the present Government is committed for improving the educational standards, skilling the youth, enhancing job opportunities, reducing disease burden, empowering women and improving human development in order to have an inclusive development.

The main areas of discussion during the aforesaid Meeting included issues relating to Health (Primary health & Tertiary services, Ayush &Ayurveda), Education (School & University education, Private & Public education), Social Protection (Old age, Women and Children, Dalits and Other Backward Classes & Youth), Pensions and Human Development among others.

Along with the Finance Minister, the aforesaid Meeting was attended by Subhash C. Garg, Finance Secretary, Girish Chandra Murmu, Expenditure Secretary, Ajay Bhushan Pandey, Revenue Secretary, Rejeev Kumar, Secretary, DFS, Rabindra Panwar, Secretary, Ministry of Women & Child Development, Balram Bhargava, Secretary, Department of Health Research, Preeti Sudan, Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Heeralal Samariya, Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Pramod Chandra Mody, Chairman, CBDT, Shri P.K Das, Chairman, CBIC, Dr K.V. Subramanian, CEA and other senior officials of the Ministry of Finance.

FM Nirmala Sitharaman holds Pre-Budget consultation with representatives of social sector

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