Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Ananth Kumar said that the Budget Session of the Parliament will begin on January 29, 2018 and the Union Budget 2018 will be presented by the Finance Minister on February 1 2018.
Both the houses of the Parliament, i.e., Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha will have a joint sitting on 29th January, 2018. The first phase of the session will be from January 29 to February 9 2018. The Parliament will meet again from March 5 to April 6 2018. The recommendation of the budget session dates were made by the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.
Last year, the budget was presented on February 1 2017 for the first time, as opposed to the last day of the month, as was the practice prior to that.