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Budget 2020: Despite father's death finance ministry staff remains in budget lock-in

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 31 January 2020, 9:36 IST
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Displaying exemplary commitments toward his duties and responsibilities, a senior staff of the Finance Ministry decided to stay on budget duty over his personal losses. Kuldeep Kumar Sharma, the deputy manager in the press in the Finance Ministry, lost his father on January 26, he, however, decided to stay on duty inserted of going home. Sharma is under lock-in at ministry offices in North Block for Budget duty.

The Finance Ministry also lauded Sharma's dedication and commitment to duty.

Taking to Twitter the ministry wrote: "Informing with regret that Kuldeep Kumar Sharma, Dy Manager (Press), lost his father on 26 Jan 2020. Being on budget duty, he was on job in the lock-in. In spite of his immense loss, Sharma decided not to leave the press area even for a minute."

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"Sharma is the key hand to complete budget document printing task within a very tight schedule, owing to his 31 yrs of experience in Budget Process. Displaying exemplary commitment, Sharma symbolised extraordinary sincerity towards his call of duty, ignoring personal loss," the ministry added in another tweet.


From the Halwa ceremony, the process of document printing for the 2020 budget has been started. This ceremony has been a tradition that has continued for a long time.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the budget in the Parliament on February 1. Several expectations have been made by experts that what are the announcement could be made by Finance Minister.

The first phase of the session will be concluded on February 11, while the second session will begin from March 2.

Worth mentioning here, the budget session of parliament will commence today with an address of President Ram Nath Kovind.

The president Kovind will deliver his speech in the Central Hall of Parliament at 11 AM.

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First published: 31 January 2020, 9:36 IST