Panel on Merger of Rail and General Budget

IAS Prelims 2023

The government last month constituted a 5-member committee comprising senior officials of the ministries of finance and railways to work out the modalities for the merger.

A panel to examine the issue of merging rail budget with the general budget is likely to submit its report within 10-15 days.

The report is being finalized and will be submitted to the Finance Minister in the next 10-15 days.

Earlier, a committee headed by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy, in a report titled ‘Dispensing with the Railway Budget’, recommended that the two budgets should be merged.