Mr.Arun Jaitley of the Bharatia Janata Party/BJP was sworn in as the Finance Minister of India
wef 26th May 2014 in Narendra Modi’s -NDA Cabinet.
The Indian Union Finance Minister, P.Chidambaram, presented the Union Budget 2013-14, on 28th February 2013 in the Lokh Sabha.
Mr.P.Chidambaram had been the Finance Minister of India, of the UPA II Cabinet of Dr. Manmohan Singh, from 31st July 2012 to 26th May 2014.
The 2013-14 Budget is the 82nd Union Budget of India from the year 1947, including:
- 66 Regular/normal annual budgets
- 12 interim budgets and
- 4 special- occasion budgetary proposals / mini budgets.
The first ever Union Budget of the independent India was presented by the then, the First Finance Minister of Independent India, R K Shanmukham Chetty, on November 26, 1947.
The following is a list of Number of Budgets presented by the Union Finance Ministers of India From the year 1947 Till the year 2013:-
( 4 times as the Deputy Prime Minister holding Finance Portfolio and 6 times as the Finance Minister) –
10 Times– The Highest numbers of budgets presented by an individual- Finance Minister of India
P. Chidambaram-8 Times-
The Second Highest numbers of budgets presented by an individual Finance Minister of India
S B Chavan-1Time