As usual the Finance Minister has started pre-budget discussions with the various sections of people. He will discuss with agriculturists, business people, NGOs, trade unions etc. The meeting with the trade unions are expected to be held on 12 January 2011.
Everybody knows that the budget proposals are kept very secret, since prior knowledge about taxes etc. may lead to hoarding and also many other malpractices. Hence, it is reported that the North Block, where the Finance Ministry is located will be under strict security and no unauthorised person will be allowed to enter. It is reported that even the Finance Minister is not allowed to take the budget proposals to his home.
But it is an open talk that despite all these precautions, at least the business community somehow get all prior information. That is India and its secrecy.