ISLAMABAD: The government has scheduled the presentation of the budget for fiscal year 2022/2023 in the first week of June 2022, the finance ministry said on Thursday.
The finance ministry issued budget call circular 2022/2023. According to the circular, after completion of all budget documents and summaries by end of May 2022, the budget will be presented to the cabinet and the parliament in the first week of June 2022.
The ministry said that in compliance with the Articles of the Constitution of Pakistan, Public Finance Management Act, 2019 and Budget Manual 2020, Finance Division prepares budget for each financial year as a key policy document of the federal government.
The budget call circular containing budget calendar, processes, instructions, forms for preparation and submission of detailed budget Actual (FY 2020-21), Revised Estimates (FY 2021-22) and Budget Estimates (FY 2022-23) relating to Receipts, Current and Development Expenditure of the Federal Government is attached herewith.
The Medium Term Indicative Budget Ceilings (IBCs) issued by Budget Wing, Finance Division in April, 2021, for Current and Development Budget for three years i.e. 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24, may be considered as base line for submission of Budget Estimates.
Receipts, Current and Development Expenditure Estimates (Forms I – III) may be provided to Budget Wing, Finance Division before 15th March, 2022 by the respective Principal Accounting Officer (PAO). The remaining information may also be provided as per schedule given in Budget Calendar.
Foreign Exchange Budget Actual (FY 2020-21), Revised Estimates (FY 2021-22) and Budget Estimates (FY 2022-23) may also be provided as per attached FEB Forms (I-VI) in accordance with the specific instructions and general guidelines.