The thumping win of the UPA government in the recent Lok Sabha elections has given more leeway for Team Manmohan Singh to go ahead with reforms. Amidst the economic crisis looming across the world and its cascading affect in India, the forthcoming Budget has wide expectations - ranging from tax breaks to stimulus packages.
The finance minister and his team have already begun their Budget preparations exercise. With Dr Manmohan Singh urging Pranab to focus on aam aadmi in the forthcoming Budget, the task outlined for the top echelons of the Finance Ministry is quite clear. Let's take a look at some of the key personnel behind the Budget.
Text compiled by V.R. Vinod Kumar
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