There would be no special budget for Railways for 2017-2018, Rather it would be one unified budget by the NDA government from 2017.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addressing media at Delhi said, Rail budget and General budget will be amalgamated from now, there will only be one budget. However its functional autonomy will continue to be maintained.
He said, Reforms also include merger of the Plan and the Non-Plan classification in the Budget and Accounts. Cabinet gave ex-post facto approval to enhancement of Pension for Freedom Fighters and their eligible dependants. The Cabinet also approved a proposal to increase freedom fighters’ pension by 20% plus DA. The revised scale of pension has taken effect from Independence Day 2016
He questioned, Why did Rahul Gandhi not think about an “Agriculture Budget” when Congress was in power?.