Interim railway budget will be presented on February 12

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram will present the vote-on-account (general) for 2014-15 on February 17 in the Lok Sabha when parliament reconvenes from Feb.5 to 21 for the extended winter session.

Informed sources said the parliament’s nod for vote-on-account is necessary for running the administration for the next few months in the next financial year (2014-15) till the new government presents a full-fledged budget in the 16{+t}{+h}Lok Sabha after the ensuing LS poll.

Similarly, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge will present an interim railway budget for 2014-15 on February 12, they said.