Parliaments three-month budget session will begin on February 21 and the general Budget will be presented in the Lok Sabha on February 28.
The decision was taken on Thursday at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) chaired by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee .
As usual, the session will begin with President Pratibha Devisingh Patils joint address to both Houses of Parliament on the government's policies and programmes for the next fiscal.
The winter session, which ended last month, had been paralysed as the government and Opposition locked horns on the issue of a JPC probe into corruption allegations in 2G spectrum , CWG and Adarsh housing. The Opposition is persisting with the demand while the government has shown no signs of giving in as yet.