After budget submissions are prepared, the Budget Review Committee meets in July and August. It reviews each budget submission and invites ministries to defend and give a good reason for each submission.
Budget Review Committee consists of the Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance, and a few other senior ministers, as invited by the Prime Minister.
After all ministries have presented their submission, the Budget Review Committee forms a proposed budget for the full Council of Ministers to consider. This usually involves prioritising and choosing the most worthwhile initiatives within the constraints of the budget.