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27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley introduces four GST bills in Lok Sabha

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday introduced the Central Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill 2017 and three other bills related to the Goods and Services Tax in the Lok Sabha.The Central Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill 2017 will make provision for levy...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

President of India inaugurates ‘World Conference on Environment’

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the ‘World Conference on Environment’ organized by the National Green Tribunal in New Delhi today (March 25, 2017). Speaking on the occasion, the President welcomed the fact that conservation has...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Policy to tackle NPAs coming very soon : Arun Jaitley

The government will shortly announce measures to deal with the major problem of banks' non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans, that it has drawn up in consultation with the RBI, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday."In the next few days, you...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Petroleum under GST, but will apply after states agree : Arun Jaitley

Petroleum products, which will be within the purview of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) slated to be implemented from July 1, would, however, continue to be taxed as per the current taxation regime until the GST Council agrees on applying GST to these products,...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

We stand by demonetisation; 'shock' was needed : Arun Jaitley

Asserting that the government fully stood by its November 8 demonetisation, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the decision was needed to "shock the shadow economy" running parallel to the country's economy.Responding to a lengthy debate in the...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Aadhaar may become only ID, vital to curb tax evasion : Arun Jaitley

Aadhaar may become the only identity (ID) card in future, while making it mandatory for filing of Income Tax returns is necessary to curb tax evasion and frauds, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday Replying to the debate on the Finance Bill in the...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Tax collections will exceed Rs 17 lakh crore : Arun Jaitley

Despite the impact of demonetisation, Indian tax collections this fiscal will exceeed budgetary estimates, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday.Replying to the debate on the Finance Bill in the Lok Sabha, Jaitley referred to an opposition member's...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Hoping to implement GST from July 1 : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that the government was hoping to implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) by July 1 after the enabling Bills get Parliament's nod in the current budget session."GST is the biggest reform in India. Hopefully,...

17-Mar-2017 New Delhi

India not happy as world's largest arms importer : Arun Jaitley

India is not happy with the label of world's biggest importer of arms, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday."India has third-largest armed forces in the world. We are also one of the largest importers of defence equipment in the world. This definitely...

17-Mar-2017 New Delhi

No proposal to withdraw Rs 2000 banknote : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said there was no proposal before the government to withdraw the new Rs 2,000 currency notes."There is no proposal to withdraw the Rs 2,000 denomination banknote," Jaitley said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.He further...

17-Mar-2017 New Delhi

India, Russia sign two agreements for Sukhois' maintenance

India and Russia on Friday signed two agreements for long-term support to the Su-30 MKI fleet of the Indian Air Force (IAF), which is expected to improve the maintenance and serviceability of the aircraft.One of the agreements, signed between Hindustan Aeronautics...

17-Mar-2017 New Delhi

India-Russia Military Industrial Conference

Minister of Defence, Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jaitley while inaugurating the India-Russia Military Industrial Conference here today said relations with Russia are a key pillar of India’s foreign policy and Russia has been India’s long standing...

17-Mar-2017 New Delhi

India, Russia sign two agreements for Sukhois' maintenance

India and Russia on Friday signed two agreements for long-term support to the Su-30 MKI fleet of the Indian Air Force (IAF), which is expected to improve the maintenance and serviceability of the aircraft.One of the agreements, signed between Hindustan Aeronautics...

17-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Defence is not a political issue : Arun Jaitley

National security is not an issue on which political parties should attack each other, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said in the Lok Sabha on Friday."National security and national preparedness are not political issues...," Jaitley said while intervening in a...

14-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley takes charge as Defence Minister

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday assumed charge as Defence Minister, a day after he was given additional responsibility of the ministry.This comes after Manohar Parrikar resigned on Monday as Defence Minister to head a new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...

10-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley, RBI Governor discuss banks' bad loans

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel and other senior officials here on Friday to discuss the issue of banks' non-performing assets (NPAs) or bad loans, sources said."Lot of options were discussed for early...

10-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Agencies are trying to get Mallya back : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that relevant agencies are trying to get liquor baron Vijay Mallya back in India and the issue was discussed during his recent visit to London."Relevant agencies are trying to get him back through extradition...

10-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Remonetisation cost to be known only by end of process : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the cost of remonetisation will be known once the ongoing process is completed.He said it will also be known at the end of the process as to how much genuine high-value currency has been brought into re-circulation."One...

08-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Electoral bonds cannot become parallel currency : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that the electoral bonds announced in Union Budget 2017-18 to promote legitimate funding of political parties cannot become a parallel currency and thus would be valid only for a specific duration."An electoral...

07-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Finance Bill to be passed before March 31 : Arun Jaitley

The Finance Bill will be passed by Parliament before March 31 to enable ministries to avail funds from April 1, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday."This would help the ministries to remain in stage of readiness as funds would be available with...

07-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal committed serious act of libel : Arun Jaitley tells HC

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has committed a "serious act of libel" through his "malicious falsehood by alleging that my wife and daughter are linked to fake companies", Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told the Delhi High Court on Tuesday.Jaitley...

07-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Finance Bill to be passed before March 31 : Arun Jaitley

The Finance Bill will be passed by Parliament before March 31 to enable ministries to avail funds from April 1, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday."This would help the ministries to remain in stage of readiness as funds would be available with...

04-Mar-2017 New Delhi

GST on track, to be implemented from July 1 : Arun Jaitley

Giving a clear roadmap for its implementation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was on track and July 1 was going to be the likely rollout date of the new indirect tax regime."It (GST) looks on track. Subject...

04-Mar-2017 New Delhi

GST on track, to be implemented from July 1 : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the new indirect tax regime, was on track and July 1 was going to be its likely date of implementation."It (GST) looks on track. Subject to Parliament approval, it looks like...

03-Mar-2017 Kathmandu

Banned Indian notes in Nepal will be exchanged soon : Arun Jaitley

India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the currency notes scrapped by his country on November 8 last year but still in Nepal's financial system will be exchanged soon.Interacting with journalists here, Jaitley said he has not yet received a study...

02-Mar-2017 Varanasi

Nationalism a bad word only in India: Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that "nationalism was a good word" across the world though it may be a controversial topic in India, days after he blamed an "alliance of subversion" for university campus violence.Responding to a pointed...

01-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Q3 GDP figure belies apprehensions on demonetisation : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that the Q3 GDP growth figure of 7 per cent belies apprehensions on the effect of demonetisation on growth."Demonetisation, admittedly, had led to the squeeze of currency because this was the period during which...

27-Feb-2017 London/New Delhi

Arun Jaitley opens Monday trade at London Stock Exchange

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday performed the ceremony to mark the opening of the London Stock Exchange followed by sessions with investors and financial technology (fintech) company leaders."Finance Minister Arun Jaitley opened the market at...

26-Feb-2017 London/New Delhi

There's 'alliance of subversion' on Indian campuses : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said there is an "alliance of subversion" on certain Indian campuses and that the ultra-Left and separatists are speaking the same language.They must also allow others with different opinions to speak, he said while...

25-Feb-2017 London/New Delhi

India poised to be more open, less protectionist : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that India aspires to be a more open economy and stay away from protectionism."An aspirational India poised to be more open and less protectionist," Jaitley said in his lecture on ‘Transforming India: Vision...

23-Feb-2017 New Delhi

BJP is pan-India party : Arun Jaitley

Stressing that the BJP has done "exceedingly well" in every election after 2014 general elections, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that it has become a "pan-India party" which is now fast spreading its roots across the country."Since May,...

21-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Corporate philanthropy lesser known in India: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that conventionally corporate philanthropy was lesser known in India, but it has begun well as an institutionalised mechanism in the form of corporate social responsibility (CSR)."Conventionally corporate philanthropy...

18-Feb-2017 Udaipur

GST Council clears draft compensation law : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has cleared the draft compensation law -- one of the four enabling laws under the GST constitutional amendment.The minister also said he hoped that the drafts of the...

17-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Government restored normalcy post-note ban in a few weeks : Arun Jaitley

Applauding the security printing presses for their efficiency, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that while people were estimating that it will take a year or seven months for printing adequate number of notes, the situation was normalised in a few weeks."People...

17-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Government completed remonetisation in few weeks : Arun Jaitley

Applauding the security printing presses for their efficiency, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that while people were estimating that it will take a year or seven months for printing adequate number of notes, the situation was normalised in a few weeks."People...

16-Feb-2017 Ranchi

Situation is almost normal after note ban : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the situation in the country is "almost normal" after the November 8 demonetisation move."The situation in the country is almost normal after demonetisation," Jaitley said at a press conference here. He...

16-Feb-2017 Ranchi

Arun Jaitley appeals to industry to invest in Jharkhand

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday appealed to business organisations to invest in Jharkhand as the state has an investor-friendly government."We have a stable government in the state which has made economic development as its core issue. Jharkhand...

15-Feb-2017 New Delhi

No shortage of cash, assures Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that there is no shortage of cash and some ATMs could be dry due to operational reasons.Jaitley, who was briefing the media after a meeting of the Union Cabinet, was asked on reports of shortage of cash...

14-Feb-2017 Lucknow

SP has institutionalised gangsterism in UP : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday accused the Samajwadi Party (SP) of "institutionalising gangsterism" in Uttar Pradesh."It is a shame and an anarchic situation wherein traders are being shot in cold blood; a prominent doctor was murdered; a rape...

14-Feb-2017 Arun Jaitley

Demonetisation to purge system of prevalent ills : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday defended the November 8 demonetisation, saying the Centre took the decision with a larger objective of cleansing the system of excessive cash.The scrapping of the high-value currency notes was taken with the larger...

13-Feb-2017 New Delhi

No impact of global slowdown on India : Arun Jaitely

India remained unaffected by global slowdown and the rhetoric of protectionism in developed economies, said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely on Monday."Unpredictable global slowdown and the rhetoric of protectionism in developed economies have not affected...

11-Feb-2017 New Delhi

SEBI evolving as per the economy's needs : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday credited securities markets' regulator SEBI for being a professional organisation which has been evolving as per the needs of the economy and the markets.Jaitley's comments on the evolution of SEBI's role came after...

10-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Note ban hit India's industrial production : Arun Jaitley

The contraction in industrial production in December as per the latest data is the fallout of demonetisation and expansion is expected in the coming months, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday."November and December figures cannot be the representative...

09-Feb-2017 New Delhi

India stands out as the only economy doing reforms : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that in the global scenario where economies were turning protectionist, India stands out as the only economy doing reforms."We stand out as the only economy doing reforms because the rest are going towards protectionism,"...

09-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Quality of fiscal deficit matters : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said not only was it important to meet the fiscal deficit target but also to maintain its quality so that the economy's growth is not affected."What matters is not only fiscal deficit, but also the quality of...

07-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Debit card charges may decline further : Arun Jaitley

With a view to promote digital transactions, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is working to reduce the Marginal Discount Charges (MDR) for debit card transactions above Rs 2,000, Parliament was told on Tuesday."RBI is deciding on this…it is work in progress....

07-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Rs 16,200 cr undisclosed foreign income detected : Arun Jaitley

A total of Rs 16,200 crore in undisclosed foreign income of Indians has been detected under the HSBC and International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) lists, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday."As a result of systematic investigations,...

04-Feb-2017 Dehradun

Arun Jaitley trashes charge of arbitrary funding to states

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday dismissed the repeated accusations by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat of "arbitrary allocation" of central funds to states.Jaitley, who was here to release the "vision document" of his Bharatiya Janata...

04-Feb-2017 Dehradun

Arun Jaitley releases BJP's poll manifesto for Uttarakhand

Union Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Saturday released the party's manifesto -- 'Vision Document' -- for the Uttarakhand Assembly polls.Pointing out that the BJP had a special connect with the hill state as it was formed when Atal Bihari...

03-Feb-2017 New Delhi

'Bad bank' a possible solution for NPAs : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that setting up a "bad bank", or a kind of asset reconstruction company set up to buy non-performing assets of banks at market price, could be a solution to deal with the festering problem of NPAs."It (bad bank) is...

03-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Budget maintains fiscal prudence sans spending cuts : Arun Jaitley

Constrained by the need for fiscal prudence, Budget 2017-18 continues on the path of fiscal consolidation without compromising on India's public expenditure, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday."In view of the priority to increase government spending so...

01-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Budget highlights

* Five special tourism zones, anchored on SPVs, to be set up; Incredible India II campaign to be launched across the world* Expert international assistance will be harnessed to improve railway safety preparedness and maintenance practices* Allocation for...

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