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26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

No plans to tax agriculture income, Centre cannot : Arun Jaitley

The government has no plans to impose any tax on agricultural income, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday, putting to rest recent speculations on a politically sensitive issue."I categorically state that the Central government has no plan to...

24-Apr-2017 New York

Banks may have to swallow losses to resolve NPA issue : Arun Jaitley

Banks may have to take "haircuts" - swallow losses - as one of the measures to resolve the sector's problem of non-performing assets (NPA) and this is a top priority for the government, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here Monday.Speaking at the...

23-Apr-2017 Washington

Arun Jaitley raises H-1B visa issue with US authorities

The vexed issue of the Trump administration mulling curbs in H-1B visas has been taken up with by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with the American authorities during his ongoing visit, an Indian official said on Sunday.The issue was raised by Jaitley during...

23-Apr-2017 Washington

Arun Jaitley for urgent World Bank, IMF quota reforms

The World Bank needs to decide the issues of Selective Capital Increase (SCI) to reflect the increasing weight of Developing and Transition Countries (DTCs) and General Capital Increase (GCI) to expand its annual lending, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has...

22-Apr-2017 Washington

India a major driver of emerging economies' growth : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that emerging economies have become increasingly important, accounting for more than 75 per cent of global growth, and that India has been a major driver of global economic growth.Jaitley said India's growth is expected to...

19-Apr-2017 New Delhi

No red beacons on official vehicles from May 1 : Arun Jaitley

No red beacons on official vehicles will be allowed from May 1, the government announced on Wednesday.A decision to this effect was taken at a Union Cabinet meet presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi."From May 1 no one in the country would be able to...

18-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Harjit Singh Sajjan meets Arun Jaitley, given Guard of Honour

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday held talks with his Canadian counterpart Harjit Singh Sajjan, discussing bilateral defence and security cooperation issues.Sajjan, who is on a week long visit to India, was also given a Guard of Honour at South Block,...

17-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Modernisation of defence equipment top priority : Arun Jaitley

Modernisation of defence equipment is the top most priority for the government, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday as he addressed the Army Commanders' Conference here.The Defence Minister "complemented the senior military hierarchy" and said "whenever the...

14-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Gender parity coming to fore in India : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that India of today is defined by openness to change and gender parity is coming to the fore."India is more open to change than any other country and where the nature of the economy was defined by ideas, knowledge...

11-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Government making efforts to drive credit growth : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the government is taking various steps to drive credit growth and expansion of the economy, including recapitalisation of public sector banks."The government has carried out the exercise of capitalisation of Public...

07-Apr-2017 New Delhi

18 lakh accounts under scanner for large deposits : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that after the November 8 demonetisation, around 18 lakh bank accounts have been found where the amounts deposited do not match the income profile of the account holder.Replying to questions in the Lok Sabha, Jaitley...

06-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Still looking at July 1 for GST rollout : Arun Jaitley

Amid demands by industry and stakeholders to delay implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the government is still looking at July 1 date for rolling out the new indirect tax regime."We...

05-Apr-2017 New Delhi

German minister meets Arun Jaitley

German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Müller met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday and held discussions in the run-up to the 4th Indo-German inter-governmental consultations in Berlin at the end of May and the G20 Summit...

04-Apr-2017 New Delhi

India-UK set up joint fund for green energy

India and Britain on Tuesday agreed to jointly set up a fund with corpus contributions of 120 million pounds each to finance Indian infrastructure projects, it was announcement."In a major step taken today (Tuesday) on the National Investment and Infrastructure...

02-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley, Kamath discuss BRICS Bank's India projects

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has discussed various issues at a meeting here with the New Development Bank (NDB) President K.V. Kamath, including the issuance of Masala Bonds and future plans of the bank created by BRICS nations, an official statement said on...

01-Apr-2017 New Delhi

India likely to grow at 7.2% in 2017, 7.7% in 2018 : Arun Jaitley

The Indian economy is expected to grow fast in the next two years because of a number of reform measures taken, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Saturday."Throughout this challenging time, India has remained a bright spot among the major economies....

01-Apr-2017 New Delhi

India likely to grow at 7.2% in 2017, 7.7% in 2018 : Arun Jaitley

The Indian economy is expected to grow at 7.2 per cent in 2017 and by 7.7 per cent in 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday."Though this is a challenging time, India has remained a bright spot. We have successfully implemented reform measures,"...

31-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Council tentatively approves GST Rules : Arun Jaitley

In preparation of the impending new indirect tax regime from July 1, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, in its 13th meet on Friday, gave tentative approval to the remaining set of rules, said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley."Today, out of nine...

30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Dy Speaker calls on Union FM

Deputy Speaker Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi today called on the Union Minister for Finance and Defence Arun Jaitley and discussed the issue of development of road communication and infrastructure in the Border Areas of the state.The...

29-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Lok Sabha passes all four GST Bills

India moved a step closer to becoming a unified market in line with the federalist vision of the architects of its Constitution with the passage in Parliament on Wednesday of the GST Bill, which extends pan-India except to Jammu and Kashmir for now.Jammu and...

29-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Goods will become cheaper with GST : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said goods may become "slightly cheaper" once all other taxes are removed after implementation of the Goods and Service Tax.Replying to a debate on the four bills related to GST in the Lok Sabha, he said all other taxes...

29-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Technology is vulnerable but has to be used : Arun Jaitley

Responding to Opposition's fears that linking income tax returns and bank accounts with Aadhaar may result in hacking, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that the fear of technology being susceptible to misuse does not mean we should not use it."If...

28-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley hopes GST bill will be passed through consensus

Describing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill as "revolutionary", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday hoped all the political parties would pass the related bills through consensus in the current session of Parliament.Jaitley's remarks came at the BJP parliamentary...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley introduces four GST bills in Lok Sabha

India moved a step closer to becoming a unified market in line with the federalist vision of the architects of its Constitution with the tabling in Parliament on Monday of the GST Bill, which extends pan-India except to Jammu and Kashmir.While welcoming the...

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...

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