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04-May-2018 New Delhi

Simplified GST returns in 6 months, panel to examine sugar cess

The GST Council on Friday decided to roll out in six months a new, simpler process of filing monthly returns, as it deferred a decision on imposing a sugar cess and allowing an incentive for digital payments.In its 27th meeting, the Council also decided...

20-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Congress using impeachment as political tool : Arun Jaitley

Accusing the Congress of using impeachment as a political tool, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said it was a revenge petition to intimidate the judiciary following the Supreme Court's verdict on Judge B.H. Loya's death."It (impeachment motion) is a revenge...

15-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley takes oath as Rajya Sabha member for new term

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, re-elected to the Rajya Sabha last month, on Sunday took oath for a new six-year term."Took oath of office as Rajya Sabha member representing Uttar Pradesh," Jaitley tweeted, attaching pictures of the oath-taking ceremony...

10-Apr-2018 New Delhi

15th FC's terms of reference not loaded against any state : Arun Jaitley

Describing as "needless" the ongoing controversy around the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said these are not biased "against any particular region of the country."Following a daylong meeting in Thiruvananthapuram...

03-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Demonetisation, GST led to formalisation of economy : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) led to higher formalisation of economy resulting in higher direct tax revenue and greater number of income tax return filings."The impact of demonetisation and...

06-Mar-2018 New Delhi

PNB has potential to raise capital : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the fraud-hit Punjab National Bank (PNB) has "sound fundamentals" and high potential to raise capital through sale of non-core assets.Jaitley's statement comes in the wake of a Rs 12,600 crore fraud in the state-run...

04-Mar-2018 Jammu

Arun Jaitley hails J&K students for excelling against odds

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that the students of Jammu and Kashmir have shown unprecedented resilience by living in the midst of a disturbed atmosphere and yet excelling academically.Delivering the convocation address at the 17th convocation...

04-Mar-2018 Jammu

Jammu University’s 17th Convocation held

The 17th Convocation of University of Jammu for the year 2015-16 was held here at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium, today. Arun Jaitley, Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, was the Chief Guest and delivered the 17th Convocation Address.Sh....

01-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Civil Accounts Service should have highest integrity : Arun Jaitley

In the wake of the Rs 12,600 crore fraud on state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) by accused diamantaire Nirav Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday that the highest levels of integrity and efficiency are required from personnel of the Civil...

28-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Need to develop India into insured society : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said there is a great need to evolve India into an insured society and to provide income security and pension facility to its senior citizens.Speaking at the fourth Annual Pension Conference here, the Finance...

28-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Need to develop India into an insured society: Arun Jaitley

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley today said that there is now a great need to evolve India into an insured society. Speaking at the Fourth Annual Conference on Pension organized by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development...

27-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Chief Minister calls on Union Finance Minister

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is in the national capital, met the Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley here this evening.During the meeting, the two leaders discussed in detail the economic issues confronting the State besides the implementation of Rs....

26-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Farm credit of Rs 11 lakh cr next fiscal is achievable : Arun Jaitley

Exhorting the Indian banking sector to invest in long-term assetsto improve capital formation in the agriculture sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday that the credit flow target of Rs 11 lakh crore for the sector during 2018-19 is achievable."Investments...

24-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley talks of tougher law to bring scamsters to justice

Without mentioning the Rs 11,300 crore fraud on state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) involving diamantaire Nirav Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said Indian law will be suitably amended to bring to bear the full weight of justice on fraudsters.Making...

24-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley rules out privatisation of state-run banks

Following the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank fraud by accused diamond trader Nirav Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday ruled out privatisation of public sector banks (PSBs), saying the move may not find political consensus.In light of the PNB...

24-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Industry has to introspect on doing ethical business : Arun Jaitley

In light of the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam allegedly involving diamantaire Nirav Modi, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday that the discourse needed to move on from ease of doing business to that of Indian industry's...

20-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley blames PNB management, auditors for Nirav fraud

Breaking his silence on the Rs 11,300 crore PNB scam, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday blamed the bank's management and auditors for failing to detect the fraud and said the scamsters will be chased and measures will be put in place to prevent such scams."When...

20-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Auditors failed to stop PNB fraud : Arun Jaitley

Breaking his silence on the Rs.11,400 crore PNB scam, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday blamed the auditors for failing to detect the fraud and said the scamsters will be chased and measures will be put in place to prevent such scams."What are our auditors...

19-Feb-2018 Riyadh

Arun Jaitley co-chairs India-Saudi Arabia Joint Commission meet

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley led the country's delegation at the 12th India-Saudi Arabia Joint Consultative Mechanism meeting here on Monday.The Saudi delegation at the talks was led by the kingdom's Trade Minister Majid Al Qasabi."Co-chairing the 12th...

18-Feb-2018 Riyadh

Arun Jaitley meets Saudi King Salman

India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called on Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud at the royal palace here."Called on His Royal Highness The King of Saudi Arabia, February 18," Jaitley tweeted following the meeting. Jaitley is on a two-day...

10-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Fiscal situation to improve next year : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government's move to recapitalise public sector banks (PSB) would improve their lending capacity, adding that fiscal situation would improve next year."I think the indications are that it's (credit offtake)...

10-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Bank recapitalisation will boost lending : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government's move to recapitalise public sector banks (PSB) would improve their lending capacity."I think the indications are that it's (credit offtake) already happening and that seems to be good sign and now...

08-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Congress 'manufacturing' Rafale allegations : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday slammed the Congress for "manufacturing" corruption charges against the government in questioning the deal to purchase Rafale fighter jets from France.In his reply to the debate on the Budget, which was cut short...

08-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Long Term Capital Gains tax required in new situation : Arun Jaitley

Defending the ruling NDA's management of the economy as compared to the previous UPA government's record in this regard, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday ruled out any rollback of the Long Term Capital Gains (LTCG) tax reimposed for the coming fiscal.Presenting...

07-Feb-2018 New Delhi

881 km of rail network proposed to be electrified in Bengal

The Union Budget tabled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has allotted Rs 771.54 crore for electrification of 881 km of rail network in West Bengal, railway sources said here on Wednesday.The sources said the electrification plans would cover all three railway...

06-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Centre committed to honour promises to Andhra Pradesh : Arun Jaitley

The government on Tuesday assured Parliament that it was committed to honour promises as per the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act of 2014 and said it was working on a formula to release funds soon under a special package to the state.The assurance came...

05-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Corporate tax to be cut only when exemptions end: Arun Jaitley

Declaring that tax buoyancy and the taxation base have increased in India significantly in recent times, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday held out hope of further cuts in corporate and indirect taxes in future in line with the government's earlier promises.At...

05-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Governments cannot act like commercial entities : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the government cannot act like a commercial entity even when it comes to the "commercial activities of the State", and cannot just "pick and choose" in matters of public procurement.He said a "pick and choose" system...

05-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Market crash not due to LTCG tax : Arun Jaitley

Even as the stock market continued its downward slide on Monday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said it was not in reaction to the Union Budget or the reimposition of Long Term Capital Gains (LTCG) tax, but due to global factors.Jaitley's remarks came after...

03-Feb-2018 New Delhi

CRISIL, SIDBI Launch India’s First MSE Sentiment Index

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley launched CriSidEx , India’s first sentiment index for micro and small enterprises ( MSEs) developed jointly by CRISIL & SIDBI here today.CriSidEx is a composite index based on a diffusion...

02-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Long-term capital gains tax will fund insurance, MSPs : Arun Jaitley

The proposed 10 per cent tax to be levied on long-term capital gains (LTCG) alone will be able to fund both the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) and increased minimum support prices (MSPs) for farmers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Friday.At...

02-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Budget philosophy in overall national interest : Arun Jaitley

In a rebuttal of the criticism of Budget 2018-19 pandering to the farm sector in a pre-election year at the expense of the middle class and the corporate sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday showed how his latest budget exercise is actually designed...

01-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Airport capacity to be expanded five-fold : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday proposed to expand the country's airport capacity by more than five times to handle a billion trips a year under a new "NABH Nirman" initiative.According to Jaitley, the balance sheet of Airports Authority of India (AAI)...

01-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Budget 2018-19 joins fiscal prudence to spending needs : Arun Jaitley

Describing Budget 2018-19 presented in Parliament as one that combines "fiscal prudence" with the expenditure needs of the economy, especially on agriculture, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday blamed implementing GST for the fiscal slippage he revealed...

01-Feb-2018 New Delhi

India committed to 'Festival of Honesty' : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday made a veiled attack on the Congress in his Budget speech, saying that India was facing "policy paralysis and corruption" when the NDA assumed office and now the situation has reversed with the Modi government implementing...

01-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Every business enterprise to be provided with unique ID : Arun Jaitley

Every business enterprise, big or small, will be provided with a unique identity a la Aadhaar, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in his Budget speech on Thursday."Aadhaar has provided an identity to every Indian. Aadhaar has eased delivery of so many...

01-Feb-2018 New Delhi

PM Fellowship for 1,000 B.Techs for Ph.D at IITs, IISc : Arun Jaitley

The government on Thursday announced a Prime Minister Fellowship scheme under which 1,000 B.Techs will be provided opportunity to pursue Ph.Ds in IITs and IISc."The government has ... launched a Prime Minister Research Fellows scheme this year. "Under this...

01-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Government to push research efforts in AI : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced efforts to enhance research in disruptive technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT) and Robotics."Niti Aayog will establish a national programme to direct research efforts...

01-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Increase in funds for Dalits, Tribals in Union Budget

The allocation of funds for Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) has been increased to Rs 56,619 crore and Rs 39,135 crore respectively, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said during his Budget presentation on Thursday."I propose to earmark allocation...

01-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Government outlays Rs 7,148 cr for textile sector : Arun Jaitley

In order to boost the apparel and made-ups sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the government has outlayed Rs 7,148 crore for the textile sector in 2018-19."The government approved a comprehensive textile package of Rs 6,000 crore in...

01-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Rs 5 lakh healthcare cover for 10 crore poor families : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced a flagship National Health Protection Scheme under which Rs 5 lakh cover will be provided a year to 10 crore poor and vulnerable families in the country."We are now launching a flagship national health protection...

01-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Centre to create dedicated affordable housing fund

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced that the Centre will create a dedicated affordable housing fund in collaboration with the National Housing Bank."My government will also establish a dedicated affordable housing fund in the National Housing...

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