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14-Jan-2018 chennai

Tax base, digitization of economy expanding : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the tax payer base, tax collections and digitization of the economy are expanding following a series of measures taken by the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.In his address at the 48th...

06-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Banks' performance to be under scrutiny : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that Indian taxpayers were making a sacrifice to keep the banking system in good health and hence the performance of banks would be under the lens over the next few years.He said the government's Rs 2.12 lakh crore...

04-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Bailout not good but banks need to be strengthened : Arun Jaitley

Noting that the "bailout" for state-run banks through the Rs 2.12 lakh crore recapitalisation plan has turned out to be a "moral hazard" in view of the corporates' inability to repay loans, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that capital infusion...

04-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Putting all resources to resolve NPAs: Arun Jaitley

Noting that it was public investment that had enabled the country to consistently achieve over 7 per cent growth at a time of dismal private investment, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday the government is bringing all possible resources to bear...

02-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Creditors panel will decide on bids for bankrupt firms : Arun Jaitley

Declaring that the insolvency resolution process on large bad loan accounts of banks is neither a political nor "adversarial" issue, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said it is the committee of creditors who would finally decide on the viability of bids...

02-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Electoral bonds will bring transparency : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday that the electoral bonds will bring a substantial amount of transparency in political donations against the present system of such contributions.He told the Lok Sabha that the bonds can be given only to a registered...

02-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Did not write off any corporate loans : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday that the Narendra Modi-government has not written off any corporate loans and such assumptions were just "misconceptions"."Let me clarify that neither the government nor the banks wrote off any loans," Jaitley...

29-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Creditors need to take haircut in resolving bankruptcy : Arun Jaitley

Banks and creditors would need to take a "haircut" on their bad loans, even as defaulting promoters could make their businesses operational again by paying the outstanding interest on the loan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday.He was replying to...

28-Dec-2017 New Delhi

BJP moves privilege motion against Rahul for 'mocking' Arun Jaitley

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday moved a privilege motion in the Rajya Sabha against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for "mocking" Finance Minister Arun Jaitley by "twisting" his name.BJP member Bhupendra Yadav moved the motion under Rule 187,...

23-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Savings through Aadhaar-based DBT expected to rise : Arun Jaitley

The central government expects the savings made through Aadhaar-based Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme which mitigates pilferage of state subsidies to expand.According to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the Aadhaar-based DBT has led to "huge savings"...

21-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Congress' 2G spectrum policy was corrupt and dishonest : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday slammed the Congress for treating the 2G spectrum scam case verdict as a "badge of honour", saying the UPA's policy of spectrum allocation was "corrupt and dishonest"."Congress leaders are treating this judgement as...

19-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Government for bringing petroleum under GST : Arun Jaitley

The Central government favours bringing petroleum products under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST) but only after building a consensus with states, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday."As far as the Central government is concerned,...

16-Dec-2017 New Delhi

The 24th GST Council Meeting held today

The System to be ready by 16th of January, 2018; The Uniform System of e-way Bill for Inter-State as well as Intra-State movement will be implemented across the country by 1st June, 2018. The 24th Meeting of the GST Council held today through video conference...

16-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Creating facilities to double farmers income : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday the government has been creating "instrumentalities" like providing agricultural inputs at lower cost and making cheap credit available to farmers so as to double their income.Speaking at the opening ceremony of...

14-Dec-2017 New Delhi

35% of businesses registered in GST pay no tax : Arun Jaitley

Around 4 lakh people contribute 95 per cent of GST collections, while 35 per cent of those who have filed returns mostly paid no tax, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.He provided these figures emerging from studies in response to a query at industry...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Government realised fiscal deficit targets : Arun Jaitley

The government has realised its fiscal deficit targets and is on course to achieve it for the current year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said at a pre-budget consultation meet here on Monday, even as economists present at the meeting suggested lowering...

09-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

BJP heading to victory in Gujarat :Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the BJP was satisfied with the manner in which the first phase of polling in the Gujarat assembly elections went, and claimed his party was headed towards a landslide victory."We express more than satisfaction...

04-Dec-2017 New Delhi

DRI skills need constant upgrading to catch criminals : Arun Jaitley

With technology now being a great eneabler both in crime detection and for the criminal, it is vital for Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials to be uggraded with their professional skills and stay ahead of wrongdoers, Finance Minister Arun...

01-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi's single GST rate a 'grand stupid idea': Arun Jaitley

The verbal war over the Goods and Services Tax (GST) continued between the BJP and the Congress on Friday, with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calling Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's idea of a single GST rate a "grand stupid idea"."What Rahul Gandhi...

30-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Single rate GST is not possible in India : Arun Jaitley

Asserting that a single rate Goods and Services Tax (GST) is not possible in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday it is only applicable in a nation where the purchasing power of the people is uniform."It is possible only in an economy where...

30-Nov-2017 New Delhi

India needs 'boom period' to achieve 10% growth : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the country will need a "boom period" like during 2003 to 2008 in order to achieve a 10 per cent growth, which is a "challenging figure"."A 10 per cent growth is a very challenging figure and a 10 per cent growth...

30-Nov-2017 New Delhi

India hopes to have world class infra in two decades : Arun Jaitley

Expressing hope that India will be able to create "world class infrastructure" in another 20 years, Finance Minister  on Thursday said that his confidence in the timeline was based on how the country has become an "aspirational society" whose energies have...

28-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Government policies triggered economy's formalisation : Arun Jaitley

 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that the government's policy initiatives have initiated a set of chain reactions towards formalisation of the economy."Several policy initiatives of government have set up a chain reaction, which is visible in various...

28-Nov-2017 New Delhi

No loan waiver for capitalists : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday denied that the government had waived off bank loans of big capitalists and asserted that proceedings had been initiated against 12 largest defaulters for time-bound recovery of dues totalling Rs 175,000 crore."Over the...

26-Nov-2017 Surat

Arun Jaitley slams Pakistan

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday snubbed Pakistan for supporting terrorism."Those who carried out the Mumbai terror attack nine years ago have been left isolated in the world... The whole world is saying that a nation which supports terrorism has no place...

25-Nov-2017 Ahmedabad

Congress supporting anarchists in Gujarat : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday targetted the Congress for its tie-up with the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) and other groups for the Gujarat elections, saying the party has "mortgaged" itself to those responsible for spreading "anarchy"...

24-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Money getting formalised via insurance, MFs, IPOs : Arun Jaitley

Previously unaccounted-for wealth, or black money, in India is gradually coming into the formal system post-demonetisation as evident from the increased flow of funds into areas like insurance, mutual funds and stock public offers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley...

22-Nov-2017 New Delhi

No meddling by political executive in CBI decisions : Arun Jaitley

Whether to file an appeal against an acquittal in a case is a decision taken by the investigative agencies on the merits of the case and there is no meddling by political bosses in this decision making, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Wednesday.Jaitley's...

22-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Policy tweak to ensure normalcy in Kashmir : Arun Jaitley

Any policy tweak on Kashmir is to ensure normalcy in the state, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday in response to a query about the Centre advocating withdrawal of cases against first-time stone-pelters in the Valley."The government's policy...

22-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley mocks quota deal bettwen Congress, PAAS

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday mocked the understanding reached between Congress and Hardik Patel-led PAAS on reservation for Patidars, saying it amounts to "deceiving each other" becuase quotas cannot exceed the constitutional ceiling of 50 per...

22-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Government taking steps to restore peace in Kashmir : Arun Jaitley

 With the security forces having an upper hand in the Kashmir Valley, the government is taking all steps to ensure a return of normalcy to the state, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday."There was a situation (in the valley) when civil disobedience...

22-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Cabinet approves constituting 15th Finance Commission

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the constitution of the 15th Finance Commission, whose recommendations have to be in place by April 1, 2020, and also decided to finalise the next Commission's terms of reference, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said...

16-Nov-2017 Singapore

Arun Jaitley in Singapore: Lists GST, note ban as major reforms

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has urged Singaporean businesses to invest in India, highlighting the country as one of the largest FDI recipients with the government undertaking major structural reforms, including Aadhaar, GST and demonetisation."India has become...

10-Nov-2017 New Delhi

GST Council removes 178 items from 28% slab, only 50 left

In a major revamp of the GST tax structure, the GST Council on Friday removed 178 items from the highest 28 per cent category while cutting the tax on all restaurants outside starred-hotels to 5 per cent but withdrawing input credit facility for them. Industry...

09-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Entrepreneurship will be strength of Indian economy : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said entrepreneurship is going to be a strength of the Indian economy as jobs in the public as well as organised private sectors are not enough for the country's huge working population."The strength of the Indian...

08-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Terror funding through counterfeit notes has fallen : Arun Jaitley

A year after demonetisation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said terror funding through counterfeit currency had come down drastically in Jammu and Kashmir and Chhattisgarh."It is very clear that terror financing has dropped drastically. We...

07-Nov-2017 New Delhi

GST Council likely to remove more items from 28% slab : Arun Jaitley

The GST Council is likely to consider lowering rates on various goods including on many items of daily use at its next meeting later this week, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hinted on Tuesday.He noted that while fixing the Goods and Services Tax slabs initially,...

07-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Demonetisation not one-stop solution to end corruption : Arun Jaitley

Defending the governments decision to demonetise high value currency last year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that demonetisation cannot be a one-stop solution to cleanse all corruption, but it did give a "new direction" to economic and financial...

07-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Note ban was to change the way India spends: Arun Jaitley

Mounting a powerful defence of the demonetisation measure designed to curb black money, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that as a disruptor of the status quo ante the note ban, along with other measures taken, has set in motion a process of changing...

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