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17-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Coalition of rivals certain recipe for disaster : Arun Jaitley

Attacking the proposed grand alliance of opposition parties for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday warned the country of the dangers in electing a "coalition of rivals" which will be a "certain recipe for disaster".He asked...

17-Nov-2018 Bhopal

Arun Jaitley flays Andhra, Bengal on CBI move

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday flayed the Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal governments for withdrawing "general consent" to the CBI for raids and investigations in their states saying scams cannot be wiped off by such a decision."We have a federal structure...

08-Nov-2018 New Delhi

CM urges hassle free credit facility under GoI Scheme

He apprised the Finance Minister that State Cooperative Banks have not been made member lending institutions under Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE) and Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC) due to that potential...

08-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Himachal CM seeks hassle-free credit facility

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday called on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here and sought hassle-free credit facility.He told the Finance Minister that state cooperative banks have not been made member lending institutions under...

01-Nov-2018 New Delhi

India under UPA most difficult to do business with : Arun Jaitley

Attacking the Congress, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hailed India's 23 places jump in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business rankings and said the country had come a long way from the UPA era when it was the most difficult country to do business...

01-Nov-2018 New Delhi

October GST collections cross Rs 1 lakh crore

Revenue collection under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime crossed the Rs 1 lakh crore mark in October, a marked increase from Rs 94,442 crore in September, the government announced on Thursday.The total GST revenue collected in October (for September)...

27-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Government need to be on toes to meet challenges : Arun Jaitley

Asserting the importance of banking as Indian economy gets more formalised, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the regulator and the government need to be on their toes for quick action without exaggerating the emerging challenges."When challenges...

18-Oct-2018 New Delhi

PM stresses better co-ordination among disaster management wings

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday emphasized the need for better coordination among various stakeholders in disaster-management situations to save life and property.The Prime Minister said various wings should take up more joint exercises to bring about...

18-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Prime Minister chairs 6th meeting of NDMA

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi chaired the sixth meeting of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) at New Delhi, today.Prime Minister reviewed the activities of NDMA to effectively manage and respond to disasters affecting the country. He also...

15-Oct-2018 New Delhi

PM's meeting with Global Oil and Gas Experts/CEOs

CEOs and Experts from the Oil and Gas sector, from both India and abroad, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.The gathering included Ministers from Saudi Arabia and UAE, and CEOs and experts from organisations including Saudi ARAMCO, ADNOC, BP, Rosneft,...

06-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley accuses opposition of hypocrisy on oil prices

Attacking the opposition parties over their stance on the high oil prices, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his "reluctant allies" of only committing to tweets and media statements on the issue while looking...

06-Oct-2018 New Delhi

More steps likely to cut current account deficit : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday the government was trying its best to narrow down the current account deficit (CAD) and more steps were likely in that direction.He said while the government had already taken a series of steps, including cutting...

06-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Grand alliance tried, tested, failed idea : Arun Jaitley

Tearing into the Congress and other opposition parties, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday called the proposed grand alliance an anarchic combination, the likes of which were "tried, tested and failed" in India.Speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership...

04-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Government cuts fuel prices by Rs 2.50/ltr, some states follow suit

Under attack from rivals and with Assembly elections round the corner, the Centre on Thursday cut petrol and diesel prices by Rs 2.50 per litre, a decision that was followed by several BJP-ruled states giving an overall relief of Rs 5 per litre.The Centre's...

28-Sep-2018 Srinagar

Advisor B B Vyas participates in 30th GST Council meeting

Advisor to Governor B B Vyas today participated in the 30thGST Council meeting held under the chairmanship of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley through video-conferencing.Principal Secretary, Finance, Navin K Chowdhary, Commissioner Commercial Taxes, M Raju,...

26-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Bringing Aadhaar as money bill no fraud on Constitution : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that "bringing a money bill as a money bill" cannot be a fraud on the Constitution, and stressed that Aadhaar bill was indeed a finance bill."A money bill can only be brought as a money bill. The finance...

26-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Aadhaar bill was money bill : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that bringing a finance bill as an ordinary bill is a fraud on the Constitution and not "bringing a money bill as a money bill", implying that Aadhaar Bill was indeed a finance bill."A money bill can only...

25-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley launched a web portal www.psbloansin59minutes.com

The Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley launched here today a web portal www.psbloansin59minutes.com , a transformative initiative in MSME credit space, which will enable in principle approval for MSME loans up to Rs. 1 crore within...

20-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi concocting lies on Rafale, NPAs : Arun Jaitley

Calling him a "clown prince", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi of "concocting lies" on the Rafale fighter jets deal and the bad loans of banks. The Congress leader was "polluting" public discourse, Jaitley said.In...

15-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has become people's movement : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday described the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBM) as "the most successful" scheme of the Modi government which has become a "people's movement".The Minister said SBM has witnessed a "phenomenal increase" in rural sanitation...

31-Aug-2018 New Delhi

8.2% growth represents potential of New India : Arun Jaitley

With the Indian economy registering a GDP growth of 8.2 per cent in the first quarter of the current fiscal, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that it represented the potential of a 'New India' in an environment of global turmoil."India's...

30-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley inaugurates new office building of CCI

Arun Jaitley, Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs said that the function of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) is going to expand further as the size of our economy is becoming large. Shri Jaitley said this while inaugurating the new office...

29-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Congress allegations on Rafale falsehood, NDA deal better : Arun Jaitley

Rejecting Congress allegations of a scam in the Rafale fighter jet deal as "complete falsehood", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the aircraft price with weaponry and India-specific adaptations was now at least 20 per cent cheaper than that finalised...

27-Aug-2018 Mumbai

Challenges to Indian economy mainly external : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the challenges to Indian economy were mainly from external factors such as rising oil prices and the US-China trade war, but India's macroeconomic fundamentals were strong enough to overcome those challenges.Predicting...

08-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley attacks Yashwant Sinha, Shourie on Rafale deal 'falsehood'

Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday dubbed as "falsehood" and "fabricated facts" former BJP Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie's claims on the Rafale deal and said that "reprocessed lies were being made by forces desperate to prove their relevance".In...

27-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Anti-corruption bill amendments correct 2 major flaws : Arun Jaitley

The passage of the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013, corrects two fundamental flaws in the earlier Act by providing for punishment to both bribe givers and takers and requiring the element of dishonest intention of the public official to be...

21-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Rahul concocted conversation with French President : Arun Jaitley

Union Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday that Congress President Rahul Gandhi made the no-trust motion an occasion for frivolity by fabricating a  conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron that never happened."Rahul Gandhi, concocted a conversation...

16-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley targets Congress over Kumaraswamy breaking down

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday targeted the Congress over Karnataka Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy breaking down at a public event, saying the party believed that "only members of one family can rule India" and that others should be pushed...

01-Jul-2018 New Delhi

THE GST EXPERIENCE - ArunJaitley

It has been one year since the country’s switchover to a new indirect taxation system - the Good and Services Tax. One single tax replaced seventeen taxes and multiple cesses imposed by the Central and the State Governments. This had obviously necessitated...

01-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Government celebrates 1st Goods & Services Tax Day

Government of India celebrated the 1st GST Day here today. The event saw an address on the eventful 1st year journey of GST over a live video link by Union Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley. Union Minister for Railways, Coal, Finance & Corporate Affairs, Shri Piyush...

25-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley compares Indira Gandhi to Hitler

Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday compared former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who imposed Emergency, to Hitler, stating that both used the Constitution "to transform democracy into dictatorship".Jaitley, whose second blog of a three-part series coincided...

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...

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