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18-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley asks states to reduce VAT on petroleum products

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday urged states to reduce VAT on petroleum products due to concerns regarding the rise in input costs due to the transition to GST regime."The letter by Finance Minister to Chief Ministers highlights the concern being raised...

16-Aug-2017 New Delhi

No confusion about figures by PM in I-Day speech : Arun Jaitley

In a bid to silence critics, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said there was no confusion in figures given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech on black money deposited in banks after demonetisation.He said the...

16-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Government has sympathies with home buyers : Arun Jaitley

The government on Wednesday said it has full sympathy for those who have booked flats with housing promoters and it is their right to get the houses for which they have paid money.When asked in this regard at a media briefing after the cabinet meeting, Finance...

14-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley reviews FDI policy in various sectors

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday held a meeting with other ministers and government officials for a review of the current Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy, informed sources said.Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Power Minister Piyush Goyal,...

23-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Defence Minister Inaugurates Sainik Rest House in New Delhi

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the Sainik Rest House here today. It is the 315th Rest House of the Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB), which is built at a cost of around  8 crore. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Jaitley expressed hope that this is the...

21-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Dr Kunio Mikuriya meets on Arun Jaitley

The Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley said that the National Trade Facilitation Action Plan (NTFAP) aims to align border procedures with international best practices and improve Ease of Doing Business. He said that it would not only ensure compliance...

12-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Chander Parkash Ganga calls on Union FM, MoS C&I

Minister For Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga called upon Union Minister For Finance,  Arun Jaitley and Union Minister of State for Commerce & Industries, Nirmala Sitharaman and sought continuation/extension of  Central Packages of...

10-Jul-2017 New Delhi

FM launches a new tax payer service module ‘Aaykar Setu’

A new tax payer service module ‘Aaykar Setu’, was launched here today by the Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley. To enhance mobile access experience, a mobile responsive android version was also released along with the desktop version. Shri Jaitley stressed...

10-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley launches 'Aaykar Setu' to enhance e-access of taxpayers

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday launched 'Aaykar Setu' -- an e-initiative for the Income tax Department to directly communicate with the taxpayers and aimed at providing information on useful tax services."A new tax payer service module 'Aaykar Setu',...

08-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley launches app to help users verify GST rates

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has launched a mobile app 'GST Rates Finder' to help any person who has purchased a footwear or has been billed by a hotel to cross verify the correctness of the rate of GST charged."This mobile app helps users to find rates of...

06-Jul-2017 New Delhi

GST realises 'one nation, one tax' dream : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that with the Jammu and Kashmir assembly passing the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) law, the dream of economic integration of India had come true.Jaitley also credited the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government for...

06-Jul-2017 New Delhi

GST realises 'one nation, one tax' dream: Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that with Jammu and Kashmir assembly passing the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) law, the dream of economic integration of India has come true."Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel worked for the geographical integration...

30-Jun-2017 New Delhi

India of 2017 different from India of 1962 : Arun Jaitley

The India of 2017 is different from the India of 1962, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday, a day after China asked New Delhi to learn from its 1962 military debacle."If they are trying to remind us, the situation in 1962 was different, the India...

28-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Cabinet gives in-principle nod to divest bleeding Air India

Moving ahead on the proposal for privatisation, the Union cabinet on Wednesday gave its in-principle approval for divestment of Air India, whose debt has mounted to Rs 50,000 crore besides huge losses."In-principle approval for Air India divestment has been...

28-Jun-2017 New Delhi

No deferring GST launch : Arun Jaitley

Yet again ruling out deferring the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday appealed to the opposition parties, their MPs and states where these parties run the governments to attend the midnight launch...

28-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Cabinet nod to in-principle divestment of Air India

The Union cabinet on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for Air India's stake divestment, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here."In-principle approval for Air India divestment has been given," the minister said at a press briefing after the Union cabinet...

26-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley urges J&K CM to roll-out GST from July 1

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday wrote to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed urging for introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Jammu and Kashmir from July 1 along with the other states.Jaitley said if Jammu and Kashmir...

21-Jun-2017 Novosibirsk (Russia)

Russia can take lead in Make in India for defence : Arun Jaitley

Russian companies which have had a long experience in working with India can take a lead role in participating in the Make in India programme, Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday."We have initiated a series of policy and procedural changes...

18-Jun-2017 New Delhi

GST to rollout on July 1, return deadline relaxed by 2 months

The GST Council on Sunday unanimously agreed on a July 1 rollout of the Goods and Services Tax regime despite some pending issues, while relaxing the return filing deadline for the first two months, and approved the rules on anti-profiteering to protect...

18-Jun-2017 New Delhi

GST to rollout on July 1, two-slabs for lottery, hotel rooms

The GST Council on Sunday unanimously agreed on July 1 rollout of the Goods and Services Tax despite some pending issues, with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying that India does not have the "luxury of time" to defer implemention of the new indirect...

17-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Killing of Kashmiri policemen a cowardly act : Arun Jaitley

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday offered condolences to the families of six policemen killed by militants near Achabal in south Kashmir on Friday, terming the attack as a "cowardice act"."Killing of six policemen by terrorists in #Achabal is a cowardice...

13-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Levy 5% GST on namkeens, sellers urge Arun Jaitley

Sweets and snacks manufacturers and sellers across the country have urged Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to put these savouries in the five per cent taxation slab of the GST.They have argued that the namkeens are consumed by the common man and are produced...

12-Jun-2017 New Delhi

States will have to find funds for farm loan waivers : Arun Jaitley

With mounting demands from farmers for loan waiver, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said states will have to find funds for it from their own resources -- virtually ruling out any funding from the Centre."I have already made the position. States which...

11-Jun-2017 New Delhi

GST rates reduced on 66 items, movie tickets over Rs 100 at 28%

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council at its 16th meeting here on Sunday revised the rates of 66 items out of the 133 for which representations had been received seeking change from the fitments originally made in the four-slab indirect tax structure,...

11-Jun-2017 New Delhi

CEA an 'outsider-insider' giving valued advice : Arun Jaitley

Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian by virtue of his background is an "outsider" to the government whose independent advise on the economic realities is of great value to the government, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday."The CEA...

05-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Circumstances ideal for rate cut by RBI : Arun Jaitley

Batting for a rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its upcoming monetary policy review, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the circumstances are ideal as inflation is under control and monsoon prediction good."Inflation for long time has...

05-Jun-2017 New Delhi

No reason to defer July 1 GST roll-out : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a simplified indirect tax regime and there is no reason to further postpone its targeted July 1 roll-out date."With all the procedural matters decided, registrations are taking...

05-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Concerned about telecom industry's health : Arun Jaitley

Expressing concern about the ailing health of telecom companies, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said it is the responsibility of the concerned ministry and the sector regulator will take care of the industry and fair competition should prevail to ensure...

05-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Concerned about telecom industry's health : Arun Jaitley

Expressing concern about the ailing health of telecom companies, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said it is the responsibility of the concerned ministry and the sector regulator will take care of the industry and fair competition should prevail to ensure...

05-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi reviews GST roll-out status from July 1

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed the status of Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll-out from July 1 and described it as a "turning point" for the economy, an official statement said here."The Prime Minister asserted that the implementation of GST...

03-Jun-2017 New Delhi

GST: Gold to be taxed at 3%, beedis at 28%

The GST Council on Saturday completed the work of bringing all items under a 4-slab tax structure with gold attracting 3 per cent rate, ending suspense on the item dear to Indians, even as all states barring West Bengal agreed on the rollout of the new indirect...

01-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley discounts demonetisation impact on Q4 GDP growth

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday sought to debunk the view that demonetisation impacted the economy and dismissed criticism that the government only promoted jobless growth in the past three years.At a media conference here on the completion of the...

01-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley asks industry to fall in line for July 1 GST roll-out

Seeking to set at rest all doubts, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the government is in a state of preparedness for the roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1 and asked the industry to fall in line as there will be no change...

01-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Cases against Karti, Lalu kin on basis of evidence : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday rejected allegations that the recent raids and cases filed against former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti and RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his children were done out of political vendetta, and said investigative...

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