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15-Oct-2017 Washington

Issues with Iran, including oil payments, resolved: Arun Jaitley

Most of India's pending issues with Iran, especially those relating to payment for import of Iranian oil, have been resolved, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said."There were several pending issues with Iran, particularly relating to the oil payment. Most...

15-Oct-2017 Washington

Never spoke of fiscal stimulus to revive growth : Arun Jaitley

There was never any talk by the Indian government about announcing a fiscal stimulus package for boosting the economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asserted."I have not used that phrase (fiscal stimulus). I said we will respond to situations and your fraternity...

13-Oct-2017 Washington

Global fallout of domestic policy needs studying : Arun Jaitley

India has underlined the need to understand the global spillovers of domestic policy actions, especially in the area of trade and financial regulations, the Finance Ministry said on Friday."It is important to understand the global spill-overs of domestic policy...

11-Oct-2017 New York

Use of discretion by ministers needs to go : Arun Jaitley

The use of discretion by ministers in investment needed to be withdrawn and left to market mechanisms, while the world can expect a bigger and cleaner Indian economy in the coming years, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday.Addressing a gathering...

10-Oct-2017 New York

Public opinion has changed in favour of FDI in defence : Arun Jaitley

 The Indian government has been able to change domestic public opinion in favour of inviting foreign investment into sectors of production that were earlier considered out of bounds both for ideological as well as security reasons, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley...

08-Oct-2017 Washington

India has to grow faster, running against time : Arun Jaitley

India needs to grow at a faster pace, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said, while asserting that there was public support for the government's reform initiatives despite the difficulties arising from implementing GST, for instance."The obvious challenge...

04-Oct-2017 Dhaka

Panic on retail inflation numbers unjustified : Arun Jaitley

Decrying the tendency in India to "panic" about retail inflation numbers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the NDA government has a better track record than previous ones in containing price rise."Can you have an economy where you panic at an inflation...

29-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Demonetisation helped increase revenue collections : Arun Jaitley

Listing out the benefits of demonetisation, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that direct tax collections had risen 15.7 per cent till September 18, adding that undisclosed income of Rs 5,400 crore was also detected."Net collections up to September...

28-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley returns fire on Sinha, Chidambaram

Under attack from within and rivals, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hit back at Yashwant Sinha calling him a "job applicant at 80" and said "acting in tandem" with Congress leader P. Chidambaram would not change facts.He also referred to the...

28-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley meets exporters, traders to review GST issues

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday met representatives of traders and exporters for feedback on issues facing them under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime."The Minister held a meeting with associations representing traders and exporters....

27-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley Minister releases book on Financial Management

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley along with the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu released a book on financial management in New Delhi on September 26, 2017. The Union Minister for Civil Aviation...

26-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Corporates' CSR spend can act as supportive expenditure : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the CSR spend of corporates, which has become functional in the last three-to-four years after the Company Law was amended, can significantly support the public expenditure of the government."Governments at the Centre...

21-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Appropriate action to tackle economic slowdown soon : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that the government was analysing the economic situation amidst an economic slowdown and "appropriate action" would be announced soon to address the issue."From day one, this is a proactive government. We are analysing...

20-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Package soon to boost economy; no cuts in fuel rates : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday hinted at a package of measures to boost the economy, while virtually ruling out any cut in duties on petroleum products to check the spike in fuel prices."We have taken note of all the economic indicators that are...

20-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Government stand on Rohingyas a considered decision : Arun Jaitley

Describing the government stand on Rohingya refugees as a "policy issue", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday indicated there would be no change in the stance towards them, as it is a well considered issue.Asked about the Rohingyas refugees from Myanmar,...

19-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley chairs high-level meeting on economy

A high-level meeting chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley got underway here on Tuesday evening to review the economic situation and discuss measures, including a possible stimulus package, to be taken amidst an economic slowdown.The meeting is being...

18-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley lists three gains from note ban

Increase in volume of digital transactions, widening of tax base and squeezed circulation of high denomination currency were the real measures of success of demonetisation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday.The success of the November 2016 note ban...

14-Sep-2017 New Delhi

No winds of change against BJP : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said no winds of change were blowing in the country against the ruling BJP as stray results here and there do not indicate a trend."... to pick up a stray result here and there and to say that winds of change...

13-Sep-2017 New Delhi

I'm sure Aadhaar will pass test of constitutionality : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said he was sure Aadhaar will stand the test of constitutionality as the Supreme Court's decision on the legislation is still pending."The legislation has been passed and I'm sure it will stand the test of constitutionality....

03-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Woman as Defence Minister sends global message : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday hailed appointment of Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as the country's first, full-fledged Defence Minister, saying it sends "a message globally"."It is great for the country, not just for the women. it also sends a...

01-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Standards of accountability should be made realistic: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday called for freeing public servants from strict accountability laws, which he said should be kept realistic."Public servants should be confident enough to take decisions. Standards of accountability should be made realistic,"...

31-Aug-2017 New Delhi

I see convergence of GST tax rates in coming days : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that he expected convergence of two Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates into one in the coming days, though ruling out a single rate of taxation under the new indirect tax regime.I see two standard rates converging...

30-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Demonetisation has succeeded in its objectives : Arun Jaitley

Denying that demonetisation failed to achieve its objectives, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the measure had succeeded in reducing cash in the economy, increasing digitisation, expanding the tax base, checking black money and in moving towards...

29-Aug-2017 New Delhi

July GST collections target met with 64% compliance : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the government has collected Rs 92,283 crore as Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue for the first month of its roll-out, exceeding the target while 21.19 lakh taxpayers are yet to file returns."Till today morning,...

27-Aug-2017 New Delhi

JAM trinity has brought social, digital revolution: Arun Jaitley

The Jan Dhan, Aadhaar and Mobile (JAM) trinity has ushered in a social revolution which will bring all Indians into a common financial, economic and digital space, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday."Just as GST created one tax, one market, one...

23-Aug-2017 New Delhi

No plan to demonetise Rs 2,000 note : Arun Jaitley

The government is not considering banning Rs 2,000 notes while the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will decide when to issue the new Rs 200 note that has been notified, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday.Asked whether the government was considering...

22-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley chairs the 17th meeting of FSDC

The seventeenth Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) was held in New Delhi today under the Chairmanship of the Union Minister of Finance, Arun Jaitley. The meeting was attended by Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, RBI; Shri Ashok...

19-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Wait to judge effectiveness of mechanism on bad debts : Arun Jaitley

Previous laws were only partly effective in resolving the problems of insolvency and bankruptcy in the corporate world and one would have to wait to judge the effectiveness of the current mechanism to deal with the issue, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on...

19-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Still judging current mechanism for resolving bad debts : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday that while previous laws were only partly effective in resolving the problems of insolvency and bankruptcy in the corporate world, one would have to wait to judge the effectiveness of the current mechanism to deal...

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...

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