Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley is the current Finance Minister, Minister of Corporate Affairs in the government of India and a member of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). Born in Delhi in December 1952, Jaitley completed his schooling from St. Xaviers, Delhi and went on to pursue further education in Sri Ram College of Commerce, before completing his law degree from Delhi University. Prior to joining politics he was a practicing lawyer and had worked on the Bofors scandal. Jaitley's initiation in politics took place in 1991 when became member of the national executive of the BJP and he later became the party's spokesperson in 1999. He later took over as the Minister of State, Department of Information and Broadcasting and also Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs. He became member of the Rajya Sabha for the first time in 2000 from Gujarat. Before taking on the finance ministerial post, Jaitley was also the vice president of the BCCI from north zone. He had briefly served as Minister of Defence in the current government as well.
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India seeks Russian firms’ support in defence manufacturing

On June 23, Jaitley will co-chair the 17th meeting of the India-Russia Inter Governmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation with his Russian counterpart General Sergei Shoigu.

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Roll-out deadline: July 1 final, nobody had any business not to be ready, says FM

The GST will be launched in presence of President Pranab Mukherjee during the function, which is being organised by the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry.

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The final frontier

India can ill afford to miss its date with the Goods and Services Tax this time

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Won’t blink on GST launch,no excuse for business not being ready: Arun Jaitley

“I strongly believe that if any state keeps out, both its traders and consumers will suffer loss”, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

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Jaitley leaves for Moscow on 3-day visit; defence, security co-op on agenda

Jaitley’s Russia visit: On June 21, Jaitley will co-chair the first meeting of the India-Russia High Level Committee on Science and Technology along with Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley commits to meet fiscal target, rules out farm loan waiver by Centre

On June 12, Jaitley had said the Centre will not fund any of the loan waivers by states and they will have to find their own funds for doing so

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GST set for June 30 midnight launch at special Parliament session

“There will be a brief function of about one hour where the Prime Minister and President will speak on the subject and there are two short films on the subject of GST which have been prepared for this event,” Arun Jaitley said.

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17th GST Council meeting: No luxury of time to defer GST, says Arun Jaitley

Rollout set for July 1; deadline for filing returns for first two months relaxed

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Farm loan waiver: Maharashtra’s debt position to deepen

Initial estimates say additional burden on exchequer on account of waiver of farm loans up to Rs 1 lakh will range from Rs 25,000 crore to Rs 30,000 crore.

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BJP sets up 3-Minister Presidential poll panel with Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu, Rajnath Singh

The BJP said the committee, comprising Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, will “try to evolve a consensus”.

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Farm loan waivers: States will have to bear cost on their own, says FM Arun Jaitley

“I have already made the position clear that states which want to go in for these kind of schemes (farm loan waivers) will have to generate them from their own resources. Beyond that Centre has nothing more to say,” Jaitley said

RBI actively working on NPA resolution, action soon: Arun Jaitley

RBI is at a fairly advanced stage of preparing a list of borrowers, according to the finance minister.

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Government actively working towards bank consolidation: Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hinted that a solution for bank consolidation is coming very soon.

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reviews NPA scenario with top bankers

RBI, Arun Jaitley said, is in an advanced state of preparing a list of bad loans where resolution is required under the insolvency and bankruptcy rule. Also, the government is actively working on consolidation of state-owned banks.

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Farm loan waiver: States making announcements must generate funds from own resources, says Arun Jaitley

Farm loan waiver: Arun Jaitley’s comment comes after Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis announced a total loan waiver for farmers in the state.