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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Sonia Gandhi accuses of Modi govt ‘sabotaging’ Parliament Winter session, Arun Jaitley rejects charge

“The Congress has given the most corrupt government in its ten years of rule, while Narendra Modi has given the most honest government. By forcibly saying that a truth is a lie does not make it a lie,” Jaitley said

Economy is not out of wood despite Moody rating upgrade, says Manmohan Singh

The fact that GST council has met so many times showed that there was undue haste in implementation and the bureaucracy had not done its homework, Manmohan Singh said.

Moody’s India rating upgrade: Arun Jaitley says it’s a belated recognition of positive steps taken in last few years

Moody’s India rating upgrade: “This is not something that’s happening in isolation,” emphasised Arun Jaitley, adding that India is the fastest growing among the major economies for three years in a row if one looks at the big picture.

Arun Jaitley hints at change in future fiscal glide path

Recapitalisation of PSBs will be linked to strict performance parameters, said Arun Jaitley.

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Fund surge: Physical assets’ loss is equity market’s gain

The biggest beneficiary of waning attractiveness of traditional investment instruments, thanks to multiple factors like demonetisation, govt’s cashless push and low interest rates, has been the stock markets.

10-year benchmark bond: Yield closes above 7% for second session

The government has so far borrowed Rs 4.46 lakh crore of the budgeted Rs 5.8 lakh crore for the fiscal year 2018 leaving close to Rs 1.34 lakh crore of borrowings over the next four-and-a-half months.

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Arun Jaitley a burden on Gujarat, says Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha blamed Arun Jaitley for being “directly responsible” for all the “anomalies” in the GST.

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GST on 178 items slashed: Dealers told to cut prices immediately to avoid anti-profiteering provisions

Some companies have assured dealers of compensation against any potential revenue losses.

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Arun Jaitley to visit Singapore, meet foreign fund managers and institutional investors

On November 15, the Finance Minister will visit the Singapore Expo and deliver the keynote address at the Singapore Fintech Festival, a global event that draws over 10,000 participants

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More capital will push PSBs to up MSME credit: Arun Jaitley

In the last three-and-a-half years, the government pumped in more than Rs 51,000 crore capital in PSU banks.

Revenue collected under GST in Oct at Rs 95,000 crore

Only 50 items left in highest GST slab, list slashed three-quarters to ease tax burden

The GST Council, at its 23rd meeting, moved 178 items out from the list of 228.

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Full list of 177 items with updated GST tax rate at 18%

The GST council meeting trimmed the list of items in the top 28 per cent GST bracket to just 50 from current 228. Only luxury and sins goods are now in highest tax bracket.

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Arun Jaitley did not apply mind on GST, PM Modi should remove him: Yashwant Sinha

“The Finance Minister did not apply his mind while rolling out the Goods and Services Tax and that’s why he is tinkering with GST everyday…,” Sinha said.

GST council meeting highlights: 178 items moved to 18% tax bracket, revised rates from Nov 15, says Arun Jaitley

GST Council meeting LIVE: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said 178 items have been moved from 28 per cent to 18 per cent GST slab and that the changes will be applicable from November 15.

GST Council meeting: State finance ministers want lesser items in 28 per cent tax slab

The Council will also consider lowering tax rates on 100-150 items in the 28 per cent tax bracket such as handmade furniture, plastic products and daily use items like shampoo