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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CJI impeachment motion rejected: Arun Jaitley hits back, says Opposition out to intimidate judiciary

CJI impeachment motion rejected: Seeking judicial review a blunder, says Arun Jaitley

CJI impeachment motion rejected: Arun Jaitley said there was “a growing tendency of lawyer Members (of Parliament) to drag intra court disputes into the parliamentary process”.

Impeachment motion filed on 'untenable grounds' to intimidate judges: Arun Jaitley

Impeachment motion filed on ‘untenable grounds’ to intimidate judges: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley said the Congress party is capable of dragging the judges into an unsavoury controversy and make them controversial “should their judicial opinion not appear favourable in the cases in which the Party has an interest”.

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Excise duty on petrol, diesel: Finance Ministry not in favour of cut, wants states to slash VAT

The government is hopeful that geopolitical tension would ease and US shale oil would help in moderation of oil prices.

Cash crunch again, five-fold hike in printing of Rs 500 notes ordered

CJI Dipak Misra impeachment bid a revenge petition, says Arun Jaitley

CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: “It is a revenge petition after the falsehood of the Congress Party has been established in the Justice Loya death case,” Arun Jailtey wrote in a blog posted on Facebook.

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CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: Arun Jaitley dubs the move as ‘revenge petition’ by Congress

The impeachment notice against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra comes a day after the Supreme Court rejected a bunch of petitions seeking an independent probe into the death of Judge B H Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case.

Currency shortage in ATMs: Some triggers came early last year

Currency shortage in ATMs: Some triggers came early last year

Since April 1, 2017, nearly 48 per cent of the total currency notes supplied are lower denomination notes of Rs 200 and below, according to RBI data until December 31, 2017.

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AMid Fears of credit choke: Finance Ministry may ask RBI to review its one-day default norm

The government feels the RBI’s February 12 circular could pose “serious problem” for industry and banks, and it wants the default timeline at 30 days of payment for principle/interest not being made by the borrowers.

Currency shortage in ATMs: Some triggers came early last year

Cash crunch HIGHLIGHTS: Govt meets with PSBs, assures 80% ATMs will function within 24 hours

Cash crunch HIGHLIGHTS: The government today met with Public Sector Banks and assured that nearly 80 per cent of the ATMs will start functioning within 24 hours.

Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Andhra: No cash in ATMs

While Telangana Finance Minister Etela Rajender rushed to meet Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi over the shortage, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh have alerted the Centre about the currency shortage in ATMs.

Cash crunch again, five-fold hike in printing of Rs 500 notes ordered

Cash crunch again, five-fold hike in printing of Rs 500 notes ordered

Cash crunch: Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg told reporters that average monthly demand has more than doubled to Rs 40,000-45,000 crore from Rs 19,000-20,000 crore just a couple of months ago.

Congress rakes up Wikileaks expose on Arun Jaitley to target BJP

Congress rakes up Wikileaks expose on Arun Jaitley to target BJP

Congress leader Jaiveer Shergill also said the BJP should explain how Arun Jaitley agreed with the American Charge de’affairs’ point that Narendra Modi was a “polarising personality”.

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Cash crunch: ATMs go dry in several states, Opposition attacks Modi regime; Govt to increase printing of Rs 500 notes

Cash crunch: Cash shortage has been reported from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, northern Bihar and certain other parts of the country, apparently on apprehensions about the safety of deposits due to recent spurt in banking frauds. 

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Cash crunch: Here is all you need to know about the recent crisis

Cash crunch: While the Centre has argued that the grim situation is a result of “unusual spurt” in demand for cash, the Opposition is leaving no stone unturned to attack the Modi government over the current crisis.

Huge jump in fake currency post demonetisation: Report

Cash crunch: Govt blames ‘shortage mentality’ for increased demand, printing of Rs 500 notes raised by five times

Garg said the private banks in India are world class and the public sector banks are fully backed by the government. Therefore, the banking system is fully safe, he said.

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‘No money in ATM. Finally, we have cashless India!’: Twitterati angry over cash crunch

Cash Crunch: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has tweeted on the issue and has blamed the “temporary shortage” of cash on the “sudden and unusual increase” in withdrawals in some areas. Meanwhile, SP Shukla, Minister of State for Finance said the reason for the shortage of cash was because some states have low currency reserves in comparison to others.