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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Govt working towards tracking invisible money: Arun Jaitley at Delhi Economic Conclave

Demonetisation helped in curbing round tripping of corrupt and black money,” Jaitley said.

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Air India disinvestment: Group of Ministers hold first meeting

Air India, which has a debt burden of more than Rs 52,000 crore, is staying afloat on taxpayers’ money. The previous UPA government had extended a bailout package worth little over Rs 30,000 crore to the national carrier for a ten-year period starting from 2012.

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Panama Papers: IT department detected Rs 19,000 crore black money, says Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said investigations into information, put into public domain by the ICIJ, pertaining to about 700 Indian persons allegedly linked to offshore entities based in no tax or low tax jurisdiction, have led to detection of more than Rs 11,010 crore of credits in undisclosed foreign accounts.

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‘All sides condemn violence, can be no justification of this’: Arun Jaitley on cow vigilantes

‘Just as killing of a human in name of cow has to be condemned, nobody should eulogise the fact that I see no wrong in cow slaughter’

Arun Jaitley asserts: No amount of sympathy to be shown for those indulging in cow lynchings

Arun Jaitley said cow slaughter bans have been in place in various states from the time of the country’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and are enshrined in article 48 of the Constitution framed by the Constituent Assembly.

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GST win-win deal for all: Jaitley

More than one crore firms will be migrating to the new tax regime against around 80 lakh companies earlier, Jaitley said, Ananth Kumar quoted him as saying. There was no longer tax on tax and the transport of goods across the country was going unhindered now, he said.

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Arun Jaitley rules out lowering GST rate for textiles sector

Amid protests in Gujarat by textile traders who are demanding rollback of 5 per cent GST on fabrics, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said it is not correct to say that textiles sector was never taxed in independent India.

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Manpreet Badal tells Arun Jaitley: Let’s join hands to develop Punjab

Addressing Jaitley, Punjab Rural Development, Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwasaid that it is no secret that the state is in a financial mess. Thus, the central government must help.

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GST-phobia like that of mobile phones in initial days: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also issued a warning for “dishonest taxpayers” and said that “those who are dishonest will have obvious problems with GST because they will be caught soon”.

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India will be ‘patient, peaceful’ in dealing with neighbours: Government

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said there are differences with China but tension is not as much as is being presented.

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Arun Jaitley files petition to expedite DDCA trial

Union minister Arun Jaitley filed an application in the Delhi High Court to expedite proceedings in the DDCA defamation case filed by him against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five AAP leaders.

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Forum writes to Arun Jaitley demanding action against audit firm

The PwC had issued a statement, rejecting the allegations. “We deny the allegations made. PwC has always complied and will continue to comply with applicable laws and regulations and any suggestion to the contrary is merely speculative.”

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Make higher resources available to unorganised sector: Arun Jaitley to Banks

The SHG movement that started 25 years ago with a very few entities has now crossed the 85 lakh mark, he said. The repayment capacity of people associated with SHGs and availing micro-finance products is much higher, Jaitley said.

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Chhattisgarh has potential to become logistics hub, says FM Arun Jaitley

The revenue collection through GST would ensure more benefit to the states as compared to Centre, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. Speaking on the occasion, CM Raman Singh said that GST will make India economic super power in due course of time.

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Post GST: Tax officials can’t visit shopkeeper’s premises without authorisation

The chief commissioner of GST (Delhi zone) has clarified that the tax department only wants to facilitate the process for shopkeepers and traders during the transition to the GST regime.