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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Rajya Sabha passes all four GST bills to pave way for rollout

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, replying to about an 8-hour-long debate, said the GST will not lead to inflation as suspected by some sections.

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Jaitley defamation case: Won’t charge Arvind Kejriwal, will treat him like my poor clients, says Jethmalani

“Even now, if the government (Delhi) doesn’t pay or he can’t pay, I will appear for free”

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Looking back at GST’s journey: How an idea is now near reality

GST: The scheme was to be implemented in stages, and its rollout on March 1, 1986, marked the first crack at reforming the country’s indirect tax structure.

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Arun Jaitley asks for suggestions to make political funding cleaner

Jaitley said although the opposition was opposing the provisions of the Finance bill related with electoral bonds, but they have not come out with a “single suggestion” to deal with the issue.

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Is Finance Bill 2017 the Narendra Modi government’s alarming power grab?

Finance Bill: Why is the government getting away with this headlong expansion of its power?

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley counters critique: ‘Yes, we are making Aadhaar mandatory’

The Bill had 40 official amendments, including the one on reducing the cap on cash transactions from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 2 lakh – effective April 1.

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Trying to implement GST from July 1, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

The Union Cabinet this week cleared four supplementary GST legislations which will be introduced in Parliament in the ongoing budget session.

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Vijay Mallya issue on table, British PM Theresa May drops by Arun Jaitley meeting

Arun Jaitley met Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond at his office in No 11 Downing Street in London.

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Dear Mr Jaitley, you seem to have found framers of India’s Constitution wanting on free speech

Any state must exist for and because of its people. Their inherent patriotism wills it so.

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HSBC, ICIJ list: Income Tax department detects Rs 16,200 cr black money

“The government is, however, committed to taking all possible measures to bring back black money stashed by Indians in foreign countries,” he said.

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Lok Sabha: Arun Jaitley hits out at Congress for bringing in farmers on black money issue

“Stop bringing in farmers on the issue of black money, farmers money is white and there is no tax on their money,” said Jaitley.

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Consultations on note ban were on since Feb, 2016: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley said that in May 2016, the RBI Board took a decision on printing currency of higher denomination as a replacement to demonetised currency.

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Scope of black money generation will be difficult once GST is implemented: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley said there were several issues in terms of policy in relation to the draft GST legislations.

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Budget 2017: FM Arun Jaitley has done admirable job, says US-India Business Council

The union budget deepens the government’s move towards a digital economy, while remaining committed to attracting foreign investment, said USIBC

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Budget 2017: Here’s where mobile phone prices are heading

The price of mobile phones will likely go up in India, after the announcement of Budget 2017-2018