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-Africa can shape future of world, says Arun Jaitley

“India is among the most important emerging investors in Africa,” said Jaitley.

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Arun Jaitley pays tribute to soldiers martyred in Kashmir

The gunbattle ensued when alert army jawans foiled an infiltration bid by militants as part of an operation launched on May 20.

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Arun Jaitley files another defamation suit against Arvind Kejriwal after lawyer Ram Jethmalani calls him ‘crook’

Arun Jaitley has filed another Rs 10 crore defamation suit against Delhi CM Kejriwal after lawyer Ram Jethamalani called the Union Minister a ‘crook’.

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J-K: Two militants killed, two soldiers martyred as Army foils infiltration bid

The infiltration bid comes a day after Defence Minister Arun Jaitley took stock of the overall security situation in the state.

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Defence ministry gives nod to private investment policy in military platforms

Under the policy, private firms will be roped in to build military platforms like submarines and fighter jets in India in partnership with foreign entities.

The full GST rate schedule for goods

GST rates for certain goods like textiles, footwear and precious metals are yet to be decided by the GST Council.

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J&K: Arun Jaitley visits forward posts, reviews security

Army chief General Bipin Rawat attended the meeting, during which the situation at the Line of Control and south Kashmir was discussed.

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GST: Hasmukh Adhia warns industry against hiking prices arbitrarily

The GST council has fitted the goods and services in tax bracket of 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent. Tax experts said that a rise in tax rate for telecom and financial services is likely to hit consumers.

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GST Council unveils 4-slab rates for services, exempts healthcare, education, non-AC travel

Luxury hotels, gambling, race-club betting and cinema services will attract a levy of 28 per cent.

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GST Council unveils 4-slab rates for services: Here’s how industry reacted

Under the proposed indirect tax regime, education, healthcare and non-AC rail travel will continue to remain exempted.

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EC calls electoral bonds ‘retrograde’, says will compromise transparency in funding

The electoral bond scheme, recently introduced by the government, helps citizens donate to political parties anonymously.

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GST rates finalised for services; education, healthcare to remain exempted

“We are in state of readiness,” Jaitley said, confirming that July 1 will be the rollout date for GST.

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GST will be consumer-friendly, healthcare and education to be exempted: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Jaitley said healthcare and education will remain exempted from the GST, while transport services will be taxed at 5 per cent.

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ICJ order a serious indictment of Pak judicial system, says Arun Jaitley

“This order, though interim, is a very serious indictment of the kind of mockery of the judicial system that exists in Pakistan, ” said Arun Jaitley.

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GST rules in place, first list of goods and rates is out

Coming down hard on tobacco, cigarettes and cars, the Council decided on the cess rates for demerit and luxury items.