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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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Bank frauds dent ease of biz efforts, are scars on the economy, says Arun Jaitley

Bank frauds dent ease of business efforts, are scars on the economy, says Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley questions both the role of the regulator and the bank management in not being able to detect the fraud

Bank frauds dent ease of biz efforts, are scars on the economy, says Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley blames regulators, auditors for PNB fraud, hints at stricter regulations

“The law would be tightened further, if necessary, in order to find out where they (fraudsters) are and what is the extreme action that law permits against such delinquent persons,” the minister said.

Bank frauds dent ease of biz efforts, are scars on the economy, says Arun Jaitley

PNB fraud: Make an example of these people, says Arun Jaitley; questions role of auditors

Jaitley said additional mechanisms have to be put in place by supervisory agencies to ensure that stray cases are nipped in the bud so that they “don’t become a pattern again”.

PNB fraud: Onus on the state to chase down who cheat banking system, says Arun Jaitley

PNB fraud: Arun Jaitley breaks silence, says state will chase down those who cheat banking system

Nirav Modi case: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also stated that supervisory agencies should ensure that the stray cases are nipped in the bud and that they are never repeated.

Quarterly Employment Survey: 87,000 manufacturing sector jobs lost in April-June 2017

The overall employment in the eight sectors had seen an addition of 77,000 workers in April-June 2016 and an increase of 1.85 lakh workers in January-March 2017.

From Plate To Plough: A vision coloured green

Operation Greens must build forward and backward linkages between farmers and markets. It can learn from Operation Flood.

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Across the aisle: More voices against Budget provisions

Is there a re-think under pressure from the so-called swadeshi lobbies? Just before the Budget, and in the Budget, the government announced a number of measures that seem to suggest that the protectionist (and taxation) lobbies have gained strength

Bank frauds dent ease of biz efforts, are scars on the economy, says Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley to leave for two-day Saudi Arabia visit tonight

The minister will meet Saudi minister of trade and investment, Majid Al-Qassabi, on February 19 to discuss bilateral issues.

Defamation case: Arvind Kejriwal lawyer quits case filed by Arun Jaitley

Defamation case: Arvind Kejriwal lawyer quits case filed by Arun Jaitley

Arvind Kejriwal had faced a fresh Rs 10 crore defamation suit by Arun Jaitley after Jethmalani had used “scandalous words” while cross-examining the BJP leader.

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Budget proposal to combine three PSU general insurance firms: Post merger, there may be excess of 15,000 staff, Rs 3,000-crore savings

Merged unit will have 30 regional offices as against 90 of the 3 firms put together at present, and there might be 10,000-15,000 excess employees.

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DGHS to list procedures, diseases covered by National Health Protection Scheme

The list of conditions/diseases to be covered and the admissible package rates for the proposed cover of Rs 5 lakh for 10 crore families.

Minimum Support Prices: When politics beckons

This cost includes all paid-out expenses incurred by the farmer — on seed, fertiliser, pesticide, fuel, irrigation, hired labour and other inputs — plus an imputed value of unpaid family labour.

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Rs 5 lakh family cover: Centre to call meeting of state health secys

In the Union Budget 2018-19, an initial corpus of Rs 2,000 crore was provided for the NHPS that aims to provide medical cover of Rs 5 lakh to over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families.

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Long Term Capital Gains tax nudges investors to consider shifting funds from MFs to ULIPs

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had in his Budget speech announced the imposition of long term capital gains tax on equity gains of over Rs 1 lakh on transfer of shares or units of equity mutual funds.

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RBI to have additional instrument for liquidity management

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget has proposed to amend the RBI Act to empower the central bank to come up with an additional instrument for liquidity management.