Jaitley will also review the progress made with regard to Micro Units Development & Refinance Agency (MUDRA) and Stand Up India programme.
The Union minister expressed concern that some state governments are using public funds for personal promotion through selective advertisements and this is affecting neutrality of journalism.
While the Congress lost Kerala and Assam where it was in power, the BJP won a clear majority in Assam and won a seat in Kerala for the first time.
Addressing a group of nine World Bank Executive Directors, currently on a visit to India, Jaitley said there is a need for “the World Bank to have a larger capital base, more activity and more projects”.
Jaitely said the BJP has emerged as an alternative to the two parties, which have been ruling the state alternately.
Jaitley has said the purpose of taxing interest earned on 60 per cent of withdrawals of contribution made after April 1, 2016 was to encourage people to invest in annuity or pension schemes.
The move is likely to free up as much as Rs 3,50,000 crore in capital of public sector banks, helping them boost buffers while complying with a deadline set to clean up their balance sheets.
The total tax and penalty for domestic black money holders is less than 60 per cent that the government had levied on foreign unaccounted asset holders last year.
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“Sometimes I ask myself, are 15 families controlling the balance of power?” the minister said.
Hockey India president Narinder Batra said that Arun Jaitley’s daughter was only one of the many lawyers who represented Hockey India.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget had proposed to raise service tax from 12.36 per cent (including education cess) to 14 per cent. The proposal takes effect from June 1.
The project was first conceptualised by Narendra Modi when he was the chief minister of Gujarat.
Union budget’s principal positive measure was the significant outlay for infrastructure.