Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley is the former 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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Pakistan now under global gaze: Arun Jaitley on ICJ verdict

A plain reading of the judgment shows that India won on almost all counts, Jaitley said.

ICJ verdict on Jadhav 'comprehensive victory' for India, Pak now under global gaze: Jaitley

On Wednesday, India won a legal and diplomatic victory over Pakistan after the ICJ ruled that Islamabad must review the death sentence for Kulbhushan Jadhav.


Budget lays down roadmap for India to get back on high growth track: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley said the Union Budget 2019-20 focuses on accelerating the direction of the past and expands the roadmap on which the Prime Minister has built up India’s growth story from 2014-19.

The first Budget, 5 years apart: From please-all to the $5-trillion dream

In 2014, then Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced over two dozen schemes, many with a token allocation of around Rs 100 crore. Five years on, the confidence of a second term with an enhanced majority was apparent in Sitharaman’s speech, in which she avoided new announcements with token budgetary allocations

India on upward growth trajectory, says Arun Jaitley

The Economic Survey, tabled in Parliament on Thursday, projected India's growth to rise to 7 per cent in the current fiscal, from five-year low of 6.8 per cent in 2018-19.

From rural, defence to taxpayers: Revisiting Modi govt's last five budgets

In the first Budget of Modi 2.0, the armed forces will be vying for an increase in the budgetary allocation with its eye set on modernisation and upgradation projects to deal with challenging security aspects both within and outside India.


GST may become two-tier tax with merger of 12, 18 % slabs: Arun Jaitley

Observing that a sudden reduction of tax rates on all categories of goods can lead to a massive loss of revenue for the government leaving it without resources to spend, Jaitley said "this exercise had to be done in a gradual manner as the revenues increased".

Arun Jaitley likely to move to new official residence soon

Sources said that Jaitley is yet to take a final call on his new official residence. He has his own house in the national capital's Kailash Colony. He was allotted an official bungalow at 2, Krishna Menon Marg in 2014.

Finance ministry priorities: Freeing up resources for infra push, capital infusion in financial sector

Key challenge for the ministry will be to push economic activity to arrest fledgling GDP growth.

As Arun Jaitley opts out, his imprint on policy reforms may stay the course

As Arun Jaitley underwent a surgery in the US in January for a reported soft tissue cancer in his left leg, the Modi government’s sixth and final budget of its current term was presented by Railway and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal, who was the stand-in finance minister.

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Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian announces he's leaving

Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian on Wednesday said he will leave his role at the Finance Ministry in a couple of months. He said he will always be committed to serving the country.

Arun Jaitley celebrates Congress' Anand Sharma's birthday, hosts lunch for MPs

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday hosted a lunch for all the MP's on the last day of Winter Session of Parliament


Narendra Modi rides in an e-rickshaw during 'Stand up India' launch

Narendra Modi rides in an e-rickshaw during distribution of e-rickshaws under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana launched under Stand up India Scheme in Noida.

Gold traders, jewellers continue their strike for the 28th day

A large number of gold traders and jewellers continued their strike for the 28th day today in protest against the proposed one per cent excise duty on non-silver jewellery.

February Top Pictures: JNU protest, Jaitley's budget, Thane mass murder

JNU protest, Arun Jaitley's budget, Thane mass murder - Take a look at the top happenings in the month of February.

Budget 2016-17: What's become cheap, what's become costly

Here is a complete list of items that will turn costly and items that will turn cheap as a result of the Union Budget 2016-17 tabled on Monday by FM Arun Jaitley.


Budget 2016: Infrastructure and Investment sector

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unveiled a slew of initiatives for the Infrastructure and Investments sector.

Delhi's Odd/Even scheme, French troops in R-Day parade, an adult stag's Chandigarh run: Best pics in January

Delhi's Odd/Even scheme, French troops in R-Day parade, an adult stag's Chandigarh run, see the best pics in January .

President Pranab Mukherjee hosts At Home: Hollande, Modi, Sonia, Kejriwal attend the reception

President Pranab Mukhrjee hosted the At Home reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on January 26. French President Francois Hollande, who was the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congres President Sonia Gandhi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Foreigmn Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejirwal attended the event.

Arun Jaitley shares stage with Arvind Kejriwal in Kolkata

Arvind Kejrwal and Arun Jaitley temporarily put aside their difference, as they got together for Mamata Banerjee's Bengal Global Business Summit in Kolkata.

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Eye for Detail 15: The importance of Kartarpur corridor, Implant Files and the Maratha reservation

This week we look at the importance of the Kartarpur corridor between India and Pakistan, why you should pay attention to the revelations from Implant Files and what the Maratha reservation could lead to.

Senior BJP leaders remember Ananth Kumar as a leader

Union minister Ananth Kumar passed away on Monday morning. He was suffering from pancreatic cancer for some time now. Senior BJP leaders paid their tributes to the leader.


Express Eye for Detail Ep 12: Two years of demonetisation, the Diwali mess and Faizabad renamed as Ayodhya

Two years on, The Indian Express learns that RBI did not approve of demonetisation and more about the week’s top stories in Express Eye for Detail episode 12.

CBI versus CBI: Alok Verma says sending him on leave is "patently wrong"

In a midnight move, the government on Wednesday sent CBI director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana on leave after weeks of infighting rocked the investigating agency.

Express Eye for Detail Ep 5: Political war over Vijay Mallya, Kerala nun rape case and rising fuel prices

Why are the Congress and the BJP fighting over Vijay Mallya? Is the Kerala nun's rape case the biggest blot on the church in India? And what did a Bharat bandh this week really achieve? Arun George answers the big questions of the week.

Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya owes India Rs 9,000-crore: News in numbers

Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who has been in the UK for two years now, is accused of fraud and money laundering worth Rs 9,000 crore. Find more in today's news in numbers.


Mallya claims he met Jaitley and offered to settle debt

Triggering a political firestorm in India, fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya said in London Wednesday that he had “met the Finance Minister” before leaving India in 2016 and “repeated my offer to settle with the banks”.

Four years of Modi government: A report card of all the things the finance ministry achieved and where it fell back

What the finance ministry achieved in the past four years under Narendra Modi's leadership. An analysis of the ministry's achievements and what it lacked in our series The Last Lap. 

Budget 2018: Disappoints Salaried and Equity Investor Class

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday presented the fifth and last full budget of the NDA government before next year’s general election and announced a slew of measures for the agriculture and rural sectors, a new health insurance scheme for the poor and some relief in income tax for the salaried class and senior citizens. He said India is firmly […]

What Will Become Cheaper, What Could Get Expensive Following The Union Budget?

With the Union Budget 2018 just days away, we ask experts at Deloitte to look at those areas where the budget will affect you the most. From prices of essential commodities, taxes and government services, the sector experts at Deloitte tell us what to expect, and what not to expect from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February […]