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Palanivel Thiagarajan


Our tax-to-GDP ratio doesn’t permit latitude for raised public outlays: NK Singh

November 13, 2021 6:01 am

“Our tax-to-GDP ratio (at 16-17 per cent) does not permit the latitude for increased public outlays ... it has to go up substantially,” NK Singh said via a video link at a seminar organised by the National Council of Applied Economic Research.

Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiagarajan stopped at Chennai airport ‘for carrying two laptops’

October 01, 2021 5:29 pm

According to reports, the official had reportedly told the minister that a passenger cannot carry two laptops while the latter replied that there was no such rule.

PTR Palanivel Thiaga Rajan: 'A competent, powerful Union govt is clearly needed... But can’t rule which school gets toilet sitting in Delhi'

August 18, 2021 8:59 am

A political scion with engineering and management degrees from top institutes at home and in the US, including an MBA in Finance from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, Thiaga Rajan was picked as Finance Minister in the MK Stalin-led DMK government in Tamil Nadu.

Inside Track: Why has Stalin relegated PTR to No 26 in the cabinet?

June 06, 2021 6:14 pm

Coomi Kapoor writes: For some reason, PTR has been relegated to 26th place in official precedence in the Cabinet, although conventionally, finance ministers rank No. 2 in the hierarchy.