‘Budget direction for aspirational India’, says former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

The change facilitated by the Jan Dhan accounts and Aadhaar laid the foundation for Direct Benefit Transfer to those who needed state support, said Jaitley.

published on : 7th July 2019

Budget 2019 lays down roadmap for India to get back on high growth track: Arun Jaitley

India's economic growth slowed to a five-year low of 5.8 per cent in the January-March quarter. For the full 2018-19 fiscal as well, the growth rate was at its lowest in five years at 6.8 per cent.

published on : 6th July 2019

Jaitley reiterates stand on GST, says it restructured one of the world's clumsiest indirect tax systems

The fear of the states today is that for the first five years they get a guaranteed 14 per cent increase, he said.

published on : 1st July 2019

Merger: Finance Ministry seeks report from 3 PSU general insurers

The government had appointed E&Y as a consultant to see through the completion of the merger process.

published on : 31st May 2019

PM Modi calls on Arun Jaitley after his decision to not be part of new government

Jaitley, in his letter to Modi said that he wants to keep away from any responsibility for "sometime" to concentrate on treatment.

published on : 29th May 2019

Arun Jaitley: The ultimate survivor at North Bloc - hangs his boots

When Modi, an RSS 'pracharak', was appointed a BJP general secretary in the late 90s in Delhi, he stayed in an annexe of Jaitley's official bungalow on 9 Ashoka Road.

published on : 29th May 2019

'Don't want to continue in cabinet due to health reasons': Arun Jaitley in letter to PM Modi

Jaitley had not been attending office for about three weeks now and was admitted to AIIMS for undergoing tests and treatment for an undisclosed illness, sources said.

published on : 29th May 2019

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das meets outgoing Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

His tweet came amid speculations in some media on the state of Jaitley's health. 

published on : 26th May 2019

Reports of deteriorating health of Jaitley false, baseless: Government

"Reports in a section of media regarding Union Minister Shri Arun Jaitley's health condition are false and baseless. Media is advised to stay clear of rumour mongering," tweeted Sitanshu Kar.

published on : 26th May 2019

Insider-out: Cabinet in the making 

As is its wont, the Delhi Durbar is buzzing over the shape and size of Modi Sarkar 2.0. Particularly, who will make it to the Cabinet Committee of Security, the most powerful Cabinet body.

published on : 26th May 2019

Arun Jaitley meets Finance Ministry officials, moots economic roadmap

Issues like merger of GST slabs and farmers’ income are likely to be detailed in the Economic Survey. 

published on : 25th May 2019

NDA's victory miraculous win; people rejected royalties, dynasties: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

As per the trend, the BJP-led NDA will form the government at the Centre for the second successive term with absolute majority.

published on : 23rd May 2019

Finance Ministry starts meeting with industry bodies before 2019-20 final budget

Finance ministry officials met the representatives of industry body SIAM on Wednesday and will hold similar talks with other key chambers.

published on : 22nd May 2019

Scary opposition scenario will lead to its rout: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley said the opposition could not forge an alliance in several key states and it did not call a meeting of different like-minded parties for the obvious fear that many will not attend the meeting.

published on : 16th May 2019

Violence during roadshow: Has West Bengal acquired a 'government of gangsters', asks Arun Jaitley 

All eyes will be now on the Election Commission of India to ensure free and fair Lok Sabha polls in the state in the last phase on May 19, he said in a series of tweets.

published on : 14th May 2019
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