Palanivel Thiaga Rajan

Reduce tax on petrol, diesel to 2014 rates: PTR

Terming the request as unreasonable, he urged the Centre to reduce the levy of taxes on petrol and diesel to 2014 rates. 

published on : 20th November 2021

PTR tables list of demands to boost investment in TN

The minister urged the Union government to come up with a comprehensive revival package for MSMEs, affected by the pandemic.

published on : 17th November 2021

Special task force found Rs 2,000 crore unused govt funds: PTR

Addressing reporters at the Secretariat, Rajan termed the STF’s findings an interim report. “This is just a trailer. We will be coming out with more such findings,” he said. 

published on : 2nd November 2021

Not sure national monetisation pipeline will work: PTR

“I am not sure any of these grand, big-number plans have ever worked, at least in the last six-seven years. We keep hearing about Rs 100 lakh crore of capital investment (CI).

published on : 19th October 2021

State Finance Minister PTR proposes ‘fundamental rethink’ to rescue Tamil Nadu from revenue crisis

 State Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga  Rajan further said a lot of Tamil Nadu’s land is unutilised, and can be put to good use without selling it.

published on : 4th October 2021

State facing serious revenue problem: Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan

In a free-wheeling discussion with TNIE that touched on social justice, federalism and the State’s potential for growth, the 55-year-old former international banker said it’s time for a “rethink”.

published on : 3rd October 2021

PTR stopped at Chennai airport by CISF staff for carrying two laptops

The Finance Minister who was bound for Thoothkudi, gave his bag for scanning at the domestic terminal.

published on : 1st October 2021

Will respond to only those worthy of my time: PTR

When asked about his recent retorts to Annamalai and others on Twitter, the Minister said, “I don’t want to dwell on the past. I will tell you about my future.

published on : 30th September 2021

Palanivel Thiaga Rajan inducted into GoM on GST system reforms

The Union Ministry of Finance has inducted Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan as a member of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on GST system reforms.

published on : 27th September 2021

PTR hits out at detractors, says absence in GST Council was due to lack of clarity on agenda

This is his first reaction through the media after a nasty row erupted over his absence at the meeting.

published on : 25th September 2021

Fuel tax: PTR blames Centre for TN’s changed stance

Since the BJP government came to power in 2014, the taxation policy adopted by the Centre led to an increased tax burden on the poor and reduced the tax burden on the rich.

published on : 21st September 2021

Adani-Kattupalli port a financial risk, ex-bureaucrats tell Stalin

The project, which is drawing flak from environmentalists, now faces further pressure from the bureaucrats.

published on : 18th September 2021

TN Finance Minister PTR hits out at GST increase on coconut oil, terms it anti-South

The minister asked why coconut oil was singled out for this treatment compared to other edible oils with multiple uses, such as mustard or gingelly oil.

published on : 18th September 2021

Within a week of lodging complaint, FinMin PTR helps light up Kattunayakar hamlet

Speaking to TNIE, MR Murugan, the community head in JJ Nagar, said 15 families of the nomadic tribe lived in a temple land near Thenparankundram back in the 1960s.

published on : 9th September 2021

Centre provided us nothing, but share of tax revenue: PTR

When compared to the amount Tamil Nadu is giving the Union government as tax revenue, it is receiving back very less, said Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan on Tuesday.

published on : 1st September 2021
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