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Government in process of changing India’s economic environment: Jaitley

New Delhi, Sep 26  Acknowledging the dip in the country’s growth rate, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that the government was in the process of undertaking measures to change the “environment” and provide a boost to the...

Jaitley visiting Japan as Defence Minister, Sitharaman to take charge later

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Notwithstanding the appointment of Nirmala Sitharaman as the new Defence Minister, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is presently holding additional charge of Defence, will represent India in a bilateral dialogue on defence in...

De-stocking by industry caused drop in growth in Q1 : Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The fall in India’s GDP growth in the first quarter of the current fiscal is the result of the de-stocking of inventories by industry in anticipation of the GST, which process is ending and manufacturing is expected to...

All banned notes deposited with banks may not be legitimate : Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) In the backdrop of the RBI’s report stating that 99 per cent of the demonetised cash had come back into the banking system, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said “all of it may not be accounted money”. “Demonetisation...
July GST collections target met with 64% compliance: Jaitley

July GST collections target met with 64% compliance: Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 30  Declaring that the government has comfortably met the Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection targets, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday released the new indirect tax collection figures for the first month of GST implementation...
July GST collections target met with 64% compliance : Jaitley

July GST collections target met with 64% compliance : Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Declaring that the government has comfortably met the Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection targets, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday released the new indirect tax collection figures for the first month of GST implementation...

Appeal to industry to give consumers GST input credit benefit : Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The GST Council on Saturday appealed to the Indian industry to pass on to customers the benefit of the novel input credit system introduced in the new pan-India indirect tax regime that is available to suppliers of goods and services...

Government to roll out Bharat 22 exchange traded fund: Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 4  In a move to boost its disinvestment programme, the Centre on Friday announced the creation of the Bharat 22 exchange traded fund (ETF) comprising 22 companies, or investments, from among central public sector undertakings, public sector...
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, Julie Bishop meeting the Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence, Arun Jaitley

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, Julie Bishop meeting the Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence, Arun Jaitley

The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, Julie Bishop meeting the Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence, Arun Jaitley, in New Delhi on July 18, 2017.

Attack on yatra ‘most reprehensible’ act Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday condemned the terror attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims, calling it the “most reprehensible act”. “Terrorist attack on #AmarnathYatra is the most reprehensible act. My...

No deferring GST launch : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Yet again ruling out deferring the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday appealed to the opposition parties, their MPs and states where these parties run the governments...

GST to rollout on July 1, return deadline relaxed by 2 months

New Delhi, June 19  The GST Council on Sunday unanimously agreed on a July 1 rollout of the Goods and Services Tax regime despite some pending issues, while relaxing the return filing deadline for the first two months, and approved the rules on anti-profiteering...

GST: CBEC set to be Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs

New Delhi, June 14  Reiterating that preparations are in full swing for rolling out GST on July 1, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) said on Tuesday that, along with the states, the department has increased its outreach programmes on the...

GST to check tax evasion, ensure compliance: Jaitley

Bengaluru, May 30  The (GST), to be implemented from July 1, would check tax evasion and ensure greater compliance by more tax payers, said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday. “The GST will make tax collection efficient, check evasion...
Jaitley to open India-Africa Cooperation sessions at AfDB meet

Jaitley to open India-Africa Cooperation sessions at AfDB meet

Gandhinagar, May 22  As part of the annual meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB) that begins here from Monday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will open the India-Africa Cooperation sessions to discuss ways of boosting mutual cooperation, industry...

14th GST council meet starts in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 18  The crucial 14th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting to finalise tax slabs on services and commodities in the country started here on Thursday. Chaired by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, this is the first time that such...
PNB sponsored Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank employees contribute salary towards Army Welfare Fund

PNB sponsored Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank employees contribute salary towards Army Welfare Fund

Usha Ananthasubramanian, Managing Director & CEO of Punjab National Bank handed over cheque of Rs.29.85 lacs to Arun Jaitley, Minister of Defence, for Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualities. The employees of Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank, sponsored by Punjab...

Aim to collect Rs 19-20 lakh cr in taxes in 2017-18 : Jaitley

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the government expects to collect Rs 19-20 lakh crore in direct and indirect taxes in 2017-18, which could further increase if greater compliance was ensured. The government...
Parliament passes GST bills; government looking at July 1 roll out

Parliament passes GST bills; government looking at July 1 roll out

New Delhi, April 6  Decks have been cleared for implementation of the biggest indirect tax reform since independence, with parliamentary approval to the GST as Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the four enabling bills for its roll out, possibly from July...
India-UK launch 240 mn pound joint fund for green energy

India-UK launch 240 mn pound joint fund for green energy

New Delhi, April 5  India and Britain on Tuesday agreed to jointly set up a fund with corpus contributions of 120 million pounds each to finance Indian infrastructure projects, it was announced. “In a major step taken today (Tuesday) on the National...