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Boosting private investment, banks’ growth major concerns: Jaitley

Mumbai, Sep 22 Looking at ways to boost economy amid a slowdown, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that encouraging private investment and improving capacity of banking system to support growth are the two major challenges for which best solutions...

Jaitley chairs high-level meeting on economy

New Delhi, Sep 20  A high-level meeting chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley got underway here on Tuesday evening to review the economic situation and discuss measures, including a possible stimulus package, to be taken amidst an economic slowdown. The...
Jaitley asks states to reduce VAT on petroleum products

Jaitley asks states to reduce VAT on petroleum products

New Delhi, Aug 18 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday urged states to reduce VAT on petroleum products due to concerns regarding the rise in input costs due to the transition to GST regime. “The letter by Finance Minister to Chief Ministers...

Arun Jaitley releases case study on GST

New Delhi, July 26  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday released a case study on the birth of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India titled “The GST Saga: A Story of Extraordinary National Ambition”, an official statement said. “In...

Government introduces Banking Regulation Bill

New Delhi, July 24  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday introduced a bill under which the Centre may authorise the Reserve Bank of India to direct banks to initiate recovery proceedings against loan defaulters. The Banking Regulation (Amendment)...

Demand for zero GST on textiles cannot be accepted: Jaitley

New Delhi, July 18  Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the demand of textile traders to exempt fabrics under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system cannot be met with as manufacturers will then not be able to claim credit of tax on...
GST will open India to new limitless possibilities : Jaitley

GST will open India to new limitless possibilities : Jaitley

The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence, Shri Arun Jaitley addressing at the ceremony to launch the Goods & Service Tax (GST), in Central Hall of Parliament, in New Delhi on June 30, 2017. New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Union Finance...

GST rollout to be very smooth, assures Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday held out the assurance of a “very smooth” transition into the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, promising that the administration will be very liberal and not implement...

‘GST Council has to decide on petroleum, Centre for its inclusion’

New Delhi, June 30  The Centre is fully for bringing petroleum products under GST scheduled for implementing from July 1, and the GST Council will require to take a decision on taxing these as per the new indirect tax regime, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley...

Cabinet nod to in-principle divestment of Air India

New Delhi, June 29  The Union cabinet on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for Air India’s stake divestment, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here. “In-principle approval for Air India divestment has been given,” the minister said...

Cabinet nod to in-principle divestment of Air India

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Union cabinet on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for Air India’s stake divestment, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here. “In-principle approval for Air India divestment has been given,” the minister...

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 reduced for 66 items, movie tickets over Rs 100 at 28%

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council at its 16th meeting here on Sunday revised the rates of 66 items out of the 133 for which representations had been received seeking change from the fitments originally made in the four-slab...

Aviation Ministry to decide on Air India’s future: Jaitley

New Delhi, June 6  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that the government has a proposal to exit Air India, however, the final call on the future of the debt-ridden national passenger carrier has to be taken by the Civil Aviation Ministry. “Civil...

Government should have exited AI more than a decade ago: Jaitley

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Making a strong case for disinvestment of Air India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the government should have exited the airline more than a decade ago. The minister asked why should the tax-payer’s money...
Jaitley asks industry to fall in line for July 1 GST roll-out

Jaitley asks industry to fall in line for July 1 GST roll-out

New Delhi, June 1  Seeking to set at rest all doubts, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the government is in a state of preparedness for the roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1 and asked the industry to fall in line...

Quarterly filing of returns not workable under GST : Jaitley

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that the quarterly filing of returns under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was not workable for taxpayers above Rs 50 lakh turnover. “For all tax payers it is not workable to...

Ordinance to break ‘paralysis’ on NPAs: Arun Jaitley (Roundup)

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The government on Friday promulgated an ordinance empowering the RBI in a big way to deal with the crisis of huge bad loans of banks to break the “paralysis” that prevails in the name of autonomy by initiating insolvency...

Banks may have to swallow losses to resolve NPA issue : Jaitley

New York, April 24 (IANS) Banks may have to take “haircuts” – swallow losses – as one of the measures to resolve the sector’s problem of non-performing assets (NPA) and this is a top priority for the government, Indian Finance...
Jaitley raises H-1B visa issue with US authorities

Jaitley raises H-1B visa issue with US authorities

Washington, April 24  The vexed issue of the Trump administration mulling curbs in H-1B visas has been taken up with by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with the American authorities during his ongoing visit, an Indian official said on Sunday. The issue...