Tag Archives: Arun Jaitley
  • 37 Returns Instead Of 13 - And Other Challenges Threatening GST Rollout
    GST Council Extends Tax Exemptions For Exporters

    The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Saturday extended the tax exemptions available to exporters on imported goods for a further six months till October 1 after which an e-wallet scheme would be put in place to continue the benefits. The Council had in its October 6 meeting last year noted..

  • BJP Renominates 7 Ministers To Rajya Sabha, Jaitley Shifted To Uttar Pradesh

    The BJP on Wednesday renominated eight retiring members including seven ministers for the March 23 Rajya Sabha polls. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been nominated from Uttar Pradesh while Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has been shifted to Madhya Pradesh along with Social Justice and Em..

  • If I Was At Arun Jaitley’s Place, I would Have Resigned: P Chidambaram

    Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram has targeted the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. During the program organized in Kolkata on Monday, he said, "If I was at Jaitley's place then what would I do?" I would have resigned. 'This thing, he said while discussing the central budget of FY2018-19-19. He sa..

  • India Has Potential To Achieve 7-8% Growth, Says Finance Minister With A View To Policy Changes

    India s economy has the potential to achieve a growth rate of more than 7-8 per cent in view of policy changes, accompanied by a supportive global environment, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today. Addressing the India-Korea Business Summit here, he observed that over the next 10-20 years Ind..

  • Budget 2018 Shows Government Alarmed By Gujarat Poll Results

    The focus on the rural sector in Budget 2018-19 was a clear indication that the BJP-led government was alarmed by the Gujarat poll result and realised that the rural population was moving away from it, the Shiv Sena said today. The saffron party, in an editorial in its mouthpiece 'Saamana', also ..

  • Budget Unveils Mega Health Insurance, Gives Little To Middle Class

    The government on Thursday announced the "world's largest" health insurance scheme for India's 50 crore poor in its last full budget before general elections, focusing heavily on uplifting agriculture and rural sectors while paying little attention to the middle class. Finance Minister Arun Jaitl..

  • Congress Slams Union Budget, Terms Mega Healthcare Scheme A ‘Jumla’

    The Congress on Thursday slammed the Union Budget, terming the promise of Rs 5 lakh for health care for poor families as "a big jumla", and said there was "tokenism" on creating jobs and nothing to indicate rise in farmers income. Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram told re..

  • Eyeing 2019 Polls, FM Arun Jaitley Extends Sops To Poor, Squeezes Middle Class

    With an eye on the next Lok Sabha elections, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his 2018-19 budget on Thursday proposed a major health insurance scheme for the poor, a higher minimum support price and a step up of Rs 1 lakh crore as institutional credit for farmers along with a spend of nearly Rs 6 la..

  • India May Grow 7.2-7.5% In H2; On Way To Becoming 5th Largest Economy: Finance Minister

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said India is expected to register a growth rate of 7.2-7.5 per cent in the second half of the current fiscal and is on way to becoming the 5th largest economy of the world. While unveiling the Budget 2018-19, he said, India has grown on an average of 7.5..

  • Budget 2018: Government Misses Fiscal Deficit Target; Higher At 3.5% In FY’18

    The fiscal deficit will overshoot to 3.5 per cent from the earlier estimate of 3.2 per cent in the current fiscal, ending March 31, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today. The target has been fixed at 3.3 per cent for 2018-19 as against the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act target..