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Government to focus on getting new currency to rural areas in next few weeks, minister Arun Jaitley says

NEW DELHI: Over the next few weeks, the centre will focus on getting new currency to rural areas to support the agricultural sector during the sowing season, finance minister Arun Jaitley said today. The minister was addressing party workers after a BJP Parliamentary party meet where a resolution was passed supporting the government’s decision to scrap high denomination notes, that ... Read More »

No Plan To Privatise Public Sector Banks: Arun Jaitley

India has not reached the point where it can consider selling majority stakes in the public sector banks that control seven tenths of assets in the financial system, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday. “I don’t think that public or political opinion has converged to the point where we can think of privatisation in the banking sector,” Mr Jaitley ... Read More »

Government has its way and Opposition has its say

Being an ex-Finance Minister is a luxury, quipped Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while replying to the nearly seven-hour debate on the Constitutional Amendment Bill for the roll-out of the Goods & Services Tax (GST) on Wednesday, as his predecessor, P. Chidambaram, cast a spell on the House as a key speaker. In his debut performance in the Rajya Sabha, Mr. ... Read More »

Mission GST: Arun Jaitley to meet state finance ministers today to put pressure on Congress

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will meet state ministers today to put pressure on the opposition Congress to back the long-delayed Goods and Services Tax (GST) reform whose chances have again been thrown into doubt by a standoff in Parliament. The proposed tax reform, the biggest since India’s independence in 1947, seeks to replace a slew of central taxes and levies ... Read More »

PM Modi rebukes Subramanian Swamy

In remarks clearly aimed at Subramanian Swamy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today warned the BJP leaders from breaking the party line and seeking publicity. Rebuking the controversial Rajya Sabha MP for his attacks on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, Modi said, “No one is bigger than the party. If someone is making comments ... Read More »