Arun Jaitley

India soon to have banking point within reach of 5 Kms of every citizen: Jaitley

India soon to have banking point within reach of 5 Kms of every citizen: Jaitley

The FM observed that during the period of 2014 – 2018, the population who had access to banking services rose from 58 percent to almost 100 percent.

Nov 12, 2018, 10:57 AM IST
GST a monumental reform, hit growth only for 2 quarters: FM

GST a monumental reform, hit growth only for 2 quarters: FM

The strength of the banking system has to be improved so that liquidity in markets is maintained, Jaitley said.

Nov 11, 2018, 21:52 PM IST
Arun Jaitley says Mastercard, Visa losing out to local players in India

Arun Jaitley says Mastercard, Visa losing out to local players in India

RuPay process payments between banks and merchants for purchases made with credit or debit cards, while UPI instantly transfers funds between two bank accounts linked to mobile phones.

Nov 09, 2018, 09:34 AM IST
Arun Jaitley justifies Demonetisation, says shake-up required to make India move to digital transactions

Arun Jaitley justifies Demonetisation, says shake-up required to make India move to digital transactions

Refusing claims that almost the entire cash money got deposited in the banks, Jaitley in a Facebook post wrote that confiscation of currency was not an objective of Demonetisation.

Nov 08, 2018, 11:54 AM IST
October GST collections cross Rs 1 lakh crore

October GST collections cross Rs 1 lakh crore

The revenue from goods and services tax (GST) in September was Rs 94,442 crore.

Nov 01, 2018, 13:02 PM IST
Arun Jaitley hails India's rise in 'Ease of Doing Business' index, targets top 50

Arun Jaitley hails India's rise in 'Ease of Doing Business' index, targets top 50

India jumped from 100 to 77 in the World Bank's 'Ease of Doing Business' index and is ahead of neighbours China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Oct 31, 2018, 19:33 PM IST
FSDC discusses NBFC liquidity issues; RBI assures adequate fund flow in system

FSDC discusses NBFC liquidity issues; RBI assures adequate fund flow in system

The meeting assumes significance as the FSDC is meeting for the first time after RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya raised the issues regarding independence of the central bank.

Oct 30, 2018, 16:24 PM IST
Arun Jaitley hits back at RBI, says it allowed lending excesses

Arun Jaitley hits back at RBI, says it allowed lending excesses

"The central bank looked the other way when banks gave loans indiscriminately during 2008 to 2014," Jaitley said while speaking at an event in New Delhi.

Oct 30, 2018, 12:27 PM IST
Kashmiris should stand with government, not with separatists in fight against terrorism: Arun Jaitley

Kashmiris should stand with government, not with separatists in fight against terrorism: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the people of Kashmir ought to stand with the government and not with the separatists in the fight against terrorism.

Oct 27, 2018, 16:09 PM IST
Fuel prices continue to tumble, petrol down 25 paise per litre

Fuel prices continue to tumble, petrol down 25 paise per litre

Petrol and diesel prices have seen a fall for most parts of this week.

Oct 26, 2018, 06:39 AM IST
In SC petition, Alok Verma says 'certain CBI probes don't take direction desirable to govt'

In SC petition, Alok Verma says 'certain CBI probes don't take direction desirable to govt'

CBI Director Alok Verma has challenged the order to send him on leave.

Oct 24, 2018, 20:36 PM IST
Caged parrot? DMK's Stalin questions appointment of Nageshwar Rao as CBI's interim chief

Caged parrot? DMK's Stalin questions appointment of Nageshwar Rao as CBI's interim chief

"Appointment of a controversial officer like Nageshwar Rao is nothing but to ensure that CBI remains the caged parrot of the BJP government."

Oct 24, 2018, 16:54 PM IST
CBI vs CBI: Rival parties bare fangs over top officers being sent on leave

CBI vs CBI: Rival parties bare fangs over top officers being sent on leave

From Rahul Gandhi to Mayawati and Sitaram Yechury, opposition parties have begun attacking the government's decision to send CBI's top two officers on leave following their bitter feud.

Oct 24, 2018, 16:27 PM IST
Narendra Modi govt scared of Rafale scam probe, sent CBI chief on leave: Congress

Narendra Modi govt scared of Rafale scam probe, sent CBI chief on leave: Congress

Congress has accused PM Modi of interfering in the working of the CBI.

Oct 24, 2018, 14:06 PM IST
Jaitlie's daughter was on Mehul Choksi's payroll: Rahul Gandhi takes on Arun Jaitley

Jaitlie's daughter was on Mehul Choksi's payroll: Rahul Gandhi takes on Arun Jaitley

Taking to microblogging site Twitter, Rahul Gandhi alleged that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley “allowed” Mehul Choksi to flee.

Oct 22, 2018, 18:26 PM IST
Is the clown prince out-clowning himself: Arun Jaitley launches scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi over Rafale, GST

Is the clown prince out-clowning himself: Arun Jaitley launches scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi over Rafale, GST

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday took a dig at Congress president Rahul Gandhi referring to him as a “clown prince”.

Oct 16, 2018, 17:51 PM IST
Hike in fuel prices continue; petrol at Rs 82.72 in Delhi, Rs 88.18 in Mumbai

Hike in fuel prices continue; petrol at Rs 82.72 in Delhi, Rs 88.18 in Mumbai

Hike in fuel prices continue; petrol at Rs 82.72 in Delhi, Rs 88.18 in Mumbai on Sunday.

Oct 14, 2018, 07:11 AM IST
Fuel prices maintain upwards trajectory across country

Fuel prices maintain upwards trajectory across country

With US sanctions on Iran looming large, tougher days could be ahead because India is Tehran's second-largest oil buyer. 

Oct 13, 2018, 07:33 AM IST
Government won't go back to regulating fuel prices, says Jaitley on oil firms' concern

Government won't go back to regulating fuel prices, says Jaitley on oil firms' concern

The government on Saturday sought to assure investors that it would not go back to regulating fuel prices, a day after oil company shares tumbled on concerns about a return to a regime that has hurt their profits in the past.

Oct 06, 2018, 17:47 PM IST
Disagree with reasoning that sexuality is part of free speech, says Arun Jaitley on Section 377 verdict

Disagree with reasoning that sexuality is part of free speech, says Arun Jaitley on Section 377 verdict

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said he did not agree with the portion of the historic Supreme Court judgment decriminalising consensual gay sex.

Oct 06, 2018, 16:36 PM IST

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