Monday December 22, 2014
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who introduced the Constitutional Amendment Bill for the Goods and Services Tax or GST in the Lok Sabha last week, termed the legislation as the single most important tax reform since 1947. NDTV spoke to leaders from In...
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 21, 2014
Trinamool Congress on Saturday hit back at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his veiled attack on accusing it of creating obstructions in the Rajya Sabha and said BJP should fight the party politically and not make it a "slanging match".
Saturday December 20, 2014
Mr Jaitley introduced the bill in the lower house on Friday, saying the objective of the legislation is "the seamless transfer of goods and services across the country".
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 20, 2014
A day after introducing the long-pending Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government is "extremely determined" to push insurance sector reforms and will not allow political obstructionis...
Saturday December 20, 2014
The long-awaited goods-and-services tax or GST will eliminate a slew of levies currently in place to create a single internal market.
India | Agence France-Presse | Saturday December 20, 2014
The government today introduced legislation billed as the biggest tax reform since Independence, with analysts hailing it as a "game changer" that would cut the cost of doing business and boost economic growth.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Mala Das | Friday December 19, 2014
The Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax, that will pave the way for a mega tax reform, was tabled in the Lok Sabha today. In the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government would formally take up the bill and seek...
India | Rahul Shrivastava | Friday December 19, 2014
The Narendra Modi government had to field its crisis managers on Thursday to end what it called a "strong misinformation campaign," which it feared could hurt the ruling BJP's electoral interests in the Delhi elections due soon.
India | Agencies | Tuesday December 16, 2014
The Centre is said to be close to clinching a deal with the states on its big bang tax reform, the Goods and Services Tax or GST and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley plans to introduce a bill to amend the Constitution for this in the current Winter sess...
Monday December 15, 2014
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday that India has the potential to grow at a higher rate even at a time when the world economy is going through a critical phase.
Monday December 15, 2014
SpiceJet, India's second biggest budget carrier, has sought the government's help in running flight operations. The aviation ministry would forward the request to the Prime Minister's Office and the Finance Ministry, sources said.
Assembly | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 14, 2014
Seeking a mandate in favour of BJP in Jammu and Kashmir, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that conventional poll arithmetic in the state would not work in this election, maintaining the ground chemistry has changed.
Saturday December 13, 2014
Amid growing demand for a rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India, its Governor Raghuram Rajan met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday and discussed a range of "economic issues".
India | NDTV.com | Friday December 12, 2014
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spoke to NDTV today in an exclusive interview where he dwelt upon issues of GST, row over hate speech and the relations between the Reserve Bank and the government.
India | Reuters | Wednesday December 10, 2014
A parliamentary committee has recommended raising to 49 per cent the cap on foreign investment in insurance joint ventures to help draw more fund flows into a sector starved of capital and squeezed by regulations.
Tuesday December 9, 2014
A Bill aimed at bringing India's banking payment system in sync with international practices was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying the world would lack confidence if "obsolete laws" in the financial system e...
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 9, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today urged Union Finance and Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley to take steps to issue the "Digital Addressable System" licence to the Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation without any furthe...
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava, Sandeep Phukan, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday December 7, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a brainstorming session on Sunday on replacing the Soviet-style central Planning Commission with a 'Team India' concept that would give states a greater role in developing Asia's third-largest economy. Most chief mi...
India | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday December 7, 2014
Most chief ministers have favoured an alternative structure that would replace the Planning Commission, in which states would have more of a say, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday after the first round of meetings to arrive at a cons...
India | NDTV.com | Sunday December 7, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a meeting of Chief Ministers in the national capital to discuss the structure, scope and role of the new body that will replace the Planning Commission.