Address of Hon’ble Finance Minister on Chartered Accountants
Address of Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Union Finance Minister ,Defence and Corporate Affairs
Address of Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Union Finance Minister ,Defence and Corporate Affairs – CA Day Celebrations at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi- 1st July, 2014.
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Arun Jaitley (born 28 December 1952) is currently the Finance Minister, Minister of Corporate Affairs and Minister of Information and Broadcasting of India. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He has also previously held the portfolios as the Minister for Commerce and Industry, Law and Justice in the National Democratic Alliance government (1998–2004). He is also the current Leader of the House at Rajya Sabha. In the 2014 general election, he unsuccessfully contested as Bharatiya Janata Party’s candidate for Amritsar, where he was defeated by Indian National Congress candidate, Captain Amarinder Singh.
Jaitley ( Finance Minister ) has been practising law before the Supreme Court of India and several High Courts in the country since 1977. In January 1990, Delhi High Court designated him as a Senior Advocate. He was appointed Additional Solicitor General by the V. P. Singh government in 1989 and did the paperwork for the investigations into the Bofors scandal.His clients cover the political spectrum from Sharad Yadav of the Janata Dal to Madhavrao Scindia of the Indian National Congress to L. K. Advani of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He has authored several publications on legal and current affairs. He has presented a paper on law relating to corruption and crime in India before the Indo-British Legal Forum. He was a delegate on behalf of the Government of India to the United Nations General Assembly Session in June 1998 where the Declaration on Laws Relating to Drugs and Money Laundering was approved.
Jaitley has also appeared on behalf of giant multinational corporations such as PepsiCo against and Coca Cola and in various other cases in India. After having been the Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs, Jaitley represented Pepsi in 2002 in a case where the Supreme Court of India admonished and imposed stiff fines on 8 companies for painting advertisements on ecologically fragile rocks along the Manali-Rohtang road in the Himalayas. “The companies were also issued show-cause notices as to why exemplary damages should not be imposed on them for indulging in environmental vandalism.” In 2004, Jaitley appeared on behalf of Coca Cola in a Rajasthan High Court case.
He has stopped practising law from June 2009.
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