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  • GST on fuel price not possible until all state FMs agree: MoS Finance

    New Delhi, May 23: With prices of petrol and diesel soaring high, Minister of State (MoS) for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla on Wednesday suggested that imposing Goods and Services Tax (GST) on fuel price will not be possible until and unless all state finance ministers agree. “Crude is imported. Foreign companies are raising price. Petroleum Minister has said petrol and diesel should be brought under GST. Point is, it can’t be brought

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    Cash crunch: Cash available in over 80% of ATMs, claims MoS Shiv Pratap Shukla

    New Delhi: Amid rising furore over a reported cash crunch in the country, Minister of State (MoS) for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla on Wednesday refuted the same, saying more than 80 percent of the ATMs in the country have cash. Speaking to ANI, the minister further urged individuals circulating ‘misleading’ information to stop doing so.

  • Cash Crunch: Finance Ministry assures of resolving issue in three working days

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla on Tuesday accepted reports of an alleged cash crunch in the country and said the shortage will be resolved within three working days. Talking to ANI, Shukla said that there is an imbalance of currency available in various states at the moment, and the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) are looking into the matter.

  • ‘Finance Ministry will implement PMO’s decision on PNB scam’

    Mumbai: Investigation on the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam is on in full-swing, said Minister of State (MoS) for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla. He said the finance secretaries are in talks with Prime Minister’s office (PMO) on this matter. The finance ministry will implement the decision taken by PMO, he added.

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    Ex-Maha bureaucrat arrested in UAE, following Interpol notice

    New Delhi: A former Maharashtra government bureaucrat, wanted in a money laundering case, was arrested by the UAE police on the basis of a red-corner notice issued by the Interpol on the request of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the Centre told Parliament today.

  • GST to be simple for everyone by March: Shiv Pratap Shukla

    Kolkata: Union Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla on Wednesday said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) should smoothen out by March 2018 as the government has been addressing the concerns and it would become so simple that people would not have any issues.