Former Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley passed away on 24th August 2019, at the age of 66 due to health-related issues at the AIMMS Delhi.
Late Arun Jaitley was Indian politician from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Lawyer by Profession. He was was born on 28 December 1952 in New Delhi.
Arun Jaitley, being a member of BJP Party held various portfolios during the Government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Shri Narendra Modi government’s first term.
Position Held Year Wise
Additional Solicitor General (1989-1990)
Corporate Affairs (2014-2019)
Law and Justice (2003-2004)
information and broadcasting (1999-2000 and 2014-2016)
Department of disinvestment (1999)
Minister of shipping (2001)
Leader of opposition, Rajya sabha (2009-2014)
Arun Jaitley also served as a member of the Board of Governors of Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Arun Jaitley, being a finance minister under Modi’s first government stepped down from contesting in the 2019 Lok sabha election citing health issues.
Arun Jaitley introduced many key reforms and initiatives like establishment of the monetary policy committee and demonetizing high-value notes on November 2016, liberalisation of foreign direct investment framework and abolition of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) which is now replaced as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and implementation of the Goods and Service Tax (GST).