Finance Minister Arun Jaitley set to table Economic Survey

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on January 31, 2017

New Delhi : Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley with Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das (2nd L) at North Block in New Delhi on Monday. Finance Minister Jaitley will table Economic Survey 2017 in Parliament on Tuesday. PTI Photo by Vijay Verma (PTI1_30_2017_000149A)

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will table the Economic Survey 2016-17. Three ordinances are also to be promulgated today — The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Fifth Ordinance 2016, The Payment of Wages (Ordinance) 2016, and The Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Ordinance 2016.

On Monday, a day before the start of the session, the Congress brought out a document reporting the "state of the economy".

“A day before the Economic Survey, we thought we should bring out a document that sets out what we consider as a dose of realism, so that the country as a whole has ways and means of finding or assessing where the economy is...,” Dr. Manmohan Singh said.

The Trinamool Congress announced on Monday that the party would boycott the Parliament on Budget day.

Elaborating on the decision, TMC’s chief whip in the Lok Sabha Kalyan Banerjee said the decision has been taken on "two counts" — in protest against demonetisation and the "illegal arrest of its Lok Sabha leader" Sudip Bandhopadhyay and MP Tapas Paul.

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Published on January 31, 2017
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