Finance Ministry To Organise Arun Jaitley Memorial Lecture On March 20
The Union Ministry of Finance will organise a conference—'Arun Jaitley Memorial Lecture'—on March 20 next year as a tribute to the former finance minister.
Jaitley, who as the finance minister ushered in India’s biggest tax reforms and was the chief troubleshooter for the Bharatiya Janata Party and Narendra Modi government, died on Aug. 24 after battling multiple health issues.
"The @FinMinIndia to hold Shri. Arun Jaitley Memorial Lecture. The first of this annual program will be on Friday, 20 March 2020. An Economists Conclave shall be held the next day. Eminent economists shall be invited. Grateful to @PMOIndia for consenting to launch this event," Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a tweet on Saturday.
From being the BJP government's key political strategist to managing the crucial finance portfolio, Jaitley wore many hats.
A moderate, Jaitley had friends across the political spectrum and was one of India's most articulate and influential leaders who brought civility to public discourse, irrespective of whether one agreed with his position or not.