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Budget 2019: Meet finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman's team

Updated : 2019-07-04 20:05:22

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will on Friday unveil a budget that is expected to cut taxes on business and raise spending in a bid to shore up consumption and faltering economic growth. Sitharaman has an uphill task given the challenges gnawing at the economy. Meet the key members of her team who have helped her construct the most anticipated economic exercise in India.

Standing from right: PC Mody, chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Krishnamurthy Subramanian, chief economic adviser, GC Murmu, secretary, Department of Expenditure, Rajeev Kumar, secretary, Department of Financial Services (DFS), Subhash Chandra Garg, finance secretary, AB Pandey, revenue secretary, Atanu Chakraborty, secretary, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM), PK Das, chairman, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), Arvind Shrivastava, joint secretary, budget. Sitting: Nirmala Sitharaman, finance minister and Anurag Thakur, junior finance minister
Standing from right: PC Mody, chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Krishnamurthy Subramanian, chief economic adviser, GC Murmu, secretary, Department of Expenditure, Rajeev Kumar, secretary, Department of Financial Services (DFS), Subhash Chandra Garg, finance secretary, AB Pandey, revenue secretary, Atanu Chakraborty, secretary, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM), PK Das, chairman, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), Arvind Shrivastava, joint secretary, budget. Sitting: Nirmala Sitharaman, finance minister and Anurag Thakur, junior finance minister
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, seated right, signs the budget after giving final touches, as junior Finance Minister Anurag Thakur, seated left, watches along with finance budget team at her office in New Delhi, India, Thursday, July 4, 2019.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, seated right, signs the budget after giving final touches, as junior Finance Minister Anurag Thakur, seated left, watches along with finance budget team at her office in New Delhi, India, Thursday, July 4, 2019.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, seated right, poses for the media after signing the budget, as junior Finance Minister Anurag Thakur, seated left, watches along with finance budget team at her office in New Delhi, India, Thursday, July 4, 2019. The government says the economy is expected to grow at 7% in 2019-20, up from a five-year low of 6.8% in the past year. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, seated right, poses for the media after signing the budget, as junior Finance Minister Anurag Thakur, seated left, watches along with finance budget team at her office in New Delhi, India, Thursday, July 4, 2019. The government says the economy is expected to grow at 7% in 2019-20, up from a five-year low of 6.8% in the past year. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Chief Economic Adviser KV Subramanian, Principal economic adviser to the Finance Ministry Sanjeev Sanyal and Press Information Bureau (PIB) Principal Director General (DG) Sitanshu Ranjan Kar hold copies of Economic Survey 2018-19 during a press conference, in New Delhi, Thursday, July 04, 2019. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma)(PTI7_4_2019_000078B)
Chief Economic Adviser KV Subramanian, Principal economic adviser to the Finance Ministry Sanjeev Sanyal and Press Information Bureau (PIB) Principal Director General (DG) Sitanshu Ranjan Kar hold copies of Economic Survey 2018-19 during a press conference, in New Delhi, Thursday, July 04, 2019. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma)(PTI7_4_2019_000078B)
Chief Economic Adviser KV Subramanian presents the Economic Survey 2018-19 during a press conference, in New Delhi, Thursday, July 04, 2019. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma)(PTI7_4_2019_000071B)
Chief Economic Adviser KV Subramanian presents the Economic Survey 2018-19 during a press conference, in New Delhi, Thursday, July 04, 2019. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma)(PTI7_4_2019_000071B)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman enters the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Thursday, July 4, 2019.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman enters the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Thursday, July 4, 2019.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman poses infront of the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Thursday, July 4, 2019.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman poses infront of the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Thursday, July 4, 2019.
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