India, Aug. 24 -- Arun Jaitley's time as India's finance minister (May 2014 - 2018, August 2018 - January 2019 and February 2019 - May 2019) will be remembered for two major achievements - the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), both fundamentally reformist policies that should help the cause of economic growth in the medium- to long-term.

Both were already in the works when he took over, although they were far from being ready for implementation; anyway, at the time, the primary concern was neither. It was the economy itself.

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