Ahead of the meetings, Jaitley had attributed the current woes of the economy to the decade of what he termed as "jobless growth" and said his task will be to hasten the process of economic reforms, bring down prices and revive industrial sector.
"Reviving the growth momentum, containing inflation and altering the pattern of growth to gainful employment is today an overriding priority," the finance minister had said in his Facebook post two days ago. "There is a need to boost domestic low-cost manufacturing and hasten the pace of reform. Price stability and growth are intertwined, but may require a different strategy. This will involve fiscal rectitude as a combination of monetary and fiscal policy." (IANS)