Jaitley said the government has categorically made it clear that "we do not intend to legislate retrospectively. We do not intend that any fresh action under the old retrospectively laws be taken."

"So for the future, this is a closed issue. And the investors are quite appreciative of that. As far as past is concerned it relates to only some individual companies and the issue is pending before some judicial or dispute redressal mechanism body," he told reporters.

"And therefore, when I said we are looking for putting a quietus to this, I had in mind waiting for the expeditious disposal of that dispute," Jaitley said on Saturday.

Jaitley said: "Just as some transfer pricing has been resolved by a judgement of the Bombay high court, which we accepted and we put an end to the whole issue, that is what the similar quietus I was referring to," he said.

Jaitley, who is on a nine-day visit to US, has held talks with senior American officials including treasury secretary Jacob Lew, commerce secretary Penny Pritzker and US Trade representative Michael Froman and met some top CEOs on a one-on-one basis and also collectively.

He termed the controversial retrospective taxation regime a "legacy issue." The finance minister said the Indian economy would become more efficient, with a possible future rate cut.

"Normally I do not comment on what the central bank is going to do. All what I can say that with inflation broadly under control, there is a large expectation that with possible future rate cuts, the economy would become more efficient," he said.

"I am sure that the central bank in India as a responsible institution will take all these factors into consideration," Jaitley said.

Referring to the meetings he had with the banks last week, Jaitley said: "We have been nudging the banks to transfer the maximum benefit to the customers itself."

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