Jaitley was responding to a question from Rajya Sabha member Shantaram Naik over the issue, a statement said.

In his reply to a question asked by Congress MP from Goa in the Upper House on Tuesday, Jaitley said, "Several requests seeking information in respect of Indian nationals holding bank accounts in Swiss banks in specific cases have been made."

"There has been a positive response to some requests, where information has been provided subject to the confidentiality clause in the said Double Tax Avoidance Convention."

Jaitley also said in some other cases, however, "The Swiss government has not been providing the information requested, citing restrictions imposed by their domestic laws".


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