India to set up universal social security system: finance minister Arun Jaitley

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley walks with party officials and Members of Parliament after a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary Board meeting at Parliament House in New Delhi on Feb 24, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP
Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley walks with party officials and Members of Parliament after a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary Board meeting at Parliament House in New Delhi on Feb 24, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India will set up a universal social security system, the finance minister said Saturday, as he unveiled the right-wing government's first full budget.

The government will establish a "universal social security system for all Indians, specially the poor and unprivileged", Arun Jaitley announced.