Jaitley reappointed FM, takes charge

Aug 23, 2018
New Delhi:Union Minister Arun Jaitley, who had stepped aside as Finance
Minister in May to undergo a kidney transplant, was today reappointed as Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs.

Jaitley retook charge at the North Block here this morning. He had stopped attending office at the beginning of April.

“The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed to assign the portfolios of the Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs to Arun Jaitley,” an official notification issued today said.

Minister for Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal had been given charge of Jaitley’s Ministry on May 14 when the latter underwent a renal transplant operation.

Jaitley, 65, had been staying in controlled environment following his surgery on the doctors’ advice.

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