Arun Jaitley returns after 3 month break, resumes charge of Finance Ministry

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Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday resumed his work after a three-month break from surgery.

According to the officials, “President Ram Nath Kovind on 23rd August, directed to assign the portfolios of the Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs to Union Minister Arun Jaitley.”

Jaitely, who stopped attending the office in April had undergone a renal transplant operation in May 2018.

In his absence, the charge of ministry was given to Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on an interim basis.

Earlier this month,  Jaitley had attended parliament to participate in the vote for the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha.

During his long break, Jaitley was active on social media, held video conferences with officials, wrote blogs on various economic and non-economic issues and addressed events remotely.