New Delhi: Union Minister Arun Jaitley is back as Finance Minister after 3 years of a break after the surgery.
President Ram Nath Kovind today directed to assign the portfolios of the Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs to Arun Jaitley.
"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 Shri Arun Jaitley," read a statement from Rashtrapati Bhavan.
After assuming the charge, Arun Jaitley today held meeting with officials, including Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia, at the Ministry of Finance.
Since past few months, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was looking after the Finance Ministry on an interim basis as Jaitley was recovering after undergoing a kidney transplant surgery.
Goyal was handed over the additional charge of Finance Ministry after Jaitley underwent the procedure at Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on May 14.
In April, Jaitley had said that he was being treated for kidney-related problems and was working from a "controlled environment" at home.