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Arun Jaitley resumes finance ministry duties after a 3 month long hiatus

Arun Jaitley resumes finance ministry duties after a 3-month-long hiatus

Arun Jaitley resumes finance ministry duties after a 3-month-long hiatus
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By CNBC-TV18 Aug 23, 2018 9:17:56 AM IST (Published)

Arun Jaitley was reassigned the portfolios of the Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs by the President on Thursday.

Arun Jaitley was reassigned the portfolios of the Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs by the President on Thursday.

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"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," a press statement from the office of the President said.
Jaitley underwent a kidney transplant surgery on May 14 and had been recovering since then. Piyush Goyal had assumed charge as the finance minister during Jaitley's absence.
During his recovery, Jaitley was quite active on social media -- writing blogs on various economic and non-economic issues, like National Register for Citizens (NRC) in Assam, over four-decades of Emergency, No-confidence Motion in Parliament, Rafael fighter jet deal, and GST.
According to a Bloomberg report on August 3, the finance minister's north block office on the first-floor was being renovated and sanitised for Jaitley to be protected from infections.
(With inputs from PTI)
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