Arun Jaitley resumes charge of Finance Ministry

Union Minister Arun Jaitley, who returned from the US last week after a medical treatment, resumed office as the Finance Minister on Friday.

Official sources said Jaitley resumed function as the Finance Minister. Jaitley is attending the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), which is underway AT 7, LKM in New Delhi

The CCS meeting has been called to access the situation and discuss India’s response to the terrorist attack on a convoy of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel on Thursday in which at least 45 soldiers were killed and 38 injured.

Jaitley left for New York on January 13 after being reportedly diagnosed with soft tissue cancer. Subsequently on January 23, the charge of the Finance Ministry and Corporate Affairs was given to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, who presented the sixth and the last budget earlier this month before the general elections.

He had stopped attending office at the beginning of April last year due to his kidney ailment and was back in North Block – the seat of Finance Ministry – on August 23, 2018. Even then, Goyal had manned the ministry for about 100 days.

Jaitley on September 2014 underwent bariatric surgery to treat weight gain that he suffered because of a long-standing diabetic condition.


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