Arun Jaitley back as Union Finance Minister

Arun Jaitley back as Union Finance Minister

Courtesy : Bureau24/08/2018 09:18

President Ram Nath Kovind has directed to assign the portfolios of the Minister of Finance and Minister of corporate Affairs to Arun Jaitley. In the absence of Jaitley from the last three months, Piyush Goyal was handling the crucial ministries. Jaitley was in the Ministry without portfolio. Now, he will take charge of Finance and corporate Affairs as per official communiqué.

Union Minister Arun Jaitley attended Rajya Sabha recently during the voting for deputy chairman post. Jaitley 65 who stopped attending office at the beginning of April underwent a renal transplant operation on May 14. On that day the charges of his ministry was given to Minister for Railways and coal Piyush Goal on an interim basis.

On May 14, Arun Jaitley had a successful kidney transplant. He was moved out of ICU on May 25. His post operation recovery was being closely monitored by a team of transplant. Pulmonologist and critical care experts among others.

According to AIIMS sources, the kidney was donated to 65 year old minister by a distant relative, a middle aged woman. This fell under category of “Live unrelated donation”. “Living unrelated donor could be anyone who is emotionally attached to the recipient, such as friend, a relative, a neighbor or in-law. The authorization committee had given its approval before the procedure. He had said.

Jaitley had confirmed his illness in a tweet on April 6, “I am being treated for kidney related problem and certain infection that I have contracted.“he had tweeted.In September 2014,he underwent a bariatric surgery to treat a long standing diabetic condition and weight gain. The surgery  was first performed at Max Hospital, but he had to be lated shifted to AIIMS because of complications. Jaitley had a heart surgery several years ago.



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