By Aditi Shah and Manoj Kumar
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Piyush Goyal will temporarily take additional charge of the finance ministry until Finance Minister Arun Jaitley recovers after undergoing a kidney transplant, President Ram Nath Kovind said in a statement on Monday.
"The surgery has been successful. Both the recipient and donor are stable and recovering well," the hospital said in a statement on Monday, adding that Jaitley is stable.
Jaitley could be out of action for about a month following surgery, a finance ministry official said.
Goyal will also handle the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, which is overseen by Jaitley.
The decision, taken when Irani was the minister, was heavily criticised and labelled as an attack on the freedom of the press in the world's largest democracy.
Irani will remain India's minister of textiles.
S.S. Ahluwalia has also been made junior minister in charge of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology. He will be relieved of his duty as junior minister of the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation.
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