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Arun Jaitley likely to resume charge of FinMin today, to attend CCS meet

After resuming the charge, sources said, he would also attend a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security to discuss the Pulwama attack that killed at least 37 CRPF personnel.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley

Jaitley, who returned from the last week after undergoing medical treatment, is likely to resume charge of the on Friday, official sources said.

After resuming the charge, sources said, he would also attend a meeting of the to discuss the that killed at least 37 CRPF personnel.

In his absence, the charge of the was given to Piyush Goyal, who presented the sixth and the last budget earlier this month before the

are expected during April-May this year.

Jaitley left for on January 13 after being reportedly diagnosed with , Subsequently on January 23, the charge of the and Corporate Affairs was given to Goyal on temporary basis.

This was his first overseas visit after he underwent on May 14, 2018, at AIIMS.

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 - on August 23, 2018. Even then, Goyal had manned the ministry for about 100 days.

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

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First Published: Fri, February 15 2019. 08:40 IST
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