Mr Jaitley, 65, who stopped attending office at the beginning of April, underwent a renal transplant operation on May 14.
New Delhi: Senior BJP leader and Union minister Arun Jaitley, who stepped aside as finance minister in May to undergo a kidney transplant, is likely to resume office in the third week of this month, sources said.
Mr Jaitley, 65, who stopped attending office at the beginning of April, underwent a renal transplant operation on May 14. On that day the charge of his ministry was given to minister for railways and coal Piyush Goyal on an interim basis.
Sources said Mr Jaitley is recovering well and is likely to assume the responsibilities of the finance ministry in the third week of August. His resumption of office would not require any fresh oath as he has continued to be in the Council of ministers of the Narendra Modi government as a minister without portfolio.
Sources said that when he is ready to resume duties, an order from the President’s office, based on the recommendation of the government, will be issued allocating the finance portfolio to him.