Arun Jaitley likely to resume duties as Finance Minister in the 3rd week of August. In his absence, Railway Minister Piyush Goel discharging duties as Finance Minister. He was away from the office for the last 3 months following kidney transplant operation. Piyush Goel has been attending the GST Council and other finance-related meetings. While Arun Jaitley has been active on social media responding on various issues raised by the opposition. So that, the opposition may not question the NDA government asking for Finance Minister reply on key issues.