New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind re-appointed Arun Jaitley as finance minister on Thursday, three months after his kidney transplant.

"The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed to assign the portfolios of the Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs to Arun Jaitley," a notification said.

Jaitley will resume charge of both finance and corporate affairs on Thursday at the North Block office. 

His first public appearance since May, when he underwent a kidney transplant, was on August 9 at the Rajya Sabha elections for deputy chairman. 

In his absence, all his duties were given to Piyush Goyal on an interim basis.

Jaitley has been leading the Rajya Sabha since 2000.