Girish Chandra Murmu, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), has been re-elected as the External Auditor of the World Health Organization (WHO) for a four-year term from 2024 to 2027.
The CAG is already holding this position in the WHO since 2019 for a four-year term from 2019 to 2023. The re-election was held on Monday at the 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva, where the CAG of India was re-elected with an overwhelming majority (114 out of 156 votes) in the first round of voting itself.
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Mr. Murmu was present in the meeting. After the election, in his address to the World Health Assembly, he outlined his vision as External Auditor for the WHO while emphasising the process of improvement for better outcomes, transparency and professional approach.
“This is the second major international audit assignment for the CAG this year following his selection for the post of External Auditor (2024-2027) of International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva earlier this year in March 2023,” said a CAG statement.
Besides the WHO, the CAG of India is currently the External Auditor of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (2020-2025), International Atomic Energy Agency (2022-2027), Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (2021-2023) and Inter Parliamentary Union (2020-2022).
The CAG is a Member of the United Nations Panel of External Auditors. He is also a member of the Governing Boards of International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions and ASOSAI. “The CAG chairs the INTOSAI Knowledge Sharing Committee, its Working Group on IT Audit, and the Compliance Audit Sub-Committee,” it said.