G.C. Murmu sworn in as CAG

Former Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Girish Chandra Murmu gestures as he assumes office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, in New Delhi on Saturday. August 8, 2020.   | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Former Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Girish Chandra Murmu on Saturday took charge as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).

Mr. Murmu was sworn in as the CAG by President Ram Nath Kovind, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a communiqué.


The ceremony, held at Ashoka Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan, was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, among others.

Mr. Murmu, a 1985-batch retired Indian Administrative Service officer of the Gujarat cadre, will have a tenure up to November 20, 2024.

Appointed as the first L-G of the newly created Union Territory of J&K, Mr. Murmu resigned on August 5, the first anniversary of the Centre abrogating special status for J&K under Article 370.

He was then appointed as the CAG to replace Rajiv Mehrishi, who was completing his tenure this week.

As a constitutional functionary, the CAG is entrusted with the responsibility of auditing the accounts of the Centre and the State governments.

CAG reports are laid before Parliament and the legislatures of the States and are examined by the Public Accounts Committee.

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