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GC MURMU SELECTED AS THE EXTERNAL AUDITOR OF IAEA

GC MURMU SELECTED AS THE EXTERNAL AUDITOR OF IAEA

Context:

Girish Chandra Murmu, Comptroller and Auditor General of India was selected as the external auditor of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a prestigious institution that promotes peaceful use of nuclear energy.

Key Highlights:

  • According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), his candidature received majority support of the IAEA general conference and his tenure will be for six years, from 2022 to 2027.

GC Murmu:

  • He is the 14th Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the external auditor of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
  • On 08 August 2021, he assumed office as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
  • Before assuming the charge, he served as the 1st Lt Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • He is also the chairman of the United Nations Panel of External Auditors and the Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions.

IAEA:

  • It is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons.
  • It was established as an autonomous organisation on 29 July 1957.

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