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SHRI G C MURMU TAKES OVER AS C&AG OF INDIA

SHRI G C MURMU TAKES OVER AS C&AG OF INDIA

Context

Shri Girish Chandra Murmu assumed office as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India

Details

  • He belongs to Indian Administrative Service of Gujarat cadre (1985 batch)
  • He was the first Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir.
  • He succeeded Shri Rajiv Mehrishi.

About Comptroller and Auditor General of India

  • He is an authority, established by Article 148 of the Constitution of India.
  • He  audits all receipts and expenditure of the Government of India and the state governments, including those of bodies and authorities substantially financed by the government.
  • He is also the external auditor of Government-owned corporations.
  • He conducts supplementary audits of government companies, i.e., any non-banking/non-insurance company.
  • The reports of the CAG are laid in Parliament/Legislatures.

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