Girish Chandra Murmu assumes workplace as CAG

New Delhi, August 8

Girish Chandra Murmu has assumed workplace because the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, an official assertion mentioned on Saturday.

Earlier within the morning, the previous Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor was sworn in because the Comptroller and Auditor General at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Murmu made and subscribed to the oath of workplace earlier than President Ram Nath Kovind, based on a Rashtrapati Bhavan assertion.

A former bureaucrat, Murmu is a 1985-batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre. His tenure as the brand new CAG shall be as much as November 20, 2024.

He succeeds Rajiv Mehrishi, who demitted workplace on Friday, the workplace of the CAG mentioned within the assertion.

As a constitutional functionary, the CAG is primarily entrusted with the accountability of auditing the accounts of the Central and state governments.

The CAG experiences are laid earlier than Parliament and legislatures of the states.

While being administered the oath of workplace and secrecy at Rastrapati Bhavan this morning, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, outgoing CAG Mehrishi, had been among the many dignitaries current.

“After the oath ceremony, Murmu came to the CAG office, where he was welcomed by the senior officers of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department,” mentioned the official assertion from his new workplace.

Before his appointment because the Lt Governor of J&Okay, he served as Joint Secretary within the Department of Expenditure, Additional Secretary within the Department of Financial Services and Department of Revenue. Later, he served as Special Secretary within the Department of Expenditure earlier than being appointed because the full-fledged Secretary of the division.

And earlier than his tenure on the Centre, Murmu served on essential assignments in Gujarat.

He has huge expertise in administrative, financial and infrastructure fields, mentioned the official assertion.

Murmu is a submit graduate in Political Science from Utkal University. He holds an MBA diploma from the University of Birmingham.

Murmu was born on November 21, 1959 in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha. He is married to Smita Murmu. They have a daughter Ruchika and son Ruhaan. PTI

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