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    Ex-Lieutenant Governor of J&K G C Murmu is appointed to be the new CAG of India

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    Girish Chandra Murmu will succeed Rajiv Mehrishi who completes his term on August 8. Murmu was appointed as the first LG of J and K after the formation of the new union territories.

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    New Delhi: Former lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir G C Murmu will be the next Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

    Murmu, a 1985 Indian Administrative Service Officer of Gujarat cadre will succeed Rajiv Mehrishi who completes his term on August 8. Murmu was appointed as the first LG of J and K after the formation of the new union territories.



    A tweet by Press Information Bureau Odisha tweeted a notification issued by ministry of finance late Thursday evening. “....President has been pleased to appoint Girish Chandra Murmu to be the Comptroller &Auditor General....”, the notification said.

    Murmu held the position of secretary in the department of expenditure prior to this. Murmu had resigned from his post as the LG on Wednesday.

    Mehrishi’s term ends this week. CAG is appointed for a term of six year or till the person attains 65 years of age, whichever is earlier. Mehrishi will turn 65 on August 8th.

    Mehrishi, a 1978 retired IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, was appointed CAG in September 2017.
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    2 Comments on this Story

    Yeshwant Pande52 days ago
    Interesting to note that the most top positions are occupied by Gujarat cadres officers. Though authority have a right to appoint officers of their choice how IAS lobby looks at it is the issue. Do they think that let them have positions and credit and blame it comes with it ?
    M. G. Desai52 days ago
    CAG is a post earmarked for someone from the Indian Audit and Accounts Service. It is wrong to appoint an IAS officer to that post.
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