GC Murmu sworn in as CAG

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    President Ram Nath Kovind swears in GC Murmu as the CAG. (Image credits: @rashtrapatibhvn)

    New Delhi (NVI): Former Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor (L-G), Girish Chandra Murmu, today took charge as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).

    The oath was administered by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others.

    GC Murmu, a 1985-batch IAS officer (retired) of Gujarat cadre, will have a tenure up to November 20, 2024, according to a statement released by Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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

    He is now appointed as the 14th CAG replacing Rajiv Mehrishi, whose tenure is completing this week.

    As the CAG, Murmu will be responsible for auditing all expenditures of the state and central governments.