Former Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor GC Murmu has been appointed the brand new Comptroller Auditor Common of India (CAG) by the President of India, introduced a notification launched by the finance ministry on Thursday evening. Murmu will change Rajiv Mehrishi, who is ready to retire from the important thing constitutional submit on August 8.
“By advantage of the facility vested in him by clause 1 of article 148 of the Structure of India, the President has been happy to nominate Shri Girish Chandra Murmu to be the Comptroller and Auditor Common of India with impact from the date he assumes cost of his workplace,” the finance ministry notification signed by joint secretary Rajiv Kumar Mishra mentioned.
Rajiv Mehrshi was appointed India’s high public auditor in 2017 after his retirement from the civil companies. Mehrishi – a former IAS officer of the 1978 batch – has beforehand been India’s finance secretary and residential secretary.
Murmu had assumed the cost of Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor on 31 October, after the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir acquired official recognition as a Union Territory.
Murmu was the expenditure secretary within the Union finance ministry when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and House Minister Amit Shah determined to raise him to the brand new Union Territory’s Raj Bhawan. Murmu had then resigned from the IAS a month earlier than his retirement in November-end 2019.
Murmu, who is claimed to have the belief of PM Modi and Shah, had labored with them in Gujarat when he was posted within the house division. After PM Modi got here to Delhi in 2014, Murmu moved to the Gujarat chief minister’s workplace as principal secretary to Anandiben Patel who had succeeded Modi within the state. He joined the central authorities lower than a yr later as a joint secretary within the finance ministry.