Girish Chandra Murmu has been appointed the Comptroller Auditor Common (CAG) of India, a notification issued by the ministry of finance mentioned on Thursday, a day after he stepped down because the lieutenant-governor of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Murmu has been appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind and he’ll take cost after incumbent Rajiv Mehrishi completes his time period on Friday, the notification mentioned.
Because the CAG, Murmu will likely be accountable for auditing all expenditures of the state and central governments. Murmu will maintain the put up for six years or until he turns 65.
In keeping with the Structure, he can not maintain any authorities workplace following the completion of his tenure as CAG.
Murmu took cost as the primary L-G of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on October 31, 2019, after the erstwhile state was stripped of its particular standing beneath Article 370 by the central authorities on August 5 final 12 months, and cut up into two Union territories — J&Okay and Ladakh.
Earlier than his posting in J&Okay, Murmu served because the expenditure secretary within the Union finance ministry.
Former Union minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Occasion chief from Uttar Pradesh Manoj Sinha was named as Murmu’s substitute as the brand new L-G of J&Okay on Thursday.