Government has appointed Girish Chandra Murmu as new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India. He will change Rajiv Mehrishi who superannuated on Thursday.

Murmu bought in a headline final October when he was appointed first Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir. However, on the primary anniversary of abrogation of Article 370, he resigned and now been given cost of one other constitutional authority. He will primarily be entrusted with the accountability to audit the accounts and associated actions of the three tiers of Government – Federal, Provincial and Local; the State-owned public sector business enterprises; and autonomous our bodies financed by the Federal and Provincial Governments. His experiences are laid earlier than the Parliament and Legislatures of the Provinces. CAG experiences are laid within the Parliament and State assemblies.

Murmu is 1985 batch Indian Administrative Service Officer (IAS) of Gujarat cadre. Born in 1959, he opted voluntary retirement from the put up of Expenditure Secretary final 12 months. A post-graduate in Political Science, Murmu was instrumental in getting ready financial package deal in 2015, introduced by the Prime Minister. During April 2008 to August, he served as Additional Principal Secretary to then Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi. Later when Anandi Ben Patel grew to become CM after Modi elevated to the Prime Ministre, Murmu grew to become Principal Secretary to CM.

A person of few phrases, Murmu bought a giant activity on the expenditure administration entrance, when the financial system was slowing down, and there have been many allegations concerning the delay of funds. Murmu used to take a each day assembly with officers of the Finance Ministry and different Ministries and tried to sort-out the issue. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, herself, acknowledged his effort on the general public discussion board.