G.C. Murmu becomes new Comptroller and Auditor General of India

Former Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India. He is the 14th CAG of India. He will assume office on 8 August 2020. He will replace Rajiv Mehrishi, a 1978 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, as the CAG.

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Murmu, a 1985 batch IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre, was the first Lt Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir. He was Principal Secretary to Narendra Modi when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • CAG Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • CAG Founded: 1858.

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