New Delhi: Former Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir Girish Chandra Murmu took oath as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) today. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan here in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others.
Murmu who hails from Betonati in Mayurbhanj district in Odisha will hold the post for six years or till he turns 65 whichever comes first and will be responsible for auditing all expenditures of the state and central governments.
He is the first Odia to be appointed as the CAG.
Murmu stepped down as the Jammu and Kashmir’s L-G on Wednesday and was appointed the CAG on Thursday.
He had taken charge as the first L-G of Jammu and Kashmir on October 31, 2019, before which he served as the Expenditure Secretary in the Ministry of Finance.
An IAS officer from the Gujarat cadre, Murmu was also posted in the Home Department in Gujarat and was moved to the Chief Minister’s office as Principal Secretary to Anandiben Patel after Modi took charge as the Prime Minister in the year 2014.