GC Murmu takes over as Comptroller & Auditor General of India

New Delhi: Girish Chandra Murmu assumed office as the 14th Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) of India on Saturday. GC Murmu is a 1985-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Gujarat cadre. Prior to this, Murmu was serving as Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir. With his new assignment, Murmu has succeeded Rajiv Mehrishi, who demitted office on August 6. He is the first Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir.

President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy to GC Murmu at a function in the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday Morning. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, outgoing CAG Rajiv Mehrishi, were among the dignitaries present at the occasion.

After the oath ceremony, Murmu came to the CAG office, where he was welcomed by the senior officers of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department. He then offered floral tributes at the statues of Mahatma Gandhi and B R Ambedkar at the CAG office, said a press release from the Ministry of Finance.

Before moving to Jammu & Kashmir, Murmu had served as Joint Secretary in the Department of Expenditure, Additional Secretary in the Department of Financial Services and Department of Revenue and then Special Secretary before serving as full-fledged Secretary of the Department of Expenditure. Before his tenure in Delhi, Murmu has served on important assignments in the State Government of Gujrat. He has wide experience in administrative, economic and infrastructure fields.

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