Murmu assumes charge as CAG chief

President Ramnath Kovind is seen administering the oath of office and secrecy to the new CAG chief Murmu in Rashtrapathi Bhavan today

Girish Chandra Murmu assumed office as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India here today. He belongs to 1985 back of Indian Administrative Service of Gujrat cadre. Murmu succeeds Rajiv Mehrishi, who demitted office on Friday. Prior to this, Murmu was the first Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir.

President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy to Murmu at a function in the Rashtrapati Bhavan today. 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.

Before moving to J&K, Murmu 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. Earlier, Murmu has served on important assignments in the State Government of Gujrat. He has wide experience in administrative, economic and infrastructure fields.