Day after he resigned as J&K LG, GC Murmu appointed next CAG

Murmu will replace the incumbent Rajiv Mehrishi, who is scheduled to complete his term this week.

NEW DELHI: A day after he resigned as the first Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Girish Chandra Murmu on Thursday was appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Murmu will replace the incumbent Rajiv Mehrishi, who is scheduled to complete his term this week.

Earlier in the day, President Ram Nath Kovind accepted Murmu's resignation and former union minister and senior BJP leader from Uttar Pradesh Manoj Sinha was appointed in his place.

Murmu took oath as the first Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir on October 31, 2019 when J&K was officially bifurcated into two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Before being appointed L-G, Murmu was the Expenditure Secretary in the Union Ministry of Finance, and had drafted the development package announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2015.

 

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