Former Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor GC Murmu appointed new Comptroller and Auditor General CAG
Former Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu was on Thursday appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). He replaced Rajiv Mehrishi, a 1978 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, as the CAG.
Murmu had resigned on August 5 from his post as Lieutenant Governor of the union territory. The decision came exactly a year after the Central government reorganised Jammu and Kashmir, bifurcating it into two UTs of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
A 1985 batch IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre, Murmu was Principal Secretary to Narendra Modi when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat. 60-year-old Murmu had on October 29, 2019, taken over as the first Lt Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir.