Girish Chandra Murmu appointed as the new CAG

Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Girish Chandra Murmu has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.

He took over the new responsibilities right after resigning as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, where he has been replaced by Manoj Sinha.

Murmu will be replacing Rajiv Mehrishi, a 1978 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, as the CAG.

A 1985 batch IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre, Murmu was principal secretary to Narendra Modi when he was chief minister of Gujarat. He became the first Lt governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Murmu was in October of last year appointed as the first Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir after it was made an union territory.