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Consider the following statements about the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

1. The office of the Comptroller and Auditor General in the Constitution of India is substantially modeled upon that of the Auditor-General of India Act, 1935.

2. The Comptroller and Auditor General may be removed only on an address from both Houses of Parliament on the grounds of 'proved misbehavior' or 'incapacity'.

3. The term of office of the Comptroller and Auditor General shall be five years from the date on which he assumes office.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


1. 1 only
2. 1, 2 and 3
3. 2 and 3 only
4. 1 and 2 only

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : 1 and 2 only

The correct answer is 1 and 2 only.

  • The Comptroller and Auditor General of India
    • The Comptroller and Auditor General of India appointed by the President, under Articles 148-151.
    • The Comptroller and Auditor General can be removed of proved misbehavior or incapacity.
    • His salary and conditions of service are laid down by Parliament and cannot be varied to his disadvantage during his term of office.
    • The term of office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is 6 years or 65 years of age(whichever is earlier) from the date on which he assumes office.
    • He is not eligible for further office under the Government of India.
    • He can resign by writing under his hand, addressed to the President of India.
    • His salary is equal to that of a Judge of the Supreme Court.
    • The Salaries, etc. of the Comptroller and Auditor General and his staff and the administrative expenses of his office are charged upon the Consolidated Fund of India and thus non-votable.
  • The function of CAG is to uphold the Constitution of India and the laws of Parliament in the field of financial administration.
  • Corporations that are audited totally and directly by the CAG are Damodar Valley Corporation, Oil and Natural Gas Commission, Air India, Indian Airlines Corporation, and others.

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