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The Comptroller and Auditor - General of India can be removed from his office in like manner as
1. Speaker of Lok Sabha
2. Attorney General of India
3. Judge of the Supreme Court
4. Chairman of Union Public Service Commission

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Judge of the Supreme Court

The correct answer is Judge of the Supreme Court.

  • The Comptroller and Auditor - General of India can be removed from his office in like manner as Judge of the Supreme Court.

  • Removal of the Comptroller and Auditor - General of India 
    • Comptroller and Auditor General of India is the apex authority responsible for external and internal audits of the expenses of the National and state governments.
    • It is popularly known as the CAG of India. 
    • ​CAG can be removed by the President only in accordance with the procedure mentioned in the Constitution that is the manner the same as the removal of a Supreme Court Judge.
    • He is ineligible to hold any office, either under the Government of India or of any state, once he retires/ resigns as a CAG.

  • Powers of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India
    • Article 148: of the Constitution of India establishes the authority of this office. 
    • Article 149: Duties and Powers of the Comptroller and Auditor General.
    • Article 150: Form of Accounts of the Union of India and the States.
    • Article 151: To report to the President or to the Governors of the States on the accounts of the Union or State. 
  • Shri Girish Chandra Murmu assumed office as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on 8th August 2020.
  • Prior to this, Shri Murmu was the first Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. 

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