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Who assumed office as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on 8th August 2020?
1. Girish Chandra Murmu
2. Rajiv Mehrishi
3. Shashi Kant Sharma
4. Vinod Rai

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Girish Chandra Murmu

The correct answer is Girish Chandra Murmu.

  • The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) is mentioned in the Constitution of India under Article 148 to 151 under Part V.
  • He is the head of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department.
  • He is the guardian of the public purse and controls the entire financial system of the country at both the center and state levels.
  • His duty is to uphold the Constitution of India and the laws of Parliament in the field of financial administration.
  • The CAG is appointed by the President of India by a warrant under his hand and seal.
  • He holds office for a period of six years or up to the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.​

List of CAG 

CAG Term
V. Narahari Rao 1948 - 1954
A. K. Chanda 1954 - 1960
A. K. Roy 1960 - 1966
S. Ranganathan 1966 - 1972
A. Bakshi 1972 - 1978
Gian Prakash 1978 - 1984
T. N. Chaturvedi 1984 - 1990
C. G. Somiah 1990 - 1996
V. K. Shunglu 1996 - 2002
V. N. Kaul 2002 - 2008
Vinod Rai 2008 - 2013
Shashi Kant Sharma 2013 - 2017
Rajiv Mehrishi 2017 to 2020
Girish Chandra Murmu 2020 to till date

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