Comptroller and Auditor General of India CAG – GK Notes

In India, Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is the senior civil servant who examine and improve the government accountability and present the report to the parliament.

Comptroller and Auditor General of India UPSC SSC

Shri Girish Chandra Murmu is the Comptroller and Auditor General of India since 8th August 2020.

Appointments of CAG: Under Article 148 of the Indian Constitution, the prime minister nominate and the President appoints the Auditor General of India. The Auditor General of India will audit the accounts of the Center, the States, as well as other authorities and submit them to Parliament.

Terms of Office of CAG: The term of office of the Comptroller and Auditor General is 6 years or 65 years of age. However, he can submit his resignation letter to the President before the end of his term. He may also be removed by impeachment proceedings.

Salary of CAG: According to the constitution, the salaries and allowances of the Comptroller and Auditor General are determined by Parliament. His salary and allowances are determined from the consolated funds of India. At present (2021), the salaries of the comptroller and auditor general of India are approximately ₹250,000 (US$3,500) per month.

GK NameComptroller and Auditor General
Established1858
Referring ArticleArticle 148 of COI
Term6 yrs / up to 65 yrs of age (whichever is earlier)
Salary ₹250,000 / month
Nominator/AppointerThe President of India
Official Websitewww.cag.gov.in

Functions of CAG:

The basic function of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India are as follows:

  • At present, the main function of the Comptroller and Auditor General is to play the role of Auditor.
  • He is responsible for examining the expenditure of the government and the sanctioned money in the specific sector and for other purposes.
  • He examines the annual accounts and submits a report on the matter.
  • The President will decide how the accounts will be preserved on the advice of the comptroller and Auditor General.
  • The Comptroller and Auditor General can prepare and examine the expenditure accounts of the Central Government and the State Governments.
  • He also submits a report on the expenditure of the state government to the Governor. He also examines the accounts of government companies and government-aided agencies.

Common GK on CAG:

  • Article 148 of the Indian Constitution deals with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
  • The Comptroller and Auditor General is the head of theIndian Audit and Accounts Services.
  • The Comptroller and Auditor General is the guardian of the finances of India. Its job is to monitor all the expenditure, income, and all kinds of accounts of the Center and the State government.
No.CAGTenure
1V. Narahari Rao1948 – 1954
2A. K. Chanda1954 – 1960
3A. K. Roy1960 – 1966
4S. Ranganathan1966 – 1972
5A. Bakshi1972 – 1978
6Gian Prakash1978 – 1984
7T. N. Chaturvedi1984 – 1990
8C. G. Somiah1990 – 1996
9V. K. Shunglu1996 – 2002
10V. N. Kaul2002 – 2008
11Vinod Rai2008 – 2013
12Shashi Kant Sharma2013 – 2017
13Rajiv Mehrishi2017 – 2020
14G. C. Murmu2020 – present
List of Comptroller and Auditor General of India

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