Former J&K Lt Governor Girish Chandra Murmu Appointed New CAG Of India

Former J&K Lt Governor Girish Chandra Murmu Appointed New CAG Of IndiaGirish Chandra Murmu (Credits: The Hindu)

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

The decision came exactly a year after the Central government reorganised Jammu and Kashmir, bifurcating it into two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

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 & Kashmir.

Former union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Manoj Sinha will replace Murmu as the new Lieutenant Governor of J&K.

Sinha was a minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government between 2014 and 2019 and has handled key ministries like Telecom and Railways.

He was BHU student union president leader and has won Lok Sabha elections twice from Ghazipur in eastern UP. He, however, lost the 2019 polls.

With IANS Inputs