Rajiv Mehrishi takes over as India's CAG

Q.  Who took over as CAG of India on 25th September 2017?
- Published on 26 Sep 17

a. Rajiv Singh
b. Shashi Kant Sharma
c. Rajiv Mehrishi
d. Naveen Kumar

ANSWER: Rajiv Mehrishi
Rajiv Mehrishi takes over as IndiaFormer Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi took over as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India on 25th Sept 2017.

Mr. Mehrishi succeeds Shashi Kant Sharma, who demitted office on September 22, officials said.

President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mr. Mehrishi (62) at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan that was attended by Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi among other dignitaries.

Mr. Mehrishi, a 1978 batch (retired) IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, completed his two-year fixed term as Home Secretary last month.

Mr. Sharma took over as the CAG on May 23, 2013. He was Defence Secretary prior to this appointment.

Mr. Mehrishi will have a tenure of about three years.

The CAG is appointed for a term of six years or till the incumbent attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.

As a constitutional functionary, the CAG is primarily entrusted with the responsibility of auditing the accounts of the Union government and of the State governments.

CAG reports are laid before Parliament and legislatures of the States.

Rajiv Mehrishi: Know More
  • Mr. Mehrishi, who hails from Rajasthan, holds an MBA degree from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (U.K.).
  • He holds Master of Arts (M.A.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees from THE Delhi University.
  • Mr. Mehrishi has held several posts in both his State cadre Rajasthan and in the Centre.
  • Before his appointment as the Home Secretary, he worked as the Economic Affairs Secretary and Chief Secretary of Rajasthan.
  • Mr. Mehrishi has also worked as Secretary in Departments of Chemicals and Fertilisers, and Overseas Indian Affairs

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