Odia stalwarts at the top, GC Murmu appoints as CAG India

After Shaktikant Das as RBI Governer, another Odia stalwart and recently resigned Lt. Governor of J&K G C Murmu appoints as 14th Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG).

Murmu, a Gujarat cadre 1985 batch IAS officer came to limelight, shortly after Narendra Modi became the CM of Gujarat in 2001. Murmu was the Relief Commissioner. Shortly afterward he became Commissioner, Mines and Minerals, and thereafter Managing Director, Gujarat Maritime Board. And then in 2004, he became the joint secretary of Home Department, which was headed by Amit Shah and rose to the principal secretary to then CM Narendra Modi.

In October 2019, he became the 1st Lt. Governor of J&K, after it became a new Union Territory. From which he resigned on 5th August and became the CAG on Thursday replacing Rajiv Mehrishi.

CAG Murmu, hails from a small town called Betnoti, in tribal-dominated Mayurbhanj district. One of their brothers, Sirish is a chief general manager in Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai while another, Siba Shankar, is an Indian railway service officer currently posted in Mysore. Manoj is a state government employee. The two other brothers, Dilip and Sarat, are into farming, Manoj said.

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