GC Murmu, who resigned as Lieutenant Governor of Jammu Kashmir, has been appointed as the country's new auditor general. Murmu had resigned from his post on Wednesday and Manoj Sinha was appointed as his successor.
The post of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) was expected to fall vacant this week as incumbent Rajiv Mehrishi turns 65. The Comptroller and Auditor General is a constitutional post and cannot be left vacant.
Murmu, a 1985-batch Gujarat cadre officer, worked with Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was the Gujarat Chief Minister, the official said. After Mr Modi became the Prime Minister, the officer joined the Union Finance Ministry. He became part of the expenditure department as a joint secretary.