Retired IAS Rajiv Mehrishi sworn in as new CAG of India - RNews1 Network

Retired IAS Rajiv Mehrishi sworn in as new CAG of India

New Delhi, Retired Indian Administrative Service , IAS officer, Rajasthan cadre IAS, Rajiv Mehrishi, Rajiv Mehrishi sworn in CAG, Comptroller and Auditor-General of India, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Shashi Kant Sharma
New Delhi : Retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of 1978 batch belonging to Rajasthan cadre, Rajiv Mehrishi was sworn in as the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India on Monday, at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He took and subscribed to the oath of office before the President. Mehrishi took over from Shashi Kant Sharma, who has retired today.

The 62-year-old retired IAS and also Former home secretary, Rajiv Mehrishi will have a tenure till August 7th of year 2020. As per laid out norms, the CAG is appointed for a term of six years or till the incumbent attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. He has completed his two-year fixed term as the home secretary last month.

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.

Mehrishi, who hails from Rajasthan, holds Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK). He also possess Master of Arts (MA) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees from Delhi University.

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 economic affairs secretary and chief secretary of Rajasthan. Mehrishi has also worked as secretary in departments of chemicals and fertilisers, and Overseas Indian Affairs.

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