CAG Current Affairs - 2020

G C Murmu takes oath as Comptroller Auditor General

On August 8, 2020, the former Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Jammu and Kashmir Girish Chandra Murmu took oath as Comptroller and Auditor General of India. He is the first tribal to take oath as CAG of India. The oath was administered by the President Ram Nath Kovind. Highlights G C Murmu was a 1985 batch Read More…

Cabinet: Ordinance to cut salary of PM and MPs by 30% approved

On April 6, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved to cut the salary of Prime Minister and other MPs by 30%. Apart from them, the salaries of president, governor and vice president are also to be cut Highlights The amount cut from the members are to go to consolidated fund of India. The Cabinet has also Read More…

CAG Report: 40% of Environment Related Crimes in India are from Rajasthan

On March 6, 2020, the Comptroller and Auditor General tabled the report for the year that ended on 31st March 2018 (2017-18). The report was tabled in the assembly. According to the report, between 2014 and 2016, 40% of environmental crimes in India were from Rajasthan. Key Findings of the Report The report pointed out Read More…

Why India needs watch-dog for Fiscal Discipline?

The Chairman of the Fifteenth Finance Commission N K Singh has pitched for a fiscal council to enforce fiscal rules and better manage public debt. Why Fiscal Council? For state government liabilities, Article 293 (3) provides a constitutional check over borrowings. But there are no such restrictions on the Centre Hence there is a need Read More…

CAG Rajiv Mehrishi appointed as Vice-Chair of UN Panel of Auditors      

Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Rajiv Mehrishi was elected as Vice-Chair of United Nations (UN) Panel of Auditors at its annual meeting held in New York. In this meeting CAG of UK was also appointed as Chair of Panel for another term (2019). The meeting discussed various issues concerning audit of United Nations and the Read More…