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Day after he resigned as J&K L-G, GC Murmu appointed next CAG

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Girish Chandra Murmu was named as the next Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on Thursday, a day after he resigned as the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.

Rajiv Mehrishi, the current CAG, completes his term on Friday.

A former IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre, Murmu had taken charge as J&K L-G on October 25 last year, a month before his retirement as Expenditure Secretary in the Finance Ministry.

Murmu had first moved to the Centre as Joint Secretary in the Expenditure Department in April 2015, moving on to become Additional Secretary. Between June 2016 and December 2017, he had served as Additional Secretary in the Department of Financial Services, and was involved in the implementation of the Indradhanush plan for public sector banks. Murmu then worked in the Revenue Department as Additional Secretary, becoming Special Secretary in May 2018. In March 2019, he was appointed as Secretary, Department of Expenditure.

Read| One year of Aug 5: J&K L-G exits after talk of polls and 4G

Murmu’s resignation as L-G followed his recent remarks regarding elections and restoration of 4G Internet services in the Union territory, which were seen as contrary to the Centre's position.

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