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Comptroller and Auditor General of India: Comptroller and auditor general of India
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India is an authority, established by Article 148 of the Constitution of India, which audits all receipts and expenditure of the Government of India and the state governments, including those of bodies and authorities substantially financed by the government. The CAG is also the external auditor of Government-owned corporations and conducts supplementary audit of government companies, i.e., any non-banking company in which Union Government has an equity share of at least 51 per cent or subsidiary companies of existing government companies. The reports of the CAG are laid in Parliament/Legislatures and taken into consideration by the Public Accounts Committees (PACs) and Committees on Public Undertakings (COPUs), which are special committees in the Parliament of India and the state legislatures. The CAG is also the head of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the affairs of which are managed by officers of Indian Audit and Accounts Service, and has 43,576 employees across the country.

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A CAG report on vaccines? Nandan Nilekani's words of caution [Video]

A CAG report on vaccines? Nandan Nilekani's words of caution

In the latest episode of On The Record, Hindustan Times’ Sunetra Choudhury speaks with co-founder of Infosys and former chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India, Nandan Nilekani. Nilekani..

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Watch: GC Murmu takes charge as CAG of India [Video]

Watch: GC Murmu takes charge as CAG of India

GC Murmu took charge as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India on August 08. GC Murmu paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and BR Ambedkar at CAG office. He had stepped down as the Lieutenant..

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Watch: GC Murmu takes oath as new CAG [Video]

Watch: GC Murmu takes oath as new CAG

President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to GC Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan. GC Murmu has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). Murmu stepped down as the..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 03:08Published
Watch: Manoj Sinha takes oath as new L-G of Jammu and Kashmir [Video]

Watch: Manoj Sinha takes oath as new L-G of Jammu and Kashmir

Former Union minister Manoj Sinha was on Friday was sworn in as the new lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir, the first political leader to take charge of the union territory. The 61-year-old, who..

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VVIP chopper case: CBI seeks sanction to prosecute former defence secretary Shashi Kant Sharma

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CAG drops audit of Rafale offset deal: Source

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Comptroller and Auditor General calls on PM Modi

Comptroller and Auditor General of India Girish Chandra Murmu called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. Murmu, former Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, was sworn in as the CAG on..
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‘No shortage of winter clothes for soldiers in high altitudes’

The PAC is examining the CAG report that flagged inadequate reserves of specialised winter gear and other equipment, during an audit done from 2015-16 to 2017-18.
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G C Murmu replaces Mehrishi as CAG

Former J&K lieutenant governor G C Murmu, a 1985 batch IAS officer, was appointed the Comptroller and Auditor General on Thursday. ​​He will succeed Rajiv Mehrishi, who is retiring on Friday. A..
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Centre appoints GC Murmu as new CAG


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

The tenure of incumbent CAG Rajiv Mehrishi is set to retire on August 8. Murmu is likely to assume charge the next day.
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Former J&K lieutenant governor G C Murmu appointed new CAG

Former Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor Girish Chandra Murmu has been appointed the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, IANS said in a late night report on Wednesday.
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CAG audit on 'profit & loss' of natural resources to start soon


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CAG is an enabler of Babasaheb's vision: Venkaiah Naidu at statue unveiling event

"Babasaheb Dr B R Ambedkar was a multi-faceted genius and builder of modern India. The nation will be ever grateful to him for his stellar contribution in drafting the Constitution and for guiding the..
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CAG takes up audit of Ayushman Bharat

The Comptroller and Auditor General has taken up audit of the government’s flagship health scheme Ayushman Bharat that promises to provide health cover to the poor and vulnerable population. The..
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CAG audits govt's health infrastructure, report by Monsoon session


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Modi govt ignoring needs of soldiers: NCP on CAG report

Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik made the remarks after a CAG report pulled up the government for delay in procurement of special clothing, equipment, snow goggles and multi-purpose boots that are..
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CAG report 'a little outdated', every jawan who goes to Siachen gets personal clothing worth approx. Rs 1 lakh: Army chief Naravane

Army chief General MM Naravane on Tuesday said the report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) tabled in parliament on Monday regarding condition of troops in high altitude areas was "a little..
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CAG flags lack of rations, gear for soldiers in Siachen, Ladakh

There are huge shortages and grossly inadequate reserves of specialised winter clothing, snow goggles, multi-purpose boots and other equipment for Army troops deployed in high-altitude areas like..
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Response to Railways' 'Give it Up' scheme 'not encouraging': CAG report


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PM Modi asks CAG to develop innovative methods to check fraud in govt departments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked auditor CAG to develop technical tools to check fraud in government departments and play a role in making India a 5 trillion economy. He was addressing a..
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CAG to tap AIIMS, IITs for report card of govt schemes

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CAG to table Rafale deal report in winter session

The CAG has completed its audit of the offset deal in the Rafale fighter contract with France and is likely to table its report in the winter session of Parliament. The deal had caused controversy when..
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Why does CBI do a good job when there are no political overtones, asks CJI

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Tuesday said that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should be given statutory status equivalent to that provided to the Comptroller and Auditor General..
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Maharashtra govt under fire for graft in agriculture sector

As per CAG's report for the year ended March 2018, the seed which was not notified for the state was distributed to the farmers, resulting in lesser yields.
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Mumbai rains: Comptroller and Auditor General of India exposes lack of preparedness by BMC

The timing of the CAG report, which was tabled on Tuesday in the state legislature, coincides with the heavy rains that lashed Mumbai for the fifth consecutive day, disrupting air, train and road..
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What ails Mumbai's flood management system? CAG report provides answers

Mumbai reportedly received the highest rainfall in a decade on Monday with 550 mm average rainfall of the entire month of June exceeding in the previous 48 hours. Is city's flood management system..
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