News in Brief

International Journal of Government Auditing – Winter 2018

India

NEW COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL OF INDIA APPOINTED

 

Photo: Mr. Rajiv Mehrishi

On his appointment by the President of India, Mr. Rajiv Mehrishi took oath as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on September 25, 2017.

Mr. Mehrishi has rich and diverse public service experience spanning nearly four decades in senior positions in finance, administration and public policy. His immediate previous position was as Home Secretary for the Government of India. Prior to that, he held key Government of India positions, including Finance Secretary, Secretary (Fertilizers) and Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs.

As Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Mr. Mehrishi succeeds Mr. Shashi Kant Sharma as Chair of the United Nations Board of Auditors (UNBOA), Chair of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Knowledge Sharing Committee (KSC), Chair of the Working Group on Information Technology Audit (WGITA), Chair of the Compliance Audit Subcommittee, and Chair of the Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) Journal Board of Editors.