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Rajiv Mehrishi is the New CAG

NEW DELHI: Former Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi today took over as the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India (CAG) on Monday.

Mr Mehrishi took the oath of office during a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mr. Mehrishi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the dignitaries present on the occasion. 

Rajiv Mehrishi will have a tenure till August 7, 2020.

Mr. Mehrishi belongs to 1978 batch of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) of Rajasthan cadre. He completed his two- year fixed term as the Union Home Secretary last month. He will have a tenure of three years as the CAG who is the top auditor of the Union Government. CAG reports are presented before Parliament. 

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