India’s Comptroller and Auditor General GC Murmu was on Friday chosen as the external auditor of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a prestigious institution that promotes peaceful use of nuclear power.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) mentioned his candidature received majority assistance of the IAEA common conference and his tenure will be for six years, from 2022 to 2027.
“Today, India’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has been selected as the next external auditor of the International Atomic Energy Agency for a six-year term at the General Conference of the IAEA in Vienna,” the MEA mentioned.
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“The CAG’s bid received majority support of the IAEA General Conference for the position for which several competing bids were submitted from different countries,” it mentioned in a statement.
The MEA mentioned the election is a “recognition” of India’s standing in the international neighborhood and international acknowledgement of the CAG’s credentials, professionalism and knowledge.
Mr Murmu assumed workplace as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on August 8 last year. Before assuming the charge, he served as the very first Lt Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Mr Murmu also served in a variety of capacities in the Government of India, such as secretary of the division of expenditure, unique and more secretary in the division of economic services and division of income.