Days after resigning as Lt Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Girish Chandra Murmu has assumed office as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India here following a presidential order.
An Indian Administrative Service official of the Gujrat cadre (1985 batch), Murmu succeeds Rajiv Mehrishi, who demitted office on Friday. Murmu was the first Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir.
President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy to Murmu at a function in the Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning.
Before moving to J&K, Murmu served as joint secretary in the Department of Expenditure, Additional Secretary in the Department of Financial Services and Department of Revenue and then as special secretary before serving as full-fledged secretary of the Department of Expenditure.
Before his tenure in Delhi, Murmu has served on important assignments in the state government of Gujrat. He has wide experience in administrative, economic and infrastructure fields.
Murmu has worked as the principal secretary of the state during PM Modi's tenure as chief minister of Gujarat.
Murmu's association with Prime Minister Narendra Modi goes back to several years when PM Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat. GC Murmu then served in the Home department of Gujarat and later served as Modi's principal secretary in the state.
Murmu was also in charge as additional secretary in the finance ministry taking care of the Goods and Services Tax regime when PM Modi was ushering in the indirect tax reforms.