Rajiv Mehrishi takes charge as new CAG

 

Shri Rajiv Mehrishi was sworn in as the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He took and subscribed to the oath of office before the President. Shri Rajiv Mehrishi will have a tenure till August 7, 2020.

Mehrishi is a 1978 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan Cadre. Mehrishi, 62, retired after completing two terms as the Home Secretary in 2017.

The CAG is appointed for a term of six years or till the incumbent attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.

Mehrishi succeeds Shashi Kant Sharma who was the defence secretary, prior to his appointment in 2013.