The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved creation of one post of Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General (Coordination, Communication and Information System). The Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General will be mandated to oversee coordination among State Audits, audit of telecommunication and coordinate the various Information Systems (IS) initiatives within the Indian Audit & Accounts Department (IA&AD).Expenditure on account of creation of this post will be about Rs.21 Lakh , says an official release .Incidentally, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India is an constitutional authority authorized to audit all receipts and expenditure of the Government of India and the state governments, including those of bodies and authorities substantially financed by the government. The Comptroller and Auditor-General of India is appointed by the President of India on the recommendation by the Prime Minister. He enjoys the status of a Supreme Court Judge and can remain in office for six years or till the attainment of 65 years. CAG makes an oath or affirmation before the President after his or her appointment. The CAG can be removed only on an address from both Houses of Parliament on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity (image courtesy to cag.gov.in).
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