Shashi Kant Sharma: New Comptroller & Auditor General of India


  • On 21st May 2013 the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee appointed Shashi Kant Sharma as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in terms of Article 148 (1) of the Constitution of India.
  • The 62-year-old Sharma administered the oath of office by President on 23rd May, 2013.
  • He replaced Vinod Rai who retired on 22nd May after holding the post for five-and-half year tenure.
  • Mr. Sharma was the secretary in the Ministry of Defence from 14 July 2011 to 22 May 2013.
  • He is the 1976 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre & holds a masters degree in political science from the University of York.
  • Like Mr. Rai, Mr. Sharma too has served as Secretary in the Department of Financial Services.
  • It is to be noted that the CAG is appointed for a term of six years or till the incumbent attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.


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