Former Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor Girish Chandra Murmu has been appointed the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, IANS said in a late night report on Wednesday.
The decision came exactly a year after the Central government reorganised Jammu and Kashmir, bifurcating it into two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
Former Union minister Manoj Sinha has been appointed lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir.
Murmu will be replacing Rajiv Mehrishi, a 1978 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, as the CAG.
A 1985 batch IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre, Murmu was principal secretary to Narendra Modi when he was chief minister of Gujarat. He became the first Lt governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.