Outdated Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi took over because the Comptroller and Auditor Classic (CAG) of India on Monday.
Mr. Mehrishi succeeded Shashi Kant Sharma, who demitted space of enterprise on September 22, officials stated.
President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of space of enterprise and secrecy to Mr. Mehrishi (62) at a objective in Rashtrapati Bhavan, which became attended by Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu and High Minister Narendra Modi among other dignitaries, they stated.
According to the officials, Mr. Mehrishi’s appointment became no longer too long ago cleared by the government.
Mr. Mehrishi, a 1978 batch (retired) Indian Administrative Carrier (IAS) officer of Rajasthan cadre, done his two-three hundred and sixty five days mounted period of time because the Home Secretary closing month.
Mr. Sharma had taken over because the CAG on May perchance perchance perchance 23, 2013. He became Defence Secretary earlier than his appointment because the CAG.
Mr. Mehrishi can enjoy a tenure of about three years.
The CAG is appointed for a period of time of six years or till the incumbent attains the age of Sixty 5 years, whichever is earlier.
As a constitutional functionary, the CAG is basically entrusted with the responsibility of auditing the accounts of the Union govt and of the Advise governments.
CAG reviews are laid earlier than Parliament and legislatures of the States.
Mr. Mehrishi, who hails from Rajasthan, holds Grasp of Substitute Administration level from the College of Strathclyde, Glasgow (U.Okay.).
He additionally holds Grasp of Arts (M.A.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees from Delhi College.
Mr. Mehrishi has held several posts in both his Advise cadre Rajasthan and within the Centre.
Earlier than his appointment because the Home Secretary, he worked as Financial Affairs Secretary and Chief Secretary of Rajasthan.
Mr. Mehrishi has additionally worked as Secretary in departments of chemical substances and fertilisers, and Out of the country Indian Affairs.