CAG Murmu becomes external auditor of IAEA
India's Comptroller and Auditor General G C Murmu was on 24 September 2021 selected as the external auditor of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a prestigious institution that promotes peaceful use of nuclear energy.
- The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said his candidature received majority support of the IAEA general conference and his tenure will be for six years, from 2022 to 2027.
- The election is a "recognition" of India's standing in the international community and global acknowledgement of the CAG's credentials, professionalism and experience.
- Murmu assumed office as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on 8 August 2020.
- Before assuming the charge, he served as the first Lt Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), autonomous intergovernmental organization dedicated to increasing the contribution of atomic energy to the world’s peace and well-being and ensuring that agency assistance is not used for military purposes.
- The agency was established by representatives of more than 80 countries in October 1956.
- The IAEA’s statute officially came into force on 29 July 1957.