Former home secy Rajiv Mehrishi is new CAG

Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi assumed the office of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India on Monday. He succeeded Shashi Kant Sharma, who demitted office on Friday, officials said.

President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mehrishi (62) at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan. According to the officials, Mehrishi’s appointment was recently cleared by the government. Mehrishi, a 1978 batch (retired) Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Rajasthan cadre, completed his two-year fixed term as the home secretary last month.

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