J&K Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu Resigns, Say Sources

The Comptroller and Auditor Basic is a constitutional put up and can’t be left vacant (File)

New Delhi:

GC Murmu, the Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu Kashmir, is the front-runner for the put up of the nation’s new auditor, NDTV has learnt. Sources stated Mr Murmu has already resigned his put up in Jammu and Kashmir and a hunt is on for his successor. The put up of the Comptroller Auditor Basic, in the meantime, is predicted to fall vacant shortly as incumbent Rajiv Mehrishi turns 65. The Comptroller and Auditor Basic is a constitutional put up and can’t be left vacant.

“Rajiv Mehrishi is popping 65 on August 8. That’s the reason the federal government is in a rush to search for a alternative,” a senior bureaucrat within the Cupboard secretariat informed NDTV.

Mr Murmu has labored with Narendra Modi when he was the Gujarat Chief Minister, the official stated. Quickly after Mr Modi grew to become the Prime Minister, Mr Murmu was transferred to Delhi to affix the Union Finance Ministry. He grew to become a part of the expenditure division as a joint-secretary.

He was to retire on November 30 final 12 months. However earlier than that, he was appointed the primary Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu and Kashmir after the state was bifurcated into two union territories.

Delhi can be on the lookout for somebody to exchange Mr Murmu in Jammu and Kashmir.

“It relies upon how Delhi needs to proceed,” an official stated. “If it needs political exercise to begin, they should appoint somebody who can join with politicians and political events there,” stated a retired bureaucrat who served within the Cupboard Secretariat.

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