Government To Create Additional Post Of Deputy CAG
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photographer Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg) 

Government To Create Additional Post Of Deputy CAG


The government has decided to create an additional post of Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General, which will oversee coordination of audits of states as well as telecommunication.

The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.

"The Union Cabinet...has given its approval to create one post of Deputy CAG (Coordination, Communication and Information System) in Pay Level-17 (by abolishing one STS level post) in the Office of CAG of India," an official statement said. The Deputy CAG shall oversee the coordination among state audits, audit of telecommunication and coordinate the various information systems initiatives within the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, it added.

Expenditure on account of creation of this post will be about Rs 21 lakh.

As per CAG's website, currently there are five Deputy CAGs. Their scope of work includes governments accounts, central revenue audit, defence and railways, commercial and reports of central, communications and information systems.

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