Girish Chandra Murmu, Has been elected as external auditor of the Inter parliamentary Union (IPU), Geneva
Comptroller and Auditor General of India Girish Chandra Murmu, Has been elected as external auditor of the Inter parliamentary Union (IPU), Geneva for a three-year term.
Murmu the 14th CAG, will assume the charge from Supreme Audit Institution of Switzerland. The Election took place at the virtual meeting of 284th session of the IPU which is a 179 country parliamentarians body, also having 13 associate members. The IPU has permanent observer status at the United Nations general assembly. The result of the Election has been conveyed by Martin chungong, Secretary-General of the IPU.
Murmu while accepting the appointment as external auditor of IPU, has expressed his thanks to the executive committee and wished for a strong partnership in fulfilling the strategic objectives of the IPU.
The CAG of India has been the external auditor of various International organisations.
He has earlier also been on the United Nations Board of Auditors from 1993 to 1999 and 2014 to 2020. Presently he is the external auditor of the World Health Organisation, Geneva and Food and Agriculture Organisation, Rome. In the recent past he has been the External Auditor of world food programme, World Intellectual Property organisation, International atomic energy agency, United Nations World Tourism Organisation, International organisation for migration, international Maritime organisation For Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.