Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)

Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) (Article 148-151)

CAG is appointed by the President of India under Article 148 of the Constitution and shall only be removed from the ofice in the like manner as a Judge of the Supreme Court.

CAG is responsible for auditing the ac-counts of the expenditures of the Government of India or that of the states. CAG makes sure that the money is spent prudently, legally through lawful means and also check for financial wrong doings.

The tenure, salary and age of retirement of CAG will be decided by a law passed by the Parliament. Accordingly, CAG DPC Act 1971 was passed by the Parliament. According to the Act, tenure of CAG is 6 years and retirement age is 65.

The first CAG of India was V Narahari Rao.