Comptroller and Auditor General of India


The Comptroller and Auditor General of India is Shri Vijayendra N. Kaul who works with a team of eighteen people at his office. These 19 members in the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India handle the matters related to the audit section and also suggest various kinds of improvements that can be made, within the fabric of the statutory and the Constitutional mandate.

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India comprises of 4 sections. These sectors include the following:

  • The Audit Federal Sector
  • The Audit State Sector
  • The Accounts Provinces
  • The Training Section.


The chief mission of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India is to raise the accountability of the executive towards the State Legislatures as well as the Parliament. The Comptroller and Auditor General in India, carries out various kinds of audits in the public spheres of the nation and also caters accounting services to the states. These services are always presented according to the Indian Constitution and the laws of the country. The best of the international practices are also kept in mind while presenting the accounting services. The Comptroller and Auditor General or CAG provides technical support and guidance to the institutions related to the Panchayati Raj in India.

CAG is elected by the President of the nation and can only be removed from his position by the President himself. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India should undergo an oath taking ceremony in front of the President, as per the form that is set out to him, according to the Third Schedule. The issue related to the salary of the Comptroller and Auditor General in India is handled by the Parliament, with the help of the law defined in the Second Schedule.

After the Comptroller and Auditor General, India has ceased to hold his position, he or she is not allowed to take office under the Indian Government. Issues related to the service of the employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are managed together by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the President. The salaries, pensions and allowances are all provided to the Comptroller and Auditor General's office, by the Consolidated Fund of India.

The accounts of the Union, the States or any such body prescribed by the Indian Parliament are managed by the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. The duties and powers that the Comptroller and Auditor General exercises on all the funds and accounts related to the States and the Unions have undergone no change since the beginning of the present Constitution. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the President jointly decide the form in which the accounts of the States and the Union are to be kept.

The accounts of the States and the Union are presented before the Parliament only after the consent of the President and the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. These reports are then laid before the State Governor, who in turn passes them to the State Legislature.

The address of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India is as follows:

Comptroller and Auditor General of India
10 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi
110 002
India

Last Updated on 28 September 2012