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India’s CAG  G C Murmu Appointed External Auditor of OPCW

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GC Murmu appointed External Auditor of the Organisation

India’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Girish Chandra Murmu has been appointed as External Auditor of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for a three-year term starting 2021.

  • The appointment was made during an election process held at the OPCW Conference of State Parties held on April 21, 2021.
  • India was also selected as a member of the Executive council of the OPCW representing the Asia group for another 2-year term.

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

  • It is an intergovernmental organisation and Implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention, which entered into force on 29th April 1997.
  • It oversees the global endeavour for permanent and verifiable elimination of chemical weapons.
  • Members – 193

Girish Chandra Murmu

i.He hails from the Mayurbhanj District of Odisha.

ii.He is a 1985 batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer.

iii.He served as 1st Lieutenant Governor of UT of Jammu & Kashmir from October 2019 to August 2020.

iv.At present,

  • 14th CAG of India
  • External Auditor of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
  • Chairman of the United Nations Panel of External Auditors

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i.On March 09, 2021,  India’s 14th CAG, Shri Girish Chandra Murmu was re-appointed as the Chairman of the Panel of External Auditors of the United Nations(UN) for the year 2021.

About Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

Director-General – Mr Fernando Arias
Headquarters – Hague, Netherlands