Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Damodardas Modi has addressed the 2-day Accountants General and Deputy Accountants General Conclave 2019 held in New Delhi From November 21-22, 2019 based on the theme ‘Transforming Audit and Assurance in a Digital World’. It was held with the aim to consolidate experience and learning, and layout the plan of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department for the next few years.Key Points:
i.As per Mr.Modi, the responsibility of the CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General)is even more as they play an important role in keeping the economic conduct of the country and society at a better level.
ii.CAG should develop new technical methods to investigate fraud in government departments and play an important role in making the country a $5 trillion economy.The centre wants to make evidence-backed policymaking a part of governance by 2022.
Modi unveils statue of Mahatma Gandhi at CAG office in New Delhi
Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi unveiled the statue of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi in the office premises of the Controller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in New Delhi.
The CAG of India is an authority, established by Article 148 of the Constitution of India, which audits all receipts and expenditures of the Government of India and the state governments.
The current / 13th CAG of India is Rajiv Mehrishi, who assumed office on 25 September 2017.