Rajiv Mehrishi is New CAG of India

In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, Government on 31 August 2017 appointed IAS officer Sunil Arora as Election Commissioner and former Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi as Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Mehrishi, a 1978-batch Rajasthan cadre IAS officer, will replace SK Sharma, who is retiring on September 24. Mehrishi retired on 31 August 2017 from the post of Home Secretary after serving a period of two years.

In another appointment of the day, former IAS officer Sunil Arora is all set to take charge as Chief Election Commissioner on India. After Nasim Zaidi retired as Chief Election Commissioner in July, there was a vacancy in the poll panel. While Achal Kumar Joti is the CEC, Om Prakash Rawat is the other Election Commissioner.

A 1980 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, Arora has worked in ministries and departments such as Finance, Textiles and Planning Commission. He also served as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation during 1999-2002 and CMD, Indian Airlines for five years (two years as additional charge and three years as full charge). In Rajasthan, besides district postings in Dholpur, Alwar, Nagaur and Jodhpur, he was Secretary to the Chief Minister during 1993-1998 and Principal Secretary to CM (2005- 2008) and handled Information and Public Relations (IPR), Industries and Investment Departments.

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