6th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) Leaders’ Meeting
The 6th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) Leaders' Meeting is being hosted by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India in Lucknow on 6 February.
An overview of the news
It is being attended by delegations from eight member countries of the Organization as well as audit chiefs from India, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
Girish Chandra Murmu, Comptroller and Auditor General of India, will deliberate on the main theme of the meeting - 'Integrating Emerging Technologies in Audit'.
Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandi Ben Patel will inaugurate the meeting.
The delegates attending the meeting will share views on machine intelligence, cyber security and digital technology.
India currently holds the presidency of the SCO, which rotates annually among the member states.
India's 2023 theme is 'Towards a Secure SCO'.
Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG)
CAG is the Constitutional Authority in India.
It was established in accordance with Article 148 of the Constitution of India.
The Constitution of India provides for an independent office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG).
He is the head of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department.
The CAG is the statutory auditor of Government-owned corporations.
It enjoys the same status as the sitting judge of the Supreme Court.
Appointment: Appointed by the President of India by a warrant under his hand and seal.
Tenure: A period of six years or upto the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.
Article 148: CAG, his appointment, oath and conditions of service are specified.
Article 149: It deals with the duties and powers of the CAG.
Article 150: The accounts of the Union and the States shall be maintained in such form as the President may, on the advice of the CAG, determine.
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