CAG Girish Chandra Murmu selected as External Auditor of ILO in Geneva

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Comptroller and Auditor General, Girish Chandra Murmu has been selected as the External Auditor of the International Labor Organization in Geneva for a period of four years from 2024 to 2027.

An overview of the news

  • Girish Chandra Murmu will take over from the current External Auditor of the ILO, the Supreme Audit Institution of the Philippines.

  • His appointment enhances its high standards, global audit experience and strong national credibility with the international community.

  • The ILO had constituted a selection panel and invited bids from the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) for the appointment of external auditors.

  • In this, on the basis of superior technical experience and other criteria, the ILO has selected the three Supreme Audit Institutions (India, Canada and the United Kingdom).

  • The selection panel will use the CAG's perspective in developing a strategic partnership with the ILO.

  • Its main objective is to assist the ILO in meeting its strategic goals while maintaining the independence and oversight important in performing the external auditor's functions.

  • ILO is an agency of the United Nations, which brings together the governments, employers and workers of 187 member countries,

  • It sets labor standards, formulates policies and programs that promote decent work for all women and men.

Present role of CAG - It is currently the External Auditor of-

  • World Health Organization (2020-2023), 

  • Food and Agriculture Organization (2020-2025), 

  • International Atomic Energy Agency (2022-2027), 

  • Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (2021-2023) 

  • Inter-Parliamentary Union (2020-2022).

  • CAG is Member of the Governing Boards of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and ASOSAI. 

  • CAG is a member of the United Nations (UN) Panel of External Auditors.

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