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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