Saturday, 24 February 2018

COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL/ ATTOREY GENERAL OF INDIA



Part 5 Article 148-151 Comptroller and Auditor General of India. He is the head of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department.He also call as Guardian of the public purse.  Comptroller and Auditor  General is a Constitutional Authority  appoint by The President of India with favour of The Prime Minister of India.

He controls the entire financial system of the country at center and state level. CAG audits all receipts and expenditure of the government of India and state governments. CAG also external auditor of government-owned corporations and conducts audit of government companies.

His Central Government Reports present  to The President and State Government Reports to The Governor.

He holds the office for the period of 6 yrs or  age 65 whichever is earlier.

He can resign anytime from his office by addressing the resignation letter to the president. CAG also removed by The President on same manner as judge of Supreme court.

PRESENT COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL : RAJIV MEHRISHI

LIST OF COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERALS :

S.NO.
COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERALS
PERIOD
1
V. Narahari Rao
1949
2
A.K. Chanda
1954
3
A.K. Roy
1960
4
S. Ranganathan
1966
5
A. Bakshi
1972
6
Gian Prakash
1978
7
T.N. Chaturvedi
1984
8
C.G. Somiah
1990
9
V.K. Shunglu
1996
10
V.K. Kaul
2002
11
Vinod Rai
2008
12
Shashi Kant Sharma
2013
13
Rajiv Mehrishi
2017 till date

ATTORNEY GENERAL OF INDIA:

Article 76 has provided for the office of the Attorney General of India. Attorney General is a constitutional Functionary.  He is the Highest Law officer in the Country and Primary Lawyer in Supreme court of India
  
He must be a person qualified to be appointed as a Supreme court Judge that means He should be a citizen of India and judge of some high court for five years or an lawyer of some High court for ten years. The President of India appointed AG. The Attorney General is assisted by two solicitors General and four Additional solicitors General.

He is responsible for giving Advice to Govt of India upon such legal matters.  He has the Right to speak in the either House of Parliament but he has no Right to vote. He has Right of audience in all courts of India.

Attorney General of India does not have any executive authority. In India Executive Authority functions are performed by the Law Minister. 

The Indian Constitution does not provide for fixed tenure to Attorney General. So he holds office during  the pleasure of the president. He can be removed by the president at anytime. There is no procedure or ground mentioned in the constitution for his removal.

PRESENT ATTORNEY GENERAL : K.K. VENUGOPAL

LIST OF ATTORNEY GENERALS :



S.NO.
ATTORNEY GENERALS
PERIOD
1
M.C. Setalvad
28.01.1950 to 01.03.1963
2
C.K. Daftari
02.03.1963 to 30.10.1968
3
Niren de
01.11.1968 to 31.03.1977
4
S.V. Gupte
01.01.1977 to 08.08.1979
5
L.N. Sinha
09.08.1979 to 08.08.1983
6
K. Parasaran
09.08.1983 to 08.12.1989
7
Soli Sorabjee
09.12.1989 to 02.12.1990
8
J. Ramasamy
03.12.1990 to 23.11.1992
9
Milon K. Benerji
21.11.1992 to 08.07.1996
10
Ashok Desai
09.07.1996 to 06.04.1998
11
Soli Sorabjee
07.04.1998 to 04.06.2004
12
Milon K. Benerji
05.06.2004 to 07.06.2009
13
Goolam Esaji Vahanvati
08.06.2009 to 11.06.2014
14
Muhul Rohatgi
12.06.2009 to 11.06.2014
15
K.K. Venugopal
30.06.2017 to