Organisations & Policies

Which one of the following statements with regard to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India is not correct?

  1. He is appointed by the President of India.
  2. He can be removed from office in the same way as the judge of the Supreme Court of India.
  3. The CAG is eligible for further office under the government of India after he has ceased to hold his office.
  4. The salary of the CAG is charged upon the Consolidated Fund of India.

Answer

The CAG is mentioned in the Constitution of India under Article 148 - 151. The CAG is ranked 10th and enjoys the same status as a judge of Supreme Court of India. He can resign any time from his office by addressing the resignation letter to the president.

He can also be removed by the president on same grounds and in the same manner as a judge of the Supreme Court. In other words, he can be removed by the president on the basis of a resolution passed to that effect by both the Houses of Parliament with special majority, either on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity.

He is not eligible for further office, either under the Government of India or of any state, after he ceases to hold his office.

His salary and other service conditions are determined by the Parliament. His salary is equal to that of a judge of the Supreme Court. Neither his salary nor his rights in respect of leave of absence, pension or age of retirement can be altered to his disadvantage after his appointment.

The correct option is C.