The current election is due on May 29, 2023, at the 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva, the CAG said in a statement in New Delhi. Here the CAG of India was re-elected with a huge majority in the first round of voting itself. Girish Murmu got 114 out of 156 votes.
India’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Girish Chandra Murmu was on Monday re-elected as the external auditor of the World Health Organization (WHO) for a four-year term. His new term will be from 2024 to 2027. CAG Murmu is already holding this position in WHO for four years from 2019 to 2023. His current term is ending this year.
CAG Murmu re-elected with 114 votes out of 156
The election was held on Monday at the 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva, the CAG said in a statement in New Delhi. Here the CAG of India was re-elected with a huge majority in the first round of voting itself. Girish Murmu got 114 out of 156 votes. Tanzania received 42 votes, while 79 were needed for a majority.
India’s Permanent Mission in Geneva tweeted, “Congratulations to CAG of India! World Health Assembly has re-elected India’s Comptroller and Auditor General Girish Chandra Murmu as External Auditor of WHO for 2024-27. Present And 114 member states out of 156 countries that voted expressed their confidence in India’s CAG.”
This is the second major international audit assignment for the CAG this year after his selection for the post of External Auditor (2024-2027) of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Geneva in March 2023.
Murmu is also a member of the Governing Board of INTOSAI and ASOSAI.
Apart from WHO, Murmu is currently external auditor of Food and Agriculture Organization (2020-25), International Atomic Energy Agency (2022-27), Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (2021-23) and Inter-Parliamentary Union (2020-22) Are. He is a member of the Panel of Auditors of the United Nations, as well as a member of the Governing Board of the Supreme Institute of Accounting (INTOSAI) and ASOSAI.