New Delhi: Odisha-born and Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, Girish Chandra Murmu was appointed as the Chairman of the Panel of External Auditors of the United Nations for 2021 again. Murmu was elected as the Chairman of the panel last year also.
The UN panel comprises of India, Germany, Chile, China, United Kingdom, France, Philippines, Switzerland, Italy, Ghana, Indonesia, Canada and Russia.
Murmu is at present the external auditor of the World Health Organization, Geneva (2020 – 2023) and Food & Agriculture Organization, Rome (2020 – 2025) and Inter Parliamentary Union (2020-2022) as well.
In 1959, the UN General Assembly established the Panel of External Auditors. Heads of the Comptroller and Auditors General of their respective countries are the members of the panel.
Murmu was born on November 21, 1959, in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha.