New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu on Wednesday put his papers for the resignation from the post. Meanwhile, sources said that Murmu is likely to be appointed as the next Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Indications are that he is likely to succeed Rajiv Mehrishi as the next CAG, when the latter retires at the end of August.
After President Ram Nath Kovind accepted GC Murmu resignation from the post of first Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir now Manoj Sinha appointed as new LG of Jammu and Kashmir.
However, there was no official word on Murmu’s to be next CAG.
Who is GC Murmu ?
Girish Chandra Murmu was the first lieutenant governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. He is a 1985 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Gujarat cadre and was principal secretary to Narendra Modi during his tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat.
Murmu’s career took off in 2004 when he was made joint secretary of Home Department, which was headed by Amit Shah and directly supervised by Modi. He was given the task of handling the 2002 Gujarat riots cases. when Amit Shah was in jail, Murmu prepared his case papers and did all the groundwork for his bail.