CAG Rajiv Mehrishi appointed as Vice-Chair of UN Panel of External Auditors
The United Nations Panel of External Auditors is a unique forum for the exchange of information and methodologies to further develop and improve the value and quality of the external assurance process.
Rajiv Mehrishi, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, was elected as the Vice-Chair of United Nations Panel of External Auditors on December 12, 2018.
His appointment was made during the annual meeting of the panel in New York from December 3 to 4, 2018. The panel discussed various issues concerning audit of United Nations and the agencies under the United Nations System.
About Rajiv Mehrishi
• After his retirement as Union Home Secretary on August 30, 2017, Mehrishi was appointed as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on August 31, 2017.
• Before his appointment as Home Secretary in 2015, he served as the Finance Secretary.
• He also held the post of Chief Secretary of Rajasthan in December 2013.
• Mehrishi has also worked as the Secretary in departments of chemicals and fertilisers, and Overseas Indian Affairs.
• Mehrishi is a 1978-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Rajasthan cadre.
• He has a degree in business administration from Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow.
• He also did BA (History) and MA (History) from the St Stephen’s College in Delhi.
United Nations Panel of External Auditors
• The United Nations Panel of External Auditors is a unique forum for the exchange of information and methodologies to further develop and improve the value and quality of the external assurance process.
• The panel was formed through a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly in 1959.
• It comprises individual external auditors who are the heads of supreme audit institutions of various countries.
• Much of the panel's work is undertaken by the Technical Group, which is mandated to research and review specific topics of interest to the panel.
• Presently, the panel consists of 11 countries - India, Germany, Chile, Canada, France, Italy, Philippines, Ghana, Indonesia, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
• Currently, the panel is chaired by the Comptroller and Auditor General of the UK, Sir Amyas C. E. Morse.