GK Questions and Answers on Comptroller and Auditor General of India

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Comptroller and Auditor General is an independent authority under the Constitution of India. The office of the Accountant General was established in 1858. He is the head of the Indian audit and account department and chief Guardian of Public purse.

1. In which article of Indian Constitution, the post of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India has been envisaged?

(a) Article 76

(b) Article 153

(c) Article 148

(d) Article 127

Answer c

Explanation: Article 148

2. Which of the following statements is not true about the Comptroller and Auditor General of India?

(a) He is the head of the Indian Accounting and Accounting Department.

(b) He audits account of Central Government only.

(c) He is called the guardian of the public fund.

(d) The Comptroller and Auditor General of India is summarised as "General Auditor"

Answer b

Explanation: It is controlled only by the level of Central Government and State Government.

3. Who conducts the appointment of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India?

(a) Finance Minister

(b) President of India

(c) Parliament

(d) Prime Minister

Answer b

Explanation: President of India

4. How long is the tenure of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India?

(a) 6 years

(b) 5 years

(c) The tenure is not fixed

(d) 3 years

Answer a

Explanation: 6 years

5.  To whom the Comptroller and Auditor General of India submits his resignation letter?

(a) Finance Minister

(b) Lok Sabha Speaker

(c) President of India

(d) Prime Minister

Answer c

Explanation: President of India

6. Which of the following statements is true about the Comptroller and Auditor General of India?

(a) No minister can represent the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in both the Houses of Parliament.

(b) The Comptroller and Auditor General of India can remain in office till the age of 62 years

(c) He can be removed from the post by Parliament of India

(d) He works up to the pleasure of the President of India

Answer a

Explanation: No minister can represent the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in both the Houses of Parliament.

7. How can the Comptroller and Auditor-General be removed from his post?

(a) By the same process as the Judge of the Supreme Court removed.

(b) By the same process as the Judge of the High Court removed.

(c) By Passing the proposal in the Lok Sabha.

(d) Only with the advice of the Finance Minister.

Answer a

Explanation: By the same process as the Judge of the Supreme Court

8. Which of the following is not work of the Comptroller and Auditor General?

(a) He submits the reports related to central government to the President of India.

(b) He protects the Consolidated Fund of India.

(c) He submits audit reports of the state governments to the president of India.

(d) He audits all the institutions which receive fund from the central government.

Answer c

Explanation: The Comptroller and Auditor General does not submit the report related to the State Government's in the Parliament but submits it to the Government of the state who presents it in the legislative assembly.

9. Who determines the salary, allowances and other terms of service of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India?

(a) Prime Minister

(b) Finance Minister

(c) Parliament

(d) President

Answer c

Explanation: Parliament

10. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India have the authority to audit the accounts of...

(a) Consolidated fund of India

(b) The accumulated fund of the state

(c) Each Union Territory which have Legislative Assembly

(d) All of the above

Answer d

Explanation: All the above

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