Competitive Exams: Political Science Study Material Comptroller & Auditor General

CAG: Safeguards for impartiality

  • He shall be removed in the same manner and grounds as a Judge of the Supreme Court.

  • He is the custodian of the Public Purse, controlling the entire financial system of the Cou ntry-the Union and the States.

  • Dr. B R Ambedkar said it to be the most important office under the Constitution.

  • Every person, before entering upon the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (after appointment to the post) shall take oath before the President in the form prescribed in the third Schedule of the Constitution.

  • The salary and the service conditions of the CAG shall be determined by the Parliament by law and until so determined, shall be as specified in the second Schedule of the Constitution.

  • The salary and other benefits cannot be varied to his disadvantage after his appointment except in Financial Emergency.

  • The CAG of India shall be ineligible for further appointment under the Government of India or Government of any State after he has ceased to hold his office.

  • The conditions of service of other persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department shall be prescribed by the President after consultation with the CAG.

  • The CAG can be removed only on an address from both the Houses of the Parliament on the ground of proved misbehavior or incapacity.

  • His salary and allowances are charged upon the Consolidated Fund of India and are non-votable in the Parliament.