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CAG in fray for being IAEA`s external auditor

Comptroller and Auditor General of India is in the fray for being the external auditor for the IAEA.



New Delhi: Comptroller and Auditor General
of India is in the fray for being the external auditor for the
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Srikumar Banerjee today
made a strong pitch for the selection of the CAG as the
external auditor of the world nuclear watchdog.

"I may mention that against the backdrop of India`s
long standing association with the IAEA, the Comptroller and
Auditor General (CAG) of India has presented its candidature
for IAEA`s External Auditor for the period 2012-13," he said
addressing the 55th General Conference of the IAEA in Vienna.

An independent constitutional authority, the CAG has wide
experience of auditing international organizations, Banerjee
said.

"May I request the esteemed delegations present here (in
Vienna) for favourable consideration of the candidature of CAG
of India," the Atomic Energy Commission chairman said.

The CAG is the supreme audit authority of the country
that scrutinises all receipts and expenditure of the
Government of India and the state governments, including those
of bodies and authorities substantially financed by the
government.

PTI

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