GC Murmu was on Thursday appointed the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) after he resigned as the Lt-Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

He will be the 14th Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Marmu is a 1985 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Gujarat cadre and was principal secretary to Narendra Modi during his tenure as the Chief Minister of Gujarat.

In 2001, when Narendra Modi became the chief minister of Gujarat, Murmu was the Relief Commissioner.

Murmu’s career took off in 2004 when he was made the joint secretary of Home Department, which was headed by Amit Shah and directly supervised by Modi.