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CAG Rajiv Mehrishi appointed as Vice-Chair of UN Panel of Auditors

Published on December 14, 2018
Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Rajiv Mehrishi was elected as Vice-Chair of United Nations (UN) Panel of Auditors at its annual meeting held in New York.
CAG Rajiv Mehrishi appointed as Vice-Chair of UN Panel of Auditors
  • In this meeting CAG of UK was also appointed as Chair of Panel for another term (2019).
  • The meeting discussed various issues concerning audit of United Nations and the agencies under the United Nations System.
  • The next meeting will be held in Bonn, Germany in November-December 2019.

About United Nations Panel of Auditors:

  • It was established by UN General Assembly Resolution 1438 (XIV) in 1959.
  • Its main objectives are to further co-ordination of audits for which its members are responsible and to exchange information on audit methods and findings.
  • It is made up of members of United Nations Board of Auditors and external auditors of Specialized Agencies of UN and of International Atomic Energy Agency. 
  • Currently, it is chaired by CAG of UK and consists of 11 countries - India, Germany, Chile, Canada, France, Italy, Philippines, Ghana, Indonesia, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
  • It may submit to executive heads of organisations audited any observations or recommendations in relation to accounts and financial procedures of the organisation concerned. 
  • The executive heads of participating organisations may also, through their auditors submit requests to it for their opinion or recommendation on any matter within its competence.

Question:

Q. Who was elected as Vice-Chair of United Nations (UN) Panel of Auditors at its annual meeting held in New York?
a. Rajiv Mehrishi
b. Rajendra Mehrishi
c. Rajat Mehrishi
d. Raju Mehrishi
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