Shri Girish Chandra Murmu assumed office as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on 8th August 2020.
Prior to this, Shri Murmu was the first Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Before moving to Jammu and Kashmir, Shri Murmu served in various capacities in Government of India such as Secretary of the Department of Expenditure, Special and Additional Secretary in the Department of Financial Services and Department of Revenue, and Joint Secretary in the Department of Expenditure. Before his tenure at the Centre, Shri Murmu has served on important assignments in the State Government of Gujarat. He has wide experience in administrative, economic and infrastructure fields.
Shri Murmu is a postgraduate in Political Science from Utkal University. He holds an MBA degree from the University of Birmingham. He belongs to Indian Administrative Service of Gujarat cadre, 1985 batch.
Shri Murmu was born on 21st November 1959 in Mayurbhanj District of Odisha. He is married to Dr. Smita Murmu. They have a daughter Ruchika Murmu and a son Ruhaan Murmu.
In his spare time Shri Murmu likes to listen to Indian classical/sufi music, do amateur photography and sketching/painting. He also follows his routine gym regimen.