UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-6

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    Which of the following statement(s) regarding the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India is/are incorrect?
    1. The CAG performs the roles of both the Comptroller and the Auditor General of India.
    2. He is not eligible for any public office after his retirement.
    3. CAG compiles and maintains the accounts of the State Government, but not the Central Government.
    4. He audits the expenditure from not only the Consolidated Fund of India, but also the Contingency
    Fund as well as the Public Account of India.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1, 3 and 4                    

    B)  2 and 4

    C)  2 and 3           

    D)  Only 3

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Statement 1 is correct. CAG is the head of the Indian Audit and Account Department. Statement 2 is correct and this provision has been made to ensure the independence of the office of the CAG. Even, Supreme Court Judges independence is not protected this fiercely. Statement incorrect. Statement 4 is correct as well and these three accounts of the Government are also scrutinised by the CAG. 

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