G. C. Murmu

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G. C. Murmu

NameGirish Chandra Murmu
DOB21 November 1959
(Age 64 Yr. )

Personal Life

Education MBA from the University of Birmingham
Caste Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Religion Hinduism
Nationality Indian
Profession Civil Servant (IAS officer), 14th C&AG of India
Birth Place Betnoti,  Orissa, India

Physical Appearance

Height 5 feet 6 inches
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black

Family Status


Father- Bhagabat Murmu
Mother- Parbati Murmu

Marital Status Married

Smita Murmu


Son- Ruhaan Murmu
Daughter- Ruchika Murmu

Girish Chandra Murmu is the 14th Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the external auditor of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. He is also the chairman of the United Nations Panel of External Auditors and the Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions. He is currently the external auditor of the WHO (2020-2023), succeeding the Auditor General of the Philippines. He was the Inaugural Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir till 6 August 2020. He is a retired 1985 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre and was principal secretary to Narendra Modi during his tenure as the Chief Minister of Gujarat.

Early life and education

G.C. Murmu was born on 21 November 1959 in Betnoti village of Mayurbhanj district in Odisha in a Santal family. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Utkal University. He also holds an MBA degree from University of Birmingham. He is the eldest among eight siblings, six brothers and two sisters. One of his brothers, Shirish Chandra Murmu is working as an Executive Director at the Reserve Bank of India as of 2022.


In 2001, when Narendra Modi became chief minister of Gujarat, Murmu was the Relief Commissioner. Shortly afterwards he became Commissioner, Mines and Minerals and thereafter Managing Director, Gujarat Maritime Board.

Murmu's career took off in 2004 when he was made joint secretary of the Gujarat Home Department, which was headed by Amit Shah and directly supervised by Narendra Modi. He was given the task of handling the 2002 Gujarat riots cases. when Amit Shah was in jail, Murmu prepared his case papers.

On 31 October 2019, Murmu took charge as the 1st Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir after the formation of the new Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir under the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019. He succeeded Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik, to become the 1st Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Gita Mittal administered the oath of office at a function at Raj Bhavan. On 5 August 2020, he resigned from his position.

On 8 August 2020, he was appointed as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and will be in office till 20 November 2024.