Shri Vinod Rai Releases New Logo of IA&AD Institution of C&AG Completes 150 Years
Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India Shri Vinod Rai released the new logo of the Indian Audit & Accounts Department (IA&AD), here today. Releasing the logo Shri Rai said that IA&AD is known for its credibility, high standard of professionalism, independence and core competence and we continue updating our techniques for improving governance. The C&AG informed that Sir Edmund Drummond was appointed as the first Auditor General on 16th November, 1860 and Shri V. Narahari Rao was appointed as the first Comptroller and Auditor General of independent India in 1948. The late Dr. B. R. Ambedkar called the C&AG, “ as the most important officer in the Constitution of India. He is the one man who is going to see that the expenses voted by the Parliament are not exceeded or varies from what has been laid down by the Parliament”. And this duty entrusted to the C&AG by the Constitution is still being carried out with the same dedication and sincerity, if not more, since the last 150 years, Shri Rai added.
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy C&AG, Shri Narendra Singh said that the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India had held an All India Contest for designing of a logo. Out of 142 entries received, the design proposed by Shri Shivam Dua, a young B.Tech student from Rohtak, Haryana, was selected as it best conveyed the core values of the Department - its traditional values and its dynamic and progressive outlook.