India's Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Rajiv Maharishi has been elected as the External Auditor of the World Health Organization (WHO). He will be in the role of External Auditor of the organization from 2020 to 2023.
Maharishi was elected to the post of majority in the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva. In addition to India, the auditor general of Congo, France, Ghana, Tunisia and UK was also in the running for this post. At present the post is held by the Philippines's Supreme Audit Institution.
CAG says that this year, Maharishi has received this second major international audit responsibility. Earlier, he has been elected as an external auditor of Agricultural and Food Organization (FAO) of Rome based in Rome.
Maharishi is currently in the United Nations Board of Auditors He is the vice president of the group of external auditors in the United Nations. Mehrishi was elected at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva last month with a majority. Apart from India, others competing for the position were the Auditors General of Congo, France, Ghana, Tunisia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
"Rajiv Mehrishi will take over from the incumbent External Auditor of WHO, the Supreme Audit Institution of Philippines.
"This is the second major international audit assignment for the CAG this year following his selection for the post of External Auditor of Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome earlier this year in March 2019," the CAG statement said.