Shri Shashi Kant Sharma assumed the office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India here today. He took over this office after the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee administered him the oath of office and secrecy. He belongs to the 1976 batch of Indian Administrative Service (Bihar Cadre). Shri Sharma was welcomed in the office by the Deputy CAG Shri Shankar Narayan on behalf of the Indian Audit & Accounts Department.
Shri Shashi Kant Sharma has wide experience in the fields of Public Administration, Financial Services and Infrastructure Development. He was serving as Defence Secretary from July 2011 before joining this constitutional post. Prior to this, he has served as Secretary Department of Financial Services in the Ministry of Finance and as Secretary Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. He has also worked as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, as Joint Secretary in Ministry of Defence, as Principal Commissioner, Delhi Development Authority and also as Director in Ministry of Human Resources Development.
At the State level, Shri Sharma served as District Magistrate/Collector/Deputy Commissioner in the districts of Patna, Singhbhum, Palamau and Bhagalpur. He has also worked as Labour Commissioner, Managing Director of Bokaro Industrial Area Development Authority and as Secretary in the Departments of Road Construction, Urban Development, Industrial Development and Excise in the Government of Bihar. Shri Sharma did his M.Sc. in Administrative Science and Development Problems, University of York, U.K. and M.A. in Political Science from Agra University.