148.   Comptroller and Auditor-Genral of India.-

(1) There shall be  a Comptroller and Auditor-General of India who shall be appointed by the President by warrant under his hand and seal and shall only be removed from  office in like manner and on the like grounds as a Judge of  the Supreme Court.

(2)  Every person appointed to be the Comptroller and Auditor-General of  India shall, before he enters upon his office, make and  subscribe before  the President, or some person appointed in that behalf by him, an  oath or affirmation according to the form set out for the  purpose in the Third Schedule.

(3)  The salary and other conditions of service of the Comptroller and Auditor-General  shall  be such as may be determined by Parliament  by law  and,  until they are so determined, shall be as specified in  the Second Schedule:

Provided  that neither the salary of a Comptroller and Auditor-General nor  his  rights  in respect of leave of absence, pension  or   age  of retirement shall be varied to his disadvantage after his appointment.

(4)  The  Comptroller  and Auditor-General shall not be  eligible  for further  office  either  under the Government of India  or  under   the Government of any State after he has ceased to hold his office.

(5) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution and of any law made by  Parliament,  the conditions of service of persons serving  in  the Indian  Audit and Accounts Department and the administrative powers of the Comptroller and Auditor-General shall be such as may be prescribed by rules made by the President after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General.

(6)  The administrative expenses of the office of the Comptroller  and Auditor-General,  including  all  salaries,  allowances  and   pensions payable  to or in respect of persons serving in that office, shall  be charged upon the Consolidated Fund of India.


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