The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, Mr. Shashi Kant Sharma, have been conferred with the honorary professorship, by the Nanjing Audit University (NAU), China. China’s Nanjing Audit University is an only accounting-focused university, in the world recognized by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Shashi Kant Sharma is a 1976 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Bihar cadre. He had succeeded Vinod Rai as the CAG, supreme federal auditor of the country in May 2013. Prior to appointment as CAG he had served as secretary in the Union Ministry of Defence.
In July 2014, he had assumed office as Member of the United Nations Board of Auditor General (UNBAG) for a term of 6 years. He has been laying stress on the need for co-operation among the five Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), especially in data analytics, audit of infrastructure projects and environmental issues and to assist the governments in formulating appropriate policies. He is destined to attend the first meeting of Supreme Audit Institution (SAIs) of BRICS countries, to enhance quality of auditors.