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Comptroller and Auditor General of India

As the most important instrument of accountability, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India has a dual role to perform, as an agency to function on behalf of the Legislature to ensure that the executive complies with the various laws passed by the Legislature in letter and spirit; and secondly, on behalf of the Executive to ensure compliance by subordinate authorities with the rules and orders issued by it.

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, as the head of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, is thus neither a part of the Legislature nor the Executive but is an officer created by the Constitution to see that diverse authorities act in regard to all financial matters in accordance with the Constitution and the laws and rules framed there under.

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