Common Cause and Lokniti Programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), launched India’s first Status of Policing in India Report (SPIR 2018) at the India Habitat Centre on May 9.Read More+
WP 426 of 2013
Illegal &Arbitrary Appointment of C&AG
Common Cause sought directions from the court to declare the appointment of Shri Shashi Kant Sharma) as India’s new Comptroller & Auditor General of India (hereinafter ‘CAG’) as void. It was alleged that the appointment as CAG was liable to be declared void as it was made arbitrarily by a procedure that did not withstand the test of constitutionality, also on the ground of conflict of interest, and the principle, i.e. no person shall be a judge in his own cause.
The matter was dismissed by a three judge bench on 15 July 2013.