• The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Girish Chandra Murmu, has been elected External Auditor of Inter Parliamentary Union, Geneva, for a three-year term.


More About Inter Parliamentary Union

  • The Inter-Parliamentary Union is an international organization of national parliaments.
  • Its primary purpose is to promote democratic governance, accountability, and cooperation among its members; other initiatives include advancing gender parity among legislatures, empowering youth participation in politics, and sustainable development.
  • The organization was established in 1889 as the Inter-Parliamentary Congress.
  • As of 2020, the national parliaments of 179 countries are members of the IPU, while 13 regional parliamentary assemblies are associate members.
  • The IPU has played a leading role in the development of international law and institutions, including the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the League of Nations, and the United Nations.
  • India is one the member of Inter Parliamentary Union


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