Shri Shashi Kant Sharma is Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) of India since May, 2013. As a constitutional functionary, he is primarily entrusted with the responsibility to audit the accounts of the Union Government and of the State Governments of India. His reports are laid before the Parliament and Legislatures of the States.
Shri Sharma was elected by the General Assembly of United Nations as a Member of the UN Board of Auditors in 2014 for a term of six years. His other international responsibilities include Member of UN Panel of External Auditors, Chair of the Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Services Committee of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and Chair of the Working Group of INTOSAI on I.T. Audit. He is also on the Governing Board of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI).
Shri Shashi Kant Sharma belongs to the 1976 batch of Indian Administrative Service (Bihar Cadre). He has wide experience in the fields of Public Administration, Financial Services and Infrastructure Development. He was serving as Defence Secretary before joining the position of C&AG. He has also served as Secretary, Department of Financial Services in the Ministry of Finance and as Secretary, Information Technology in the Ministry of Communication and I.T. He also served as a Director on the Boards of Directors of State Bank of India and Life Insurance Corporation of India. He has worked as Director General (Defence Acquisition) in the Ministry of Defence, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Principal Commissioner, Delhi Development Authority. Earlier he served as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Defence and also as Director in Ministry of Human Resources Development.
In his State cadre, Shri Sharma served as District Magistrate/Collector/Deputy Commissioner in the districts of Patna, Singhbhum, Palamau and Bhagalpur. He has also worked as Labour Commissioner of Bihar, Managing Director of Bokaro Industrial Area Development Authority; and as Secretary in the Departments of Road Construction, Urban Development and Excise in the Government of Bihar.
Shri Sharma did M.Sc. in Administrative Science and Development Problems, University of York, U.K. and M.A. in Political Science from Agra University.