asked whether the India Office has at any time considered the advisability of appointing an Auditor-General for Indian finance; whether any recommendation in favour of this step has been made to it by any responsible financial expert in its employ; and whether the time has now arrived for this course to be followed?
§ Mr. H. BAKER
There is already, and has long been, a Comptroller and Auditor-General in India. Recommendations regarding possible alterations in his functions and status have been submitted by the Government of India to the Secretary of State, and correspondence is in progress on the subject. There is also, under Section 52 of the Government of India Act of 1858, an Auditor of the Accounts of the Secretary of State in Council.