Indian Audit & Accounts Department gets new logo by CAG
November, 12th 2010
Wednesday, On the mark of 150-years celebration of the CAG, Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai unveiled a new logo for the Indian Audit & Accounts Department.
"The constitutional role and independence of the organisation, which we take so much pride in, had to be disseminated for creating awareness about the organisation.
This is one of the reasons why we felt that we needed a logo, which identified us uniquely and served as a recall, in addition to the Ashok emblem," CAG Vinod Rai said.
Recalling the history of the CAG, Rai said the institution was set up 150 years ago in 1860 with Sir Edmund Drummond as the first Auditor General.
"The age of this institution (CAG) bears testimony as to how deep rooted our democratic traditions are and how integral, a part of the Indian governance, the CAG is", Rai added.
The logo, which is circular in shape, has a shield along with scales and a book.
The shield in the middle stands for professional expertise, the scales represent balance, equity and justice and book denotes the konwledge for auditing, said Deputy CAG Narendra Singh , while explaining the new logo.
The new logo was selected through a competititon in which 142 entries were received. The selection was made by a high-level selection committee of the Audit Department.
The winning design is prepared by Vaish College of Engineering, Rohtak B.Tech student Shivam Dua. It was selected "as it best conveyed the core values of the IA&AD -- its traditional values, its dynamic and progressive outlook, and the completeness, wholeness and independent nature of the Audit Department", Singh added.