WP 4653 of 2013
Writ against the illegal and arbitrary appointment of the new CAG of India and to seek directions for future appointments
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 (CAG) as void. It was claimed 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 petition was dismissed by the Court on August 13, 2014.