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Correct Option is 3 and 4

Article 148 provides for an independent office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). He is head of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department. He is the guardian of the public purse and controls the entire financial system of the country at both the levels, the Centre and the state. His duty is to uphold the Constitution of India and the laws of Parliament in the field of financial administration. The duties and functions of the CAG as laid down by the Parliament and the Constitution 1. He audits the accounts related to all expenditure from the Consolidated Fund of India, consolidated fund of each state and consolidated fund of each union territory having a Legislative Assembly. 2. He audits all expenditure from the Contingency Fund of India and the Public Account of India as well as the contingency fund of each state and the public account of each state. 3. He acts as a guide, friend and philosopher of Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament 4. He compiles and maintains the accounts of state governments. In 1976, he was relieved of his responsibilities with regard to compilation and maintenance of accounts of the Central Government. Hence statements 3 and 4 are not duties of the CAG.

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