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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
18-July-2018 15:33 IST
Furnishing of Property Details

In terms of Rule 16(2) of the All India Services (Conduct) Rules, 1968, every member of the Service shall submit an annual return to the Cadre Controlling Authority by 31st January of the year following the calendar year for which the return is being filed.

In terms of DoPT’s O.M. dated 07.09.2011, vigilance clearance shall be denied to an officer, if he fails to submit his annual Immovable Property Return (IPR) of the previous year latest by 31st January of the following year. It may be added that vigilance clearance is required for inclusion in the offer list, empanelment, any deputation for which Central Government clearance in necessary, appointments to sensitive posts, assignments to training programmes, premature repatriation to the cadre etc. in terms of the guidelines contained in DoP&T O.M. No.104/33/2005-AVD.I dated 29.10.2007.

For the period from 01.1.2017 till 31.3.2018, vigilance clearance has been denied to 80 officers on the ground of filing IPRs after prescribed time or failing to file IPR.

From the year 2014 onwards, sanction for prosecution under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 has been accorded in respect of three (3) IAS officers on account of having disproportionate assets.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.