Bharat Sarkar/Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
New Delhi, the 25th December, 2014
Subject: Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 —extension of last date for filing of revised returns by public servants who have filed property returns under the existing service rules – regarding
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s D.O. letter of even No. dated 8th September, 2014 regarding the furnishing of information relating to assets and liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 and forwarding therewith copies of the Central Government’s notifications dated 8th September, 2014 containing —
(a) amendment to the Lokpal & Lokayuktas (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2014, for the purpose of extending the time limit for carrying out necessary changes in the relevant rules relating to different services from “two hundred and seventy days” to “three hundred and sixty days”, from the date on which the Act came into force, i.e., 16th January, 2014; and
(b)the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Amendment Rules, 2014, extending the time limit for filing of revised returns by all public servants from 15th September, 2014 to 31st December, 2014 .
2. In this regard, the undersigned is directed to convey that the last date for filing of revised returns by public servants under the rules indicated in para 1 (b) above has been extended by a period of four months, i.e., from 31st December, 2014 to 30th April, 2015. Formal amendments to the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 and to the Lokpal & Lokayuktas (Removal of Difficulties) Order,2014 are being notified separately. The formats for submission of statements regarding movable properties (Form-II) and for submission of statements regarding debts and liabilities (Form-IV) under the said rules are also being revised and will be notified as part of the amendments to the aforesaid rules. They will also be uploaded on the website of this Department, i.e., http://persmin.nic.in/DOPT.asp.
3. All Ministries/Departments and cadre authorities are requested to kindly issue orders towards ensuring compliance with the revised Rules by all officers and staff in the respective Ministry/Department/ Organisations/PSUs under their control, within the revised time-limit mentioned therein.
Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India