Immovable Property Return filing for the year 2019 – Instructions to IAS officers
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC
GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
NORTH BLOCK NEW DELHI-110001
21st November, 2019
Rule 16(2) of AIS (Conduct) Rules, 1968 provides that every member of the Service shall submit an annual return in such form as may be prescribed by the Government in this regard, giving full particulars regarding the immovable property inherited by him or owned or acquired by him or held by him on lease or mortgage, either in his own name or in the name of any member of his family or in the name of any other person. In terms of the instructions vide OM No.8/9/60-AIS(III) dated 16.02.1960 and OM No.11017/74/93-AIS(III) dated 04.01.1994 issued under this Rule, every member of the service is required to submit annual immovable property return by 31st January of the next year. Failure on the part of the members of the Service to comply with the requirements of the aforesaid provisions constitutes good and sufficient reason for institution of disciplinary proceedings, among other things vide this Department’s OM No.104/33/2005-AVD-I dated 29.10.2007 and 07.09.2011, against them.
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2. In order to further facilitate the filing of IPR’s, this Department has vide- DO No.6(1)/2014-EO (PR) dated 22.12.2016 introduced online filing of IPR in respect of IAS officers w.e.f. 1st January, 2017 through the Module designed for the purpose. Through this Module, the officers can submit the IPR either electronically or upload scanned copy of the manually filled in IPR. This online Module closes automatically after the prescribed timeline of 31st January, 2020 in respect of the calendar year 2019.
3. I would, therefore, request you to kindly issue necessary instructions to all IAS officers working in your Ministry / Department and its various organizations, to ensure that they submit their IPRs online in the IPR Module for the year ending on 31st December, 2019, as per the prescribed timeline.
(Dr. C. Chandramouli)