Returns filing extended for another 6 months – Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act
Extended from 15th October, 2015 to 15th April, 2016
Bharat Sarkar/Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
Date: 11th October, 2015
Subject: Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by Public Servants under Section 44 of Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013-extension of last date of filing of revised returns for the year 2014 and the returns for the year 2015 by Public servants.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s D.O. letter of even number dated 30 April, 2015 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 27th April, 2015 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 “eighteen months” to “twenty one months” 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 30th April, 2015 to 15th October 2015.
2. In this regard, the undersigned is directed to convey that the last date for filing of revised returns for the year 2014 (as on 01.08.2014) and the returns for the year 2015 (as on 31.03.2015) by Public servants under the rules indicated in para 1 (b) above has now been further extended from 15th October, 2015 to 15th April, 2016. 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. 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