DOPT ORDERS 2011
North Block.New Delhi,
Dated 24th October, 2O11
The Chief Secretary of all States/UTs
Subject: Furnishing of annual immovable property returns by AIS officers — instructions regarding.
I am directed to refer to the provisions of Rule 16(2) of the AIS (Conduct) Rules, 1968, which mandates every member of the Service to submit an annual immovable property return in the prescribed proforma.
2. The recent decision to place annual immovable property returns filed by AIS officers in the public domain has necessitated closer monitoring of finer details like reckoning the exact date of filing return by the officers. A practical problem that is often encountered by the Cadre Controlling Authorities while implementing the provisions of Rule 16(2) of the Conduct Rules s that the IPR by AIS officers are submitted to their respective cadre authorities, who in turn forward the same to EO Division, in the capacity as the Cadre Controlling Authority for IAS officers. It is observed that most of the officers do not put the date under their signatures on the IPRs, making It virtually impossible for the EQ Division to confirm the exact date of submission of immovable property return by the officers.
3. As per latest instructions, on grant of vigilance clearance to AIS officers timely submission of IPRs has been linked to the issue of grant of vigilance clearance. It is, therefore, imperative that the exact date of submission of immovable property return by the AIS officers is invariably correctly reflected by the officers in their IPRs.
4. The contents of this letter may be brought to the notice of all the members of the All India Services.
Under Secretary to the Government of India