2nd Floor, Loknayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated July 31st July, 2014
Subject: The Lokpal and Lokayktas Act, 2013 – Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants
The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to say that the Government has since notified 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 under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 on 14.07.2014. The same is available in the website of this Department.
2. Every public servant is now required to file declaration, information or return, as the case may be regarding his assets and liabilities as on 31st March every year, to the competent authority, on or before the 31st July of that year. Every public servant is also required to file revised declarations, information or as the case may be, annual returns as on the 1st August, 2014, to the competent authority on or before, 15th September, 2014.
3. All Ministries/ Departments are, accordingly, requested to bring the provisions of the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the limits for Exemption of Assets in Filling Returns) Rules, 2014, to the notice of all CSS Officers under their administrative control.
4. The webs based cadre management system will be modified to include all the forms now prescribed under the above quoted rules. However, it will take some time before it is incorporated in the system and made operational for filing of declarations, returns etc. In the meanwhile all CSS Officers are advised to file hard copy of the revised declarations, information and returns to their Ministries/ Departments well before the closing date of 15.9.2014. Ministries/ Departments are requested to forward the declarations, information, returns submitted by US and above level officers of CSS to CS.I Division, DoPT for records.
(Utkaarsh R Tiwaari)
Joint Secretary (Admn.)
All Ministries/ Departments