Filing of Annual Returns of Assets and liabilities by AIS Officers

| August 4, 2014

Filing of Annual Returns of Assets and liabilities by AIS Officers

Most Immediate

F.No. 11017/0312014-AIS Ill
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi, the 4th August, 2014.

To .
The Chief Secretaries of all States/Administrators of UTS.

Subject; Filing of Annual Returns of Assets and liabilities by AIS Officers in compliance with the provision of Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of assets and the limits of Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules. 2014.

Sir,

         I am directed to say that the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of assets and the limits of Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014, have been notified on 14th July, 2014 under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013. The said Rules have been uploaded on the website of this Department and can be accessed at the following website address:
www.persmin.nlc.In.DOPT-LOKPAL.

2. AIS officers were hitherto filing annual returns of property under the provisions of Rule 16 of AIS(Conduct)Rules, 1968. Proviso to Section 3(2) of Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of assets and the limits of Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014, mandates that even those AIS officers who have already filed returns of property under the provisions of the AIS(Conduct) Rules would also be required to file the revised declarations prescribed under the newly formulated Rules The extract of the proviso to Rule 3(2) is reproduced below;

Every public servant shall file declaration, information or return, as the case may be, regarding his assets and liabilities as on the 31” day of March every year, to the competent authority as referred to in clause(c) of sub-section 2, on or before 31st day of July of that year.

3. It is requested that the strict compliance to the provisions of Rule 3(2) of Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of assets and the limits of Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules. 2014, may be ensured. Further, as per the proviso to.2- Rule 3(2) supra instructions may be issued to ensure filing of revised declarations so that annual returns as on the 1 day of August, 2014 are Invariably filed by the AIS officers before the competent authority on or before 15.9.2014.

4. Formal amendment to the AIS(Conduct) Rules, 1968 will be made In due course

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Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Diwakar Nath Misra)
Director(Services)

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