Declaration of Assets and Liabilities under Lokpal – Central Government employees exempted

| December 11, 2016

Declaration of Assets and Liabilities under Lokpal by Central Government Employees – No need for filing return now with the passing of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Amendment) Act, 2016

DoPT OM on filing of Declaration of assets and liabilities under Lokpal Act by Central Government Employees.

F. No. 21/2/2014-cs.l (U)
Government cf India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
CS-l (PR/CMS) Section

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
Dated December 08, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under amended Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act. 2013 – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith this Department’s OM dated 01.122016 regarding the furnishing of
information relating to the assets and liabilities by public servants under Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act. 2013 (the Act).

2.Contents of the said 0M may please be brought to the notice of all concerned

Encl: As above.

(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary to the Government Of India

No: 407/16/2016 – AVD – IV (LP)

 

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi, 01.12.2016

Office Memorandum

Subject : Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by Public Servants under amended Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 – Reg

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 29th July 2016 (copy enclosed) regarding the furnishing of information relating to assets and liabilities by public servants under Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayukatas Act, 2013 (the Act).

In this regard it is stated that with the passing of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Amendment) Act, 2016 (copy enclosed) 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 all amendments made thereto have become redundant.

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Amendment) Act 2016 as referred to above substitutes the provision of section 44 of the Principal Act by the following new Provision:-

” 44. On and from the date of commencement of this Act, every public servant shall make a declaration of his assets and liabilities in such form and manner as may be prescribed.”

Thus, under 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 there is no requirement for filing of declarations of assets and liabilities by public servants now. The Government is in the process of finalising a fresh set of rules. The said rules will be notified in due course to prescribe the form, manner and timelines of filing of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants under the revised provision of said Act. All public servants will henceforth be required to file the declarations as may be prescribed by the fresh set of rules.


(Rakesh Kumar)

Director

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