Govt issues gazette notification for filing of revised Lokpal IPR returns by Oct 15

New Delhi: The BJP-led central government issued a gazette notification for public servants to file revised details of their assets and liabilities by October 15 this year under the provisions of the Lokpal Act.

Personnel Secretary Sanjay Kothari
Personnel Secretary Sanjay Kothari
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has issued the gazette notification G.S.R.536(E) on July 3, asking all public servants, who have filed their annual property returns, to “file the revised declarations, information or as the case may be, annual returns as on the 31 day of March, 2015, to the competent authority on or before the 15th day of October, 2015.”

The declarations under the Lokpal Act are in addition to the ones filed by the public servants under various service rules applicable to them.

As per the rules notified under the Lokpal Act, every public servant shall file details of assets and liabilities, including those of their spouse, as on March 31 every year, on or before July 31 of that year.

For 2014, the last date for filing returns was September 15, which was later extended to December-end, then till April 30, and now up to October 15 this year.

All Group A, B and C employees are supposed to file a declaration under the new rules.

Employees need to give details like cash in hand, bank deposits, investment in bonds, debentures, shares and units in companies or mutual funds, insurance policies, provident fund, personal loans and advance given to any person or entity, among others.

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