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Returns filed under Lokpal Act, 2013

         Government has notified the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of assets and the limits of Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 on 14.7.2014. The same is available on DoPT’s website at http://persmin.nic.in-DoPT-Lokpal.

2.        As per DoPT’s letter no. 11017/03/2014-AIS III dated 4.8.2014, AIS officers were hitherto filing annual returns of property under the provision 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.

3.        In terms of Rule 3(2) of Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of assets and the limits of Examption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014, 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.

4.         This Ministry has implemented an application namely Property Related Information System (PRISM) for online filing of returns of assets and liabilities by the IPS officers under SPARROW. The members of service are now required to file the above returns in revised formats circulated to all concerned vide this Ministry Letter No. 26012/01/2014-IPS-II dated 14.1.2015. Now the timelines for filing these returns are as follows:-

         i)          The first return of assets and liabilities as on 1st August, 2014 –   on or before the 31st

                      December, 2016.

         ii)         The annual return of assets and liabilities as on 31st March, 2015 – on or before the 31st

                      December, 2016.

         iii)        The annual return of assets and liabilities as on 31st March, 2016 should be filed on or before

                     31st December, 2016.

Note:-As regards filing of returns of Assets and Liabilities under Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, it is stated that the DoPT vide their O.M. no, 407/16/2016-AVD-IV(LP) dated 01.12.2016 have informed that there is no requirement for filing of such returns now. The Government is in the process of finalising a fresh set of rules. DoPT have further informed that the said rules will be notified in due course to prescribe the form, manner and timeliness for filing of declaration of Assets and Liabilities by the public servants under the revised provision of the said Act.

Related Orders/Instructions

  • Declaration of Assests and Liabilities by AIS officers under Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act,2013 reg.
  • MHA letter dated 09.08.2016-Declaration of Assests and Liabilities by AIS officers under Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act,2013 - extension of last date - on or before 31.12.2016- Reg.
  • MHA letter dated 06.04.2016- Declaration of Assests and Liabilities by AIS officers  under Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act,2013-Revised format of Return-extension of last date - on or before 15.4.2016-Reg.
  • Gazette Notification dated 08.09.2014 issued by DOPT in respect of Annual Returns of Assets and Liabilities -Reg.
  • Gazette Notification  dated 14.07.2014 issued by DOPT in respect of Annual Returns of Assets and Liabilities -Reg.
  • MHA letter dated 26.08.2014-regarding filing of Annual Returns of Assets and Liabilities by IPS officer-on or before 15.09.2014-Reg.
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