The Cabinet gave ex-post facto approval to a proposal to amend the Lokpal Act on Wednesday to exempt central government employees and NGOs executives from filing details of assets of their spouses and children.
The Lok Sabha has swiftly passed a bill to allow an extension of the July 31 deadline for 50 lakh central government employees and directors and trustees in NGOs to declare their assets.
DOPT Office Memorandum dated 12.04.2016 stipulates that last date for filing return as on 01.08.2014, 31.03.2015 and 31.03.2016 is 31.07.2016
Since Lokpal and Lokayuktas Amendment bill 2014 is pending before parliament it was expected that filing return under lokpal may be extended. Now DOPT has extended the last date for filing return to 31st July 2016
The existing Lokpal Act requires that all Group A, Group B and Group C Central Government Employees to file declaration of assets and liabilities of self, spouse and children every year
The first return as on 1st August, 2014 and next return as on 31st March 2015, under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 should be filed on or before the 15th April, 2016. The annual return as on 31st March, 2016 under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 should be filed on or before the 31th July, 2016.
In addition to Annual Property Return which has to be filed under Conduct Rules by Central Government Employees, return under Lokpal has to be filed by all Central Govt Employees
Railway Employees who has to submit Assets and Liabilities under Lokpal Act may submit their return on or before 15.04.2016. Railway Board has issued order in line with DoPT orders. Public Servants have to furnish Information of Assets and Liabilities as per Lokpal Amendment Rules, 2014
Last date for submission is declaration under The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 has been extended up to 15.04.2016 – Railway Board, Ministry of Railways issued communication.
Last date of filing of declaration under Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act extended – Gazette released
Unless Govt is coming up with an OM for extension of last date for filing return under Lokpal before 15th October 2015, as it was done four times earlier, all Group A, Group B and Group C Central Government Employees will have to file the declaration on or before 15th October 2015
Persmin advised CSS cadre officers to file their Declaration of assets and liabilities under Lokpal Act through online at cscms.nic.in on or beofre 15.10.2015.
Last Date for filing Declaration of Assets and Liablities by all Central Government Emplyees under Lokpal is 15th October 2015 – DOPT letter to all Ministries and Government Departments
All Central Government Employees in Group A, Group B and Group C will have to file Lokpal Returns as on 15th October 2014 and as on 31st March 2015 on or before 15th October 2015
All Group A, B and C Central Governement Employees to file Declaration of Assets and Liabilities under Lokpal