Lokpal Declaration By Central Government Employees – Last Date Extended Up To 31st Dec

Declaration of Assets and Liabilities under Lokpal by Central Government Employees – Last date extended upto 31st December 2016.

All Central Government Employees including Group C Employees are presently under obligation to file declaration of Assets and Liabilities of self, spouse and children under Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act. Earlier, the last date for filing the declaration was fixed as 31st July 2016.

Now, the last date has been extended up to 31st December 2016. In this regard, the text of the gazette notification issued by the DoPT is reproduced below.

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)
NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 29th July, 2016.

G.S.R.747(E).––In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with clause (k) and clause (m) of sub-section (2) of section 59 read with section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (1 of 2014), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend 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, namely:––

1.     (1) These rules may be called the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Second Amendment Rules, 2016.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2.    In 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, in rule 3, in sub-rule (2),-

(a) in the first proviso, for the words and figures “on or before the 31st day of July, 2016”, the words and figures “on or before the 31st day of December, 2016” shall be substituted;

(b) in the second proviso, for the words and figures ” on or before the 31st day of July, 2016″, the words and figures “on or before the 31st day of December, 2016” shall be substituted;

(c) after the second proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided also that the public servants who have filed declarations, information and annual returns of property under the provisions of the rules applicable to such public servants, shall file the revised declarations, information or as the case may be, annual returns as on the 31st day of March, 2016, to the competent authority on or before the 31st day of December, 2016.” .

[ F.No.407/16/2016-AVD-IV(LP)]
JISHNU BARUA, Jt. Secy.

Note.––The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide notification number G.S.R. 501(E), dated the 14th July, 2014 and subsequently amended vide notification numbers G.S.R. 638(E), dated the 8th September, 2014, G.S.R. 918(E), dated the 26th December, 2014, G.S.R. 322(E), dated the 27th April, 2015, G.S.R. 536(E), dated the 3rd July, 2015, G.S.R. 776(E), dated the 12th October, 2015 and G.S.R. 414(E), dated the 11th April, 2016.

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