Declaration Assets and Liabilities under LOKPAL – Clarification on Format

OM issued on filing of Annual Returns – Amendment to the Lokpal & Lokayuktas (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2014. The first return (as on l at August, 2014) under the Lokpal Act should be filed on or before the 30th April, 2015

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Personnel and Training issued an OM vide Ref.No.407/12/2014-AVD-IV-B dated 18.03.2015 regarding Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by Central Government Employees under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 enclosing necessary formats to be used for filing returns under the Act. The first return (as on l at August, 2014) under the Lokpal Act should be filed on or before the 30th April, 2015

Check the following links for important details and format of return to be filed under LOKPAL by Central Government Employees

NO.407/12/2014-AVD-IV-B
Government  of India
Ministry  of Personnel, Public Grievances  & Pensions
Department  of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi-:110001.
Dated the 18.03.2015.

Office  Memorandum

Subject:   Declaration   of Assets  and  Liabilities   by public  servants   under  section  44 of the   Lokpal  and  Lokayuktas   Act,  2013 – Clarification regarding formats   to be used for  filing returns under the Act.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s DO letter of even No. dated 29th   December, 2014   and the O.M.   of even No. dated  13th  January, 2015 regarding  furnishing of information relating to assets and liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013,  forwarding therewith copies of the Central Government’s notifications dated 26111 December, 2014 containing –

(a) Amendment to the Lokpal & Lokayuktas (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2014, for the purpose of extending the time limit for carrying out necessary changes in the relevant rules relating to different services from “three hundred and sixty days” to “eighteen months” , from the date on which the Act  came into ‘force, i.e., 16th January, 2014; and

(b) The Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Amendment Rules, 2014, extending the time limit for filing of revised returns  ( pi see proviso under sub- rule 2 of rule 3 of the principal rules) by all public servants from 31st December, 2014 to 30th April, 2015.

2.        In this regard, it is clarified that :-

(i)        The first return (as on 1st August, 2014) under the Lokpal Act  should be filed on or before the 30th April, 2015;

(ii)        The next annual return under the the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 for the year ending 31st March, 2015.should be filed on or before 31st July, 2015;  and

(iii)      The annual return for subsequent years as on 31s1 March every year should be filed on or before 31st July of that year.

3.         The  following    Assets  & Liabilities  Return  forms  (both  in English  and  Hindi)  are enclosed  herewith  as indicated  below:-

A.   Declaration    to be filed with  Return of Assets  and Liabilities  on First Appointment or as on the  31st  March, 20        (Under Sec 44 of the  Lokpal and Lokayuktas  Act, 2013.)  [Appendix-I    of the notification dated 14.07.2014].

(a)   FORM  No.  I  –  Details  of  Public  Servant,  his/  her  spouse  and  dependent children[Appendix-II    of the notification dated 14.07.2014].                             .

(b) Modified   FORM No. II – Statement  of movable property on first appointment  or as on the 31st March, 20 … [Appendix-1I  of the notification  dated  14.07.2014 as  modified vide  notification dated  26.12.2014].

(c)  FORM NO. III –  Statement  of immovable  property  on first appointment  or as on the 31st March,  20 …. (e.g. Lands, House, Shops,  Other  Buildings,  etc.) [Held by Public Servant,  his/her spouse  and dependent children]  [Appendix-II  of the notification  dated  14.07.2014].

(d) Modified    FORM  No.  IV  – Statement  of  Debts  and  Other  Liabilities  on first appointment or  as  on  31st March,  20 …….. [Appendix-1I    of  the  notification dated  14.07.2014  as modified   vide  notification    dated  26.12.2014].

4.       It  is  requested   to      ensure      that  all  officers  and  staff  in  your Ministry/ Departmental/ organizations file the said declarations/returns within  the prescribed time-limits, in the afore-mentioned  forms.

Enc:- As above.

Download NO.407/12/2014-AVD-IV-B dated 18.03.2015

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