Declaration of Assets and Liabilities under Lokpal Act – Time Extended
Declaration of Assets and Liabilities under Lokpal Act – Time Extended as process of amending existing rules and framing the procedure yet to be completed
All Central Government Employees who are required to declared their assets under Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act 2013, on or before 15.08.2014, get more time now to file necessary returns prescribed under the Lokpal
As per the Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2014 notified on 15.02.2014, a time period of 180 days from the date of coming into force of the provisions of the said Act i.e., 15.07.2014 has been allowed for modification or amendment of the relevant rules and also for framing of appropriate rules under section 44 of the Act.
Section 44 of the said Act also requires furnishing of information relating to assets and liabilities, existing employees within a period of 30 days from the date of coming into force of the Act.
Hence, as per above mentioned provisions, all Central Government Employees were required to file Declaration of assets and liabilities / Property Return under prescribed forms on or before 15.08.2014
Click here to read the earlier DOPT order dated 20.03.2014 for declaration of assets and liabilities Government Employees under Lokpal Act 2013
Click here to check what are all the properties to be declared and format of the declarations / Forms required to be filed
Now, DOPT issued order dated 14.07.2014 to extend the time of (180 days) permitted under Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 for the purpose of framing the rules and procedures and make necessary modifications in the existing rules for filing property returns, to 270 days. It is also mentioned in the said order that since the process of harmonization of the existing rules with the provisions of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 is likely to take time beyond the period notified, it was proposed to extend the time.
Note.( Click here to read the earlier DOPT order dated 20.03.2014 )—The Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2014 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide notification number S.O. 409(E), dated 15th February, 2014.
Download DOPT order 407/12/2014-AVD-IV(B) dated 14.07.2014