Timely submission of Annual Property Returns
DOPT has issued an office memorandum regarding submission of Annual Immovable Property Return by Central Secretariat Service Officers. It is emphasized by DOPT that IPR has to be filed by the officer concerned in respect of a calender year by 31st January of the following year and that complete information for the property has to be reported.
The relevant Office Memorandum of DOPT is reproduced herewith.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Dated 4th January 2012
Subject: Submission of Immovable property return for the year (as on 01.01.2012) by the Central Secretariat Service Officers – Instructions regarding.
CS.I division in this Department is the cadre controlling authority in respect of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) officers. Ministries/Departments are well aware that the Annual Immovable Property return (IPR) in respect of CSS Officers of Under Secretary and above level is maintainined by this Division. The IPR is required to be furnished to this Division in respect of a Calendar year by 31st January of the following year. However, it has been observed that in respect of the years 2009 and 2010, officers have not adhered to the due date and in several cases the IPRs were received in the Division much later only after repeated reminders. It has also been observed that in several cases the IPRs did not reflect the complete details of the property and only indicated “same as previous year” or “no change” etc. and hence did not provide the complete information.
2. Attention is also invited to this Department’s O.M.No:11012/11/2007-Estt.A dated 27th September, 2011 notifying that Class A officers who do not submit the property return by the prescribed time would be denied vigilance clearance and will not be considered for promotion and empanelment for senior level posts in Government of India.
3. The IPR for the year 2011 is required to be furnished by 31.01.2012 in the format annexed. While furnishing the IPRs it may be ensured that usage of phrases such as “same as previous year” or “no change” are not used and full particulars of the immovable property inherited/owned/acquired or held are furnished.
4. Administrative Ministries/Departments are therefore requested that contents of this O.M may be brought to the notice of all CSS officers working under their control. They should also ensure that the IPR for the year 2011 is submitted within the stipulated time by all the CSS Officers and sent to this Division latest by 28.02.2012 for records.