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Three lakh Bihar officials asked to declare assets

Around three lakh Bihar government officials have been directed to submit details of their immovable and movable assets by February 28.



Patna: Around three lakh Bihar government
officials have been directed to submit details of their
immovable and movable assets by February 28 that will be made
public online.

Bihar General Administration Department (GAD) Principal
Secretary Deepak Kumar told PTI that the department on January
6 circulated a notice asking the officials from grade 1 to 3,
excluding group 4 employees, to submit the details of their
assets to their respective heads of department by February 28.

Kumar said the details of the assets would be placed on
government websites. Under the exercise, all IAS, IPS, IFS
officials would have to submit the property details to GAD,
Home Department and Environment and Forests Department by end
of next monyj.

This is for the second year that the government has issued
the notification seeking details of properties of officials to
maintain transparency and rein in corruption.

He said that heads of the department have been asked to
disburse the February salary of these officials only after
verifying that they have submitted the details of their
assets within the stipulated period.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister SK
Modi and their 29 Cabinet colleagues have already declared
their assets and the information which were put on the
government websites on December 31 last year.

All the Principal Secretaries and Secretaries, Chairmen of
state Public Sector Undertakings, Boards and autonomous bodies
too have been asked to ensure strict adherence of the
government circulars in this connection, Kumar said.

PTI

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