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450 IAS fail to declare assets

Notwithstanding a government order to make public their assets by May end, 450 IAS officers and 461 officers upto the rank of Under Secretary are yet to comply with the directive.



New Delhi: Notwithstanding a government
order to make public their assets by May end, 450 IAS officers
and 461 officers upto the rank of Under Secretary are yet to
comply with the directive.

The Department of Personnel and Training has made
public the list of defaulting officers and directed the
concerned ministries, where they are attached, to issue show
cause notices to them and make notings in their performance
appraisal reports.

The Centre had asked all ministries, through repeated
reminders, to ask the officers to declare their property
returns before May 31 so that they can be made public on the
web site.

The Department of Personnel has now made public the
list of defaulting IAS as well as officers of Central
Secretariat Services on its web site.
DOPT has also written to all ministries to submit
their compliance reports on whether all the group A officers
have submitted their property returns and whether they have
been placed in public domain.

The department in a circular had asked the Chief
Secretaries of all states and all the ministries to direct IAS
officers to submit their wealth details by April 20.

"It has been decided that annual property returns as
on January 1, 2011 of the All India Service and of group A
Central Service Officers will be placed in public domain.
Officers who do not submit their property return in time will
be denied vigilance clearance and will not be considered for
promotion and empanelment to senior level posts in government,
the circular issued on April 4 this year said.

PTI

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