New Delhi: The government has made
disclosure of property details by IAS officers mandatory
before they are promoted and has also said that this
information will be put in the public domain.
"It has been decided that officers, who do not submit
the property return in time, would be denied vigilance
clearance and will not be considered for promotion and
empanelment for senior level posts in Government of India," a
recent circular by the Ministry of Personnel said.
"Government of India has also decided that the annual
property return as on January 1, 2011 of members of All India
Service and other group A central service officers will be
placed in the public domain," the circular added.
The circular has also asked all state governments,
central ministries and departments to comply with the new
circular by April 20.
The names of defaulting officers will be put up on the
website of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT),
the circular said.
Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officials, as per
their service rules, are required to submit their Immovable
Property returns (IPRs) in January every year.