New Delhi: The Government has directed All
India Services officers to file their latest immovable
property details on time failing which they would be denied
promotion and empanelment to senior level postings.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has also
asked senior bureaucrats to avoid words like "same as previous
years" and "no change" and directed them to provide full
information when submitting Immovable Property Returns (IPR).
The DoPT observed that in respect of years 2009 and 2010,
officers have not adhered to the due date and in several
cases, the IPRs were received by the Department much after the
time line and only after repeated reminders. It advised them
to furnish the IPRs by January 31.
"While furnishing the IPRs, it may be ensured that usage
of phrases such as `same as previous years` or `no change` are
not done and full particulars of the immovable property
inherited/owned/acquired or held are furnished," it said in
the latest circular.
The DoPT said that the officers "who do not submit the
property returns by the prescribed time would be denied
vigilance clearance and will not be considered for promotion
and empanelment for senior level posts in Government
The cadre strength for Indian Administrative Service
(IAS) is 4,356 while it is 4,720 for Indian Police Service