Over 560 IPS officers yet to submit asset details

Union Home Ministry has received details of Immovable Property Returns (IPR) of 152 officers out of the 713 who had not done so.

New Delhi: After directing states to furnish property records of IPS officers, the Union Home Ministry has received details of Immovable Property Returns (IPR) of 152 officers out of the 713 who had not done so.
The MHA had displayed the list of defaulters on its
website last month but a faux pas was detected as the list
carried names of even those officers who had retired.

The list initially had 864 names and after it was amended,
713 officers were shown as not having submitted their property

Thereafter, the Ministry received representations from a
number of officers stating that they had submitted their
details to concerned state governments who were yet to forward
the same.

The MHA then wrote to all state governments asking them to
expedite the IPR of the IPS officers failing which the
officers would not be considered for any promotions, ministry
sources said.
They said every IPS officer is required to fill forms
attached to their Performance Appraisal Report (PAR) and
submit it to the reporting authority.

While submitting their PARs, the IPS officer should submit
the property returns for 2011 as on January 1, 2012 to the
state government by January 31, 2012.

The revised list still contains names of Uttar Pradesh and
Bihar Directors General of Police Brij Lal and Abhay Anand,
both of whom have failed to submit their IPR for 2010.

Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who has openly revolted
against Chief Minister Narendra Kumar Modi, is also among the
total sanctioned strength of 3,393 officers.

Bihar still tops the list of defaulting IPS officers as 84
of the sanctioned strength of 156 have not submitted the list,
while Andhra Pradesh has an outstanding of only six officers
who have failed to provide information out of the sanctioned
strength of 185.

Uttar Pradesh, which has a sanctioned strength of 335 IPS
officers, accounts for 63 officers who have not submitted
their IPRs.

The decision to deny vigilance clearance to IPS officers
who do not submit their IPRs has been taken by the MHA after
it was found that their property returns were not received by
the Centre.

A vigilance clearance is mandatory for any officer to get
promotion or any assignment on deputation - both within and
outside the country.


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