Fresh rules for Central govt. employees to declare assets under Lokpal law yet to be notified: DoPT
The Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) has issued orders regarding the submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by public servants. This measure is aimed at promoting transparency and accountability among government officials and employees. The orders require all public servants to declare their assets and liabilities, including those of their spouse and dependent children, on an annual basis. The information provided in these declarations will be made available to the public and will be subject to scrutiny to ensure compliance with ethical and legal standards. This step is seen as a positive move towards creating a more transparent and accountable government system.
Dopt Orders on Submission of Assets & Liabilities by Public Servants
The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 – Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants
F. No. 21/2/2014-CS.I (PR)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
2 Floor, Loknayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Subject: The Lokpal and Lokayktas Act, 2013 — Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants
Ministries/ Departments may refer to CS.I Division, DoPTs OM. of even number dated 31st July 2014 and 9th September 2014 on the subject mentioned above.
2. The Government has since amended the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 vide Notification No G.S.R. 918(E) dated 26th December 2014. in terms of which, the last date of revised returns of assets and liabilities by public servants has been extended to 30th April 2015. The Notification is available on the website of this Department. Further, the Govt. have also modified Form No.11 and Form No.IV for filing of the returns. The revised formats are attached herewith. Accordingly, all the CSS Officers shall be required to file the revised declarations, information as on the 1.8.2014 by 30.4.2015.
3. The extended date and the modified formats for filing of the returns may be brought to the notice of all CSS Officers. Ministries / Departments are also requested to forward the declarations, information, returns submitted by US and above level officers of CSS to CS.I Division, DoPT for records.
What is Dopt Orders?
Dopt Orders is a directive issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) that requires public servants to submit a declaration of assets and liabilities to the government.
Who is required to submit this declaration?
All public servants, including civil servants, government employees, and other appointees of the government are required to submit a declaration of assets and liabilities.
Is there a format for submitting the declaration?
Yes, the declaration must be submitted in the format prescribed by DoPT.