IAS officials asked to submit details of assets; by Jan 31 of ’18; heres why
In what could be regarded as an ultimatum to the IAS officers across the country, they have been asked to submit details of their assets by next month.
Failing the deadline could adversely impact the their career as it would lead to a denial of vigilance clearances needed for promotions and foreign postings.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has written to all Central government departments, states and union territories asking them to ensure submission of Immovable Property Returns (IPRs) by IAS officers working with them by January 31, 2018.
According to the 2011 instructions, officers who did not submit their IPR as on January 1, 2018, on time would be denied vigilance clearances and will not be considered for promotions and empanelment for senior-level posts in the government of India.
An online module has been designed for the purpose of filing of the IPR. Officers have the option of uploading the hard copy of the IPR by January 31 in the online module, the December 22 letter said.
As per latest data on the DoPT’s site, there are 5,004 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers working across the country. >