F. No. 11013/7/2014-Estt.(A-III)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi — 110001
Dated : 26 October-2015
Subject: Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 and the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 - Submission of Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by the Public Servant for each year - Regarding
The undersigned is directed to refer to the O.M. of even number dated the 23rd July, 2015 on the above subject wherein the time lines for filing returns regarding assets and liabilities were laid down. It was mentioned therein that all Government servants i.e. belonging to Group A , B , C and erstwhile Group D are now required to furnish the declaration of their assets and liabilities in the formats prescribed under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 ('the Act').
2. Vide the Order No. 407/12/2014-AVD-IV(B) dated 30.4.2014 the date for filing returns under the Act was extended in view of the difficulties faced in filing returns under the Act and the need to simplify the forms and the process in which public servants are required to make a declaration of assets and liabilities. Vide the Order No. 407/12/2014- AVD-IV(B) dated 12th October, 2015, the deadline for filing these returns has again been extended up to 15th April, 2016 as the circumstances enumerated in the earlier orders which necessitated extension still continue.
3. In view of the difficulty faced in filing returns under the formats prescribed under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, it has been decided that the Annual Property Returns required to be filed under the CCS(Conduct) Rules, 1964 for the year 2015 which are required to be filed by the 31st January, 2016, may be filed in the forms prescribed under the CCS(Conduct) Rules, 1964. The returns would be required to be filed by all the Government servants belonging to Group 'A', 'B', 'C' and erstwhile Group 'D'.