Friday, 9 December 2016

Declaratin of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under amended Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 – regarding.





F.No. 21/2/2014-CS.I (U)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
CS-I (PR/CMS) Section
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
Dated December 08, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
 

Sub: Declaratin of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under amended Section 44 of the  
         Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 – regarding.

 

         The undersigned is directed to forward herewith this Department’s OM No:407/16/2016-AVD-IV(LP) dated 01.12.2016 regarding the furnishing of information relating to the assets and liabilities by public servants under Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (the Act).

2.      Contents of the said OM may please by brought to the notice of all concerned.

Encl: As above.

(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele: 24629412

To
The Director/Deputy Secretary (Administration /Establishment)
All the Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India through DoPT’s website.


No. 407/16/2016-AVD-IV(LP)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, the 1st December, 2016
Office Memorandum
 
Subject:       Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under amended section 44 of  
                     the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 – reg.

                The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 29th July, 2016 (copy enclosed) regarding the furnishing of information relating to assets and liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (the Act).

2.               In this regard it is stated that with the passing of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Amendment) Act, 2016 (copy enclosed), the Public Servants (Furnising of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabillites and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 and all the amendments made thereto have become redundant.

3.           The Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Amendment) Act,2016, as referred to above, substitutes the provision of section 44 of the Principal Act by the following new prevision:-
              
          “44. On and from the date of commencement of this Act, every pblic servant shall make a   
           declaration of his assets and liabilities in such form and manner as may be prescribed.”

4.               Thus, under the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabillities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in “Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 there is no requirement for filing of declarations of assets and liabilities by public servants now. The Government is in the process of finalizing a fresh set of rules. The said rules will be notified in due course to prescribe the form, manner and timelines for filing of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants under the revised provision of the said Act. Allpublic servants will henceforth be required to file the declarations as may be prescribed by the fresh set of rules.
(Rakesh Kumar)
Director
Tele: 23093180
To

1. All Secretaries to the Govt. of India (as per standard mailing list)
2. All Chief Secretaries of State Governments
3. All Administrators of the Union Territories

Copy for information and with a request for similar action, forwarded to:

(i) Secretary General, Lok Sabha
(ii) Secretary General, Rajya Sabha
(iii) Comptroller and Auditor General of India
(iv) Secretary, Election Commission of India

Copy also to:

EO(PR)/Director(CS.I)/Deputy Secretary (CS.II), DoPT
(Rakesh Kumar)
Director 

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