Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi-110001.
Dated the 18.03.2015.
Subject : Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 — Clarification regarding formats to be used for filing returns under the Act.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s DO letter of even No. dated 29th December, 2014 and the O.M. of even No. dated 13th January, 2015 regarding furnishing of information relating to assets and liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, forwarding therewith copies of the Central Government’s notifications dated 26th December, 2014 containing —
(a) Amendment to the Lokpal & Lokayuktas (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2014, for the purpose of extending the time limit for carrying out necessary changes in the relevant rules relating to different services from “three hundred and sixty days” to “eighteen months” , from the date on which the Act came into force, i.e., 16th January, 2014; and
(b) The Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Amendment Rules, 2014, extending the time limit for filing of revised returns (pl. see provison under sub- rule 2 of rule 3 of the principal rules) by all public servants from 31st December 2014 to 30th April, 2015.
- In this regard, it is clarified that :- The first return (as on1st August, 2014) under the Lokpal Act should be filed on or before the 30th April, 2015;
(ii) The next annual return under the the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 for the year ending 31st March, 2015 should be filed on or before 31st July, 2015; and
The annual return for subsequent years as on 31′ March every year should be filed on or before 31 6t July of that year.
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