IAS officers asked to file online IPRs

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JAMMU: The Government of J&K Union Territory has reminded the left out IAS officers for online filing of their Immovable Property Return (IPR).
“Pursuant to the instructions issued by Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India, regarding filing of Immovable Property Return (IPR) by the IAS officers, various circular instructions have been issued by the GAD from time to time. In terms of Rule 16(2) of AIS (Conduct) Rules, 1968, every member of the service is required to submit his/her annual Immovable Property Return (IPR) by 31st January of the next year, failure whereof constitutes good and sufficient reason for institution of disciplinary proceedings,” reads the circular.
An online module has been introduced with effect from January 1, 2017 in respect of IAS officers for online filling of IPR, it stated and added through this module, every IAS officer can submit his/her IPR either electronically or upload scanned copy of the manually filled in IPR.
This online module closes automatically after the prescribed timeline of 31st January of every year in respect of filing of IPR of preceding year. It has been observed that some IAS officers of the J&K cadre have not submitted their IPRs for the year 2018 and 2019 but have submitted hard copy manually in the General Administration Department, the circular stated.
Maintaining that in terms of the extant rules, the IAS officers have to necessarily file IPRs electronically as there is no provision for submission of the same manually, a Government circular in this regard reiterates that as per DoPT instruction, late submission of IPR results in denial of vigilance clearance.
The IAS officers working in connection with the affairs of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir are accordingly advised to observe these instructions in letter and spirit, read the circular.

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