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    Posted on 03 October 2011

    Promotion only for officers who file property returns

    Iftikhar Gilani
    New Delhi

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    SEEKING TO move on with its efforts to promote transparency, the union government has issued a notification saying promotions would be denied to officers who do not submit immovable property returns of the previous year by January 31 every year.

    The move is being seen as one of a series of steps the government is contemplating after Anna Hazare and his fast brought the anticorruption campaign to the centrestage.

    The notification says officers would be denied ‘vigilance clearance’ and would not be considered for empanelment for senior-level posts in the government of India. Vigilance clearance is essential for promotions.

    The decision applies to all members of the central civil services and government posts under the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964.

    As many as 487 officers have not submitted Immovable Property Returns of 2010 so far. They were to submit this list January 31, 2011. The list of 336 defaulting officers who did not file their 2009 returns has also been made public by the dopt.

    The defaulting officers belong to central secretariat services and are posted in central government departments including home, defence, the UPSC, etc. They are of the rank of deputy secretary, director and joint secretary.



    Iftikhar Gilani is Special Correspondent with Tehelka.com.
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