More than 1800 IAS Officers failed to disclose their fixed assets to the government within the given period this year. All the officials of Indian Administrative Services (IAS) are ordered to submit the details of their Immovable Property Returns (IPRs) of that year by the end of January next year.
However, as per the data released by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), more than 1,856 IAS officers failed to submit their returns for 2016. Out of them, 255 are from Uttar Pradesh cadre, 153 from Rajasthan, 118 from Madhya Pradesh, 82 officers from Karnataka, 81 from Andhra Pradesh, 74 from Bihar, 56 from Gujarat, 52 from Haryana failed to submit their details.
55 from Jharkhand, 51 from Jammu and Kashmir, 50 from Tamil Nadu, 38 from Kerala, 43 from Nagaland, 33 from Uttaranchal, 29 from Sikkim and 26 from Telangana, 72 from Odisha and 72 from Assam-Meghalaya, 70 from Punjab cadre haven’t revealed their asset details. 67 from Maharashtra, 64 from Manipur-Tripura and 60 from Himachal Pradesh 109 from West Bengal and 104 from Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories(AGMUT) have not unfolded their property details.
A total number of IAS officials in our country is 6500 out of which 1450 are promotion posts, and 5004 IAS officials are working in various positions within the country.
This is not the first time IAS officers haven’t disclosed their assets. In 2015 the year 1527 officers, 1537 in 2014, 1461 in 2013 and 1764 in 2012, 2150 in 2011 and 2418 in 2010 also failed to submit the details of their liabilities. We can say that the number has reduced a lot in the year 2016.
As per the guidelines, the officials are expected to submit all the details regarding their assets, liabilities every year to the government. The officers also need to have permissions from the central government to accept gifts worth more than Rs. 5000. They are also supposed to inform the government before accepting gifts worth more than Rs. 25000 from friends or family too.
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