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Babus asked to declare their assets by April 15

DoPT has warned employees that there will be no furter extention in the date

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Apr 4 2016 2:32PM | Updated Date: Apr 4 2016 2:32PM

Babus asked to declare their assets by April 15

 All central government employees have been asked to mandatorily file details of their assets and liabilities, including those of their spouse and dependent children, for past two years by April 15, as required under the Lokpal Act. 

 
The declarations under the Lokpal law are in addition to similar ones filed by the employees under various services rules. 
 
An employee has to give details of deposits in foreign bank accounts, expensive paintings, antiques, furnitures, electronic equipments, movable assets, insurance, bonds, shares and mutual funds, among others, in the declaration. 
 
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has recently written to secretaries of all central government ministries to ensure that the employees working under them declare details of their assets. 
 
"The declarations and returns for the years 2014 and 2015 are required to be filed by all public servants by April 15, 2016 mandatorily," the DoPT said in a communique. 
 
For 2016, they have to file another return of their assets by July 31, this year, it said. 
 
There are about 50 lakh central government employees. The DoPT has already made it clear that there will be no extension in the last date of filing the returns.