May 22, Monday : Over 1,800 IAS officers failed to disclose their immovable assets to the government during this year, news agency PTI reported.
According to rule All IAS officers are mandated to submit their Immovable Property Returns by January-end of the current year, whosoever fails to do so their promotion can be canceled.
As per Department of Personnel and Training data, approximately 1,856 IAS officers failed to submit their returns for the year 2016.
Among the defaulters, the highest of 255 such officers belongs to Uttar Pradesh cadre, 153 from Rajasthan, 109 from West Bengal, 118 from Madhya Pradesh, and 104 from Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre.
Apart from this, the officers need to take consent from the ruling central government before receiving gifts of over Rs 5000. Not only this, if they are accepting gifts over Rs 25,000 even from their close aides then also they have to inform the government.
There are 82 IAS officers from Karnataka cadre, 81 from Andhra Pradesh, 74 from Bihar, 72 each from Odisha and Assam- Meghalaya, 70 from Punjab, 67 from Maharashtra, 64 from Manipur-Tripura and 60 from the Himachal Pradesh cadre who have not submitted the IPR for 2016, according to the DoPT data.
As many as 56 IAS officers of Gujarat cadre, 55 of Jharkhand, 52 from Haryana, 51 of Jammu and Kashmir, 50 from Tamil Nadu, 43 of Nagaland, 38 of Kerala, 33 from Uttaranchal 29 from Sikkim and 26 from Telangana have also not submitted their IPRs, it stated.