Govt widens clauses in the annual disclosure statement of bureaucrats


In order to stem corruption amongst bureaucrats and police officers,  government has added the unusual clauses in the annual disclosure statement that the depeartment of personnel and training (DoPT) is seeking from public servants, including IAS and IPS officers.

Apart from disclosing details of deposits in foreign banks, they have been asked to list furniture, fixtures, antiques, paintings and electronic equipment (costing more than Rs 1 lakh) in their possession in their annual disclosure of assets and liabilities.

These changes in the ‘Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assests in Filing Returns) second amendment rules, 2014 were displayed on DoPT website yesterday.

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