Submission of Annual Immovable Property Return is mandatory for “Vigilance Clearance”, which used in DPC: DoP&T OM dated 27-09-2011
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, Dated 27th September,2011
Subject: Guidelines regarding grant of ‘Vigilance Clearance’ to members of Central Civil Services / Posts.
The undersigned is directed to say that it has been decided by the Government that officers who have not submitted the Annual Immovable Property Returns by the prescribed time would be denied vigilance clearance and will not be considered for empanelment for senior level posts in Government of India.
Accordingly, in this Department’s OM No. 11012/11/2007-Estt.A dated 14.12.2007 (Hindi), laying down guidelines regarding grant of vigilance clearance to members of Central Civil Services / Posts, in para 2 a new sub-para (f) will be inserted as under:
(f) Vigilance clearance shall be denied to an officer if he fails to submit his annual immovable property return of the previous year by 31st January of the following year, as required under Government of India decisions under Rule 18 of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rule, 1964.
Under Secretary to the Government of India