Timely filing of Annual Immovable Property Return by Railway officers: Railway Board Order
भारत सरकार GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
रेल मंत्रालय MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(रेलवे बोर्ड FRAILWAY BOARD )
Rail Bhavan, New Delhi
The SDGMs/CVOs, Ne
All Indian Railways.
Sub: Timely filing of Annual Immovable Property Return by Railway officers — reg.
As you are aware, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) vide its guidelines dated 16.03.2022 has advised that timely filing of AIPR is a mandatory pre-condition for Vigilance clearance. Therefore, all Ministries/Departments/Organizations have been requested to ensure that all Officers, for whom vigilance input is solicited from the Commission, have filed AIPR within the stipulated time limit. Vigilance clearance shall be denied by the Commission 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 the extant instructions of the Government of India. Thus, it is. evident that filing of AIPR on time is a mandatory pre-condition for grant of vigilance clearance by CVC.
2. Subsequent to issue of above-mentioned instructions, while considering proposals of grant of vigilance clearance related to empanelment of Railway officers under Central Staffing Scheme, other higher-level appointments etc., it was noticed that a large number of officers had failed to file their AIPR for the previous year within the prescribed time limit. This. has been seen as a matter of concern. It is certainly an area where it is important that awareness be inculcated amongst officers so that they file their AIPR timely and avoid being in a Situation where higher-level appointments are negated on account of denial of vigilance clearance by CVC.
3. The matter has, accordingly, been. considered and the competent authority has a desired that SDGMs/CVOs should take necessary steps to disseminate the importance of filing of AIPR’ in: time by Railway officers through periodic circulars and training programmes. It would be appreciated that as a part of preventive vigilance, it becomes essential to put in place remedial measures to address the vulnerabilities in the systems and procedures. Special emphasis should be made to propagate this important message immediately since filing of AIPR for the ensuing year is to be done shortly.
4, Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged.