FSSAI has stated that strict action may be taken against employees who fail to submit the Immovable Property returns in time or furnish wrong information. Notably, the provision of Clause (ii), Sub-rule (1) of Rule 18 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964, and DOPT OM dated 05 Jan 2016 highlights that “Every Government servant belonging to any service or holding any post included in Group ‘A’, Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ shall submit an annual return in such form as may be prescribed by the Government in this regard giving full particulars regarding the immovable property inherited by him or owned or acquired by him or held by him on lease or mortgage either in his own name or in the name of any member of his family or in the name of any other person.”
FSSAI has also apprised the DoP&T O.M. No. 11013/12/93-Estt.(A) dated the 24th January, 1994 which stipulates that failure on the part of a Government servant to comply with the requirement of the aforesaid rule can form good and sufficient reason for instituting disciplinary proceedings against him/her.
In this wake it is also pivotal to mention that as per DoP&T OM No. 11013/3/20111- Estt.(A) dated 23rd September, 2013, IPRs (to be submitted by 31 st January each year) of Group ’A’ are to be placed in public domain by 31st March of that year.
The FSSAI has requested all the Officers(Regular/Deputation) holding Group ‘A’, Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ posts and working in Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to ensure that their duly filled Immovable Property Return for the year 2021(as on 31.12.2021) should reach to HR Division on or before 31.01.2022 in the prescribed Proforma(enclosed) in triplicate. Even if the information is Nil, a ‘NIL’ returns may invariably be submitted. While furnishing the IPRs, it may be ensured that usage of phrases such as “same as previous year” or “No change” is to be avoided.
To get more details and statement of immovable property return for the year 2021 ( as on 31.12.2021) click on the link below:
Office Memorandum related to submission of Immovable Property Return (IPR) for the year 2021