Monday, May 23, 2011

Government to take disciplinary action against officers not submitting their immovable properties

THE government has warned that it would take disciplinary action to those officers who have failed to submit their Immovable Property Returns despite several reminders and release of their names in public domain. The DoPT has released the names of 487 officers who did not submit their 2010 Immovable Property Returns as on May 12, 2011. They were supposed to submit their list of immovable properties by January 31, 2011.
The list of 336 defaulting officers who did not file their 2009 returns was also made public along with a DoPT circular dated May 16, 2011. All the officers belong to Central Secretariat Services and are now posted in various Central government departments including home, defence, UPSC etc. They are at the rank of deputy secretary, director and joint secretaries.
The DoPT took up the issue of non-furnishing of Immovable Property Returns in a meeting dated April 28, 2011. “The ministries and departments are advised to obtain the IPRs (Immovable Property Returns) of the defaulting officers and if necessary initiate disciplinary action for non-submission,” said a DoPT circular.

CBI may question senior IAS J Phatak next week
The Central Bureau of Investigation probing the Adarsh Housing Society scam may question 1978 batch Maharashtra cadre IAS officer Jairaj Phatak. Phatak was the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner when permissions were reportedly granted to increase the height of the controversial building. Phatak has refuted the allegations. His son was allotted a flat there. A number of other bureaucrats are also accused in the same case.

3 bureaucrats make into Chevening Gurukul
The bureaucrats who have been selected for Chevening Gurukul Leadership programme are:
a) Devi Yesodharan, Senior Manager Policy Research, Unique Identification Authority of India
b) Gaurav Dwivedi, senior Deputy Director, LBSNAA
c) Munna Prasad Gupta, deputy Inspector General of Police, Criminal Investigation Department-CID, government of Assam
They have figured in the list of 12 outstanding future leaders selected by the British government. They will be trained in London.

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