J&K / New Delhi: Apparently all politicians and bureaucrats are very concerned about the welfare of common masses but hardly know about the issue and causes thereupon which haunt the Aam Admi. For instance, state administration of Jammu and Kashmir does not know actual number of active terrorists. Similar is the case with all the security and military agency to which Home Minister have had to issue notice to all stake holders to report with actual number of active terrorists couple of months ago.
Similar saga is being repeated in the case Indian Administrative Officers (IAS). DoPT says that 96 IAS officers failed to submit details but state government differs by saying that all 79 had submitted the details in due period of time.
Referring to news report regarding “non-submission of Immoveable Property Returns (IPRs) by 96 IAS officers of J&K Cadre” Jammu and Kashmir Government clarified that IAS officers are required to submit IPRs in terms of Rule 16(2) of All India Service (Conduct) Rules, 1968, latest by 31st January, to Cadre Controlling Authority and majority of them have met the procedure. GAD spokesperson has clarified that 79 IAS officers of J&K Cadre have submitted their IPRs well in time, i.e. by 31st January, 2013, to General Administration Department, Civil Secretariat, Jammu and the same have been uploaded at IPR portal of the DoPT website. The news reports mentioning names of the defaulters, therefore, need to be corrected.
Earlier, DoPT had indicated that over 1,000 IAS officers have failed to submit their immovable property returns (IPR) to Government within the stipulated time frame this year of which 96 belongs to Jammu and Kashmir cadre. Total sanctioned strength of IAS is 6,217, including 1,339 promotion posts. Of these, 4,737 officers are in position. An all-India service officer is bound to file property returns of a year by January end of the following year, failing which promotion and empanelment to senior level postings may be denied. Besides, there are 107 IAS officers who have not submitted their IPRs for 2011. As many as 198 IAS officials did not give their property details for 2010. “A circular has already been sent to all cadre controlling authorities to inform them about timely submission of their IPRs,” said an official of the DoPT, which acts as a nodal agency for administrative matters of the IAS officers, reported PTI on March 10.
Now, who is right and who is right is the basic question. Is there any authority to ask the babus as to why there is difference in numbers and also why & who is responsible for the wrong reporting? If erring babus would be identified or the issue would be subjected a clerical mistake and counted as setteled once for all till next year.