DoPT clarifies status of old rules for declaration of assets and liabilities

The DoPT has clarified that officials are no longer required to file their declaration of assets and liabilities under the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act of 2013 and the rules framed there under in 2014. Since a fresh Lokpal and Lokayukta Act was passed in 2016, new rules would be framed thereunder and only when these rules are notified, civil servants would be required to file declarations of their assets and liabilities.
This clarification has come in time when civil servants were generally uncertain about the legal status of the rules notified under the 2013 Lokpal and Lokayukta Act.

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