New Delhi, Nov 21: Toughening its stand on IPS officers who fail to submit their immovable property returns by January 31, next year, government has decided to deny promotion to them.
The decision to deny vigilance clearance to those IPS officers who do not submit their IPRs has been taken by the Home Ministry after it was found that the property returns of 713 officers for the year 2010 (as on 1.1.2011) had not been received by the government.
A vigilance clearance is mandatory for any officer to get a promotion or any deputational assignment - both within and outside the country. After several reminders to the state governments, the names of officers whose property returns have not been received by the central government was put on the MHA website.
On November 4, the Home Ministry had asked state governments to ensure that IPS officers in their cadre submit their IPRs by January 31, 2012.
The ministry had shot off letters to the states saying every IPS officer is required to fill forms attached to their performance appraisal report and submit them.
While submitting their PARs, the IPS officers have been asked to submit property returns for 2011 as on January 1, 2012 to the state government by January 31.
The decision to deny vigilance clearance to those IPS officers who do not submit their IPRs has been taken by the home ministry after it was found that the property returns of 713 officers for 2010 had not been received by the Centre.