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Non-submission of Wealth Statements

Warning to govt officials

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 26 July, 2021 12:00 AM
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Warning to govt officials

The Ministry of Public Administration has written a letter to all the ministries and departments to abide by the rules of submission of assets statement (decrease-increase) of government employees once in every five year as per the code of conduct.

Recently, the letter was sent from the Discipline and Inquiry Wing of the Ministry.

The letter, signed by Deputy Secretary at Ministry of Public Administration Nafisa Arefin, said that Rules 11, 12 and 13 of the Government Servants (Conduct) Rules, 1979 have given instructions on the acquisition, sale and filing of assets of government employees.

To ensure good governance, the Prime Minister has strongly directed all the ministries concerned to take necessary steps in this regard. In this situation, Sorkari Chakori Ain-2018 requires the submission of asset statements of all government officials working in the administrative ministry / department / subordinate bodies under their control, creation of database of those asset statements and obtaining permission from the ministry concerned to acquire and sell immovable property, the letter directed the Ministry of Public Administration to take immediate action on urgent basis through thorough compliance with Rules 11, 12 and 13 of the Code Government Servants (Conduct) Rules, 1979.

The letter also includes a sample application form for permission to purchase or acquire and sell land / house / flat / property of a government employee and a table for submission of existing asset statement.

A F M Hayatullah, Additional Secretary (Discipline and Inquiry Wing) Ministry of Public Administration, said that according to the Government Servants (Conduct) Rules, 1979, the details of increase and decrease of assets of government employees have to be submitted to his employing authority every five years. But it was seen that many people do not practise this properly.

This letter has been circulated for this reason. This will establish good governance and bring transparency and accountability in administration, he said.