Delhi H.C Grants Interim Ban on Providing Information about Assets Owned by Central Government Employees’ Spouses
The Delhi High Court has imposed an interim ban on one of the conditions of the Lokpal Act, which stipulates that in addition to the details of the properties owned by himself/herself, the Central Government employee must also submit information about the properties and assets owned by the spouse and children.
Since 2011, it has been made compulsory for higher officials to submit annual reports containing details of the immovable properties owned by them. But, now it was ordered as per the Lokpal Act, that all Central Government employees (Group A, B, and C) must submit the details of their properties and liabilities on or before September 15. The deadline has now been extended to 15th December 2014. And, collecting of these informations would be then be put up by the respective ministries on their website.