JAMMU, Mar 17: Jammu and Kashmir Government has granted a last and final opportunity to its employees to submit their Annual Property Returns (APRs) for the year 2021.
In a fresh notification issued today, General Administration Department said those employees which have failed to submit their APRs within stipulated timeline, are given a last and final opportunity to submit the same through online mode on the Property Returns System (PRS) portal with effect from 22-03-2022 to 28-03-2022.
“All those employees who had registered themselves on the portal but not submitted their property returns, must submit the same, besides, the unregistered employees shall get themselves registered on the Portal and subsequently submit their property returns, during this period,” the notification read.
It further reads: “The failure/non-submission of the property returns by the Government employees invites a punitive action under the provisions of the J&K Public Men and Public Servants Declaration of Assets Act and Rules made there under. Further, the defaulting employees shall be guilty of committing criminal misconduct under the Prevention of Corruption Act and shall be punishable under the said Act. Moreover, non-submission of the property returns will result in denial of the vigilance clearance of such employees”.
Pertinent to mention here that the employees were asked to file their property returns for the year 2021 up to 31-01-2022, however, the last date for submission of property returns through online mode was extended up to 15-02-2022. But despite extension in date of submission, many employees failed to submit their property returns.