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Online Filing of Immovable Property Return from January 1, 2017

The Government has decided to introduce online filing of Immovable Property Returns (IPRs) by IAS officers for the year 2015-16 as on 1.1.2017 for which the National Informatics Commission (NIC) has developed a module which has been made available on Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Online Window (SPARROW) platform, an online portal for filing of Performance Appraisal Report.  

The software was inaugurated on December 25 as part of the Good Governance Day celebration.  The ceremony was attended by senior Government officials including Secretary (Personnel), Establishment Officer & Additional Secretary and other officers of DoPT. For filing IPR online, the officer will have the option to either upload hard copy of the return in the module or to digitally sign the return available on module through Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) or eSign application. In order to facilitate filing of return, a ‘User Manual-IPR’ has been provided on the Home Page of SPARROW.

The portal would become operational January 1.  The portal could be accessed by the serving IAS officers through their NIC email IDs and passwords, already provided to them for online filing of PARs in SPARROW. The introduction of online filing of IPRs would be able to address issues like – manual IPRs getting lost in transition,  IPRs though submitted by the officer but not uploaded by the State Governments, IPRs without date getting uploaded in the system, ante- dating of IPS. This is another step towards transparency and probity in governance. 

It will be convenient for the officers, as instead of sending it in hard copies they would have the option to upload it in the system or to file it online. This system would also help DoPT and State Governments in easy monitoring for ensuring that all officers file their property return in time. It would also make the entire process hassle free as the hard copies would be dispensed with thereby resulting in saving of man-hours in handling the papers.

Employees Online App (EO App) iOS version developed by e-Office & NIC-DoPT team has been launched. EO App provides the information like Sr. Officers Appointment & Posting orders approved by ACC, What is New of D/o Personnel & Training website, Holiday list, Directory Listing of all Min/ Departments (contact us info) on real time basis for media persons, officers and all stake holders.

IAS and other Group A central services personnel can login and see their individual information  like, ER (Employee Record) sheet, APAR (Annual Performance Appraisal Report),  IPR (Immovable Property Return)  and information like offer list, Officers at centre, Training Application status, domestic, foreign training details, Civil list (IAS), vacancy circulars, OMs & Orders etc. The application has feature of “push notification” i.e. users of the application will get alert on the app whenever there is a new notification.

The android version that was launched on October 28 is already being widely used by the officers and media persons and other stakeholders. With launch of the iOS version, now, Apple phone users on iOS platform will be able to download the application from the Apple Store, where it is likely to be available very soon, using DoPT as the keyword. The launch of iOS version is going to further enhance the user base of the application.

During the launch of the six initiatives of the DoPT and observance of Good Governance Day, Senior Officers of the DoPT were also present including B.P. Sharma, Secretary (Personnel), C. Vishwanath, Secretary, DAR&PG and Pensions, Rajiv Kumar, EO & AS and other senior officers were present on the occasion.”

By TIS Staffer
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