The Central Government has issued orders that in the Annual Disclosure Statements, the government officials should disclose the details of the deposits in foreign banks, if any, as also to list furniture, fixtures, antiques, paintings, electronic equipment etc. costing more than Rs.one lakh. The government also wants the information about investments of above Rs. 2 lakhs.
The order has been issued by the Department of Training and Personnel (DoPT). The government might have taken this decision,probably because of the large number of corruption charges against the IAS and other top government officers.