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Indian Audit and Accounts Department

Courseware on Common Administrative Issues, Reservation Rosters, Vigilance and
Disciplinary Proceedings
Session 4.1 and 4.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964.
SESSION OVERVIEW
The Central Government has a vast
number of civil service employees,
comprising of a multiplicity of ranks and
cadres, spread over myriad departments
and offices. It is paramount that these
large numbers of employees are bound
by a strict code of conduct and ethics in
the course of the discharge of their duties
as public servants. Article 309 of the
Constitution of India which deals with
the matter of recruitment and conditions
of service of persons serving the Union
or a State, states that, “subject to the
provisions of this Constitution, Acts of
the appropriate Legislature may regulate
the recruitment, and conditions
of
service of persons appointed, to public
services and posts in connection with
the affairs of the Union or of any
State.” Thus the responsibility to define
Conduct and other Service rules were
enjoined on the Government of India in
terms of Article 309 of the Constitution.

with whom they come into contact in
their public dealings. The essence of
Government service is the sense of
discipline to which all Government
employees are subject to and the
privileges to which they, in general are
entitled. These two aspects are fully
covered by two sets of service rules, viz.,
Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules,
1964 and the Central Civil Services
(Classification, Control and Appeal)
Rules, 1965. A Government employee
who violates any provisions of the
CCS(Conduct)Rules, 1964 can be
proceeded against and imposed with, for
good and sufficient reasons, any of the
penalties mentioned in Rule 11 of the
CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965.
LEARNING OBJECTIVE
In this session, the learner will learn
to correctly understand, apply and
enforce the various provisions of the
CCS (Conduct) Rules when required to
do so without being off-track, arbitrary
or subjective. The lesson will aim at
building a sound conceptual base of the
various provisions of the conduct rules
and their appropriate applicability in
general and specific cases.
B. CCS (CONDUCT) RULES, 1964
- An Analysis

Government employees are a
special type quite distinct from those in
the private sector, being charged with the
responsibility not only towards the
Government, but also towards the public

Note 4.1 & 4.2

1. Basic Concept - Government
employees are required to adhere to
certain standards of conduct both in their
official and private capacities. These
requirements have been laid down in the
Central Civil Service (Conduct) Rules,
1964.

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Indian Audit and Accounts Department
Courseware on Common Administrative Issues, Reservation Rosters, Vigilance and
Disciplinary Proceedings
Session 4.1 and 4.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964.
2. The CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 is
made up of 25 rules. All these are
statutory rules within the meaning of
Article 309 of the Constitution, and have
been clarified where necessary by
executive orders in the form of
Government of India’s decisions or
instructions appended below the relevant
rule. The basic rules are Rule 1 and 2
which define
2.1 Rule 1
(i) Date Of Effect
The
CCS(Conduct) Rules, 1964 were notified
by the Government of India, Ministry of
Home Affairs on 30th November 1964
and came into effect from the same day.
(ii) Applicability- The CCS (Conduct)
Rules, 1964 apply to every person
appointed to a Central civil service or
post including civilians in the defence
services but do not apply to –
(i) to railways
(a) a Railway servant,
(b)) a person holding a post
in the Railway Board or
of
the
Financial
Commissioner
of
Railways,
(ii)

member of the All India
Services,

(iii)

a holder of any post of which
the President has, by general
or special order, directed that
that these rules shall not
apply.

Note 4.1 & 4.2

2.2 Rule 3 - defines the meaning of
Government, Government servant, and
Members of family.
C. ANALYTICAL EXPOSITION OF
OTHER RULES OF CONDUCT
1.
General [Rule 3] - This rule is
sweeping in its coverage and is the most
operative rule which provides that every
Government servant shall at all times:(i)

maintain absolute integrity;

(ii)

devotion to duty; and

(iii)

do
nothing which
unbecoming
of
Government servant.

is
a

1.1
The fundamental requirement of
this rule are integrity, honesty, efficiency
and good behaviour of a public servant.
Most of the disciplinary proceedings
arise out from the breach of this rule.
Charge of lack of integrity varies from
‘naked’ corruption to that of abuse of
official position.
1.2
Integrity – It is wholesomeuprightness,
honesty
and
purity.
Departmental action can be taken against
a public servant for serious cases of lack
of integrity.
1.3 Devotion to duty – A Government
servant who habitually fails to perform
the task assigned to him, shall be
deemed to be lacking in devotion to
duty. Every Government servant holding
supervisory post is expected to take all
possible steps to ensure that his

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subordinates maintain absolute integrity and devotion to duty as per Rule 3(2). 1. Action can also be taken for the ‘past misconduct’ committed by the Government servant.. no officer who does not have a reputation for honesty should be placed in a position where there is considerable scope for discretion. Even habitual private indebtness will amount to conduct unbecoming of a Government servant.8 Rule 3-C – Prohibition of sexual harassment of working women : It directs a Government servant not to indulge in sexual harassment of working women. of Per..6 Rule 3-A – It requires a Government servant to perform his official dealings promptly and act in a courteous manner while performing them. accommodation and misutilising the advance taken from Government or not refunding in time. Sexual harassment has been defined in the section to include – (i) (ii) (iii) (v) physical contact and advances. Gist of some important related Government of India’s orders below Rule 3 1.A. it does affect the character and involves a moral turpitude. 1.M. (A). [G. 1988. (iv)showing pornography. honesty. Note 4. demanding sexual favours. M. Dept. 41/2/55 (II)-Ests. [G. The test should be objective and not subjective. O.] 2. not connected with their official duties..2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules.M. Reservation Rosters. Government can also demand a certain standard of conduct from its employees even in their private life. 1964. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4. 11013/10/88 )-Ests. Action can be taken for not vacating the Govt. Government servants to observe due courtesies and regard in their dealings with MPs/MLAs.7 Rule 3-B – It directs a Government servant to act in accordance with the Government policies as regards age of marriage. modesty or good morals which a man owes to fellowman or to society in general.I. protection of wild life & cultural heritage and also to observe policies on prevention of crime against women. dated 23rd June. 1.Government expects that the conduct of its employees should conform to the ordinary norms of decency and morality prevailing in the society and one should not violate the laws of the land. preservation of environment. A Government servant should not bring discredit to the service. or any other unwelcome physical.2 1.4 Conduct unbecoming of a Government servant .1 & 4. (A). passing sexually coloured remarks. 1. 1955. No.I.H.. dated 23rd April.5 Moral turpitude – It means a conduct against the justice.1 and 4.] 112 .Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues. “Conduct unbecoming of a Government servant” is left to the discretion of the Government. verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature. Moral turpitude depends on the circumstances in each case. No. & Trg. O. Since gunman employed in the Bank was found in possession of illicit liquor. In view of the importance of maintaining a high standard of integrity by Government servants.

I..M. 1965.] 8. 1961. Government servants who affix or display posters/notices or are responsible for the display of such notices in violation of these instructions would be rendering themselves liable to appropriate action. Neglect by a Government servant of his wife and family may be regarded as a good and sufficient reason to justify action against him under Rule 11 of the CCS(CCA) Rules.. M.H. 3. dated 1st September. F70/17/61 (II)-Ests.Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues. [G.1 This rule requires that no Government servant shall use his official position or influence to secure employment from any firm or company.] 6. O. If any compliant is received against any Government servant that he has acted in a discourteous manner or adopted dilatory tactics in his dealings with the public and if it is established that he has so acted. [G.A. O. D.O. 14/9/66(II)-Ests. No.A. No. A Group A officer shall not permit his son or daughter to accept any employment in any company with which he has official dealings.A.1 and 4. [G. dated 15th January.] 4.I. M.I. [G.1994] 2. 1958. Government servants to observe proper decorum during the lunch-break.M. 11013/7/94-Estt. M.H.H.A. (A). 9.M. 1959.. dated 8th December. (A). of the office premises.2 lunch hour and playing cards in the open to be discouraged.. 1967.M.I. or on leave) is to be viewed seriously and may entail disciplinary action.(A) dated 18. This facility so provided to recognised associations/unions does not confer on individual Government servants or their associations/unions any right to display posters/notices on the walls. [DOPT O. doors. 15/45/67 SSO. 25/50/57 (II)-Ests. O.A. 1964. Posters/notices can be displayed by the recognised associations on notice boards in the office premises with the permission of the competent authority at the places specified for this purpose.H. deterrent a prompt action should be taken against him. No. O.1 & 4. No.. Employment of near relatives of Government servants in companies or firms [Rule 4] 2. No. The employment 113 . Reservation Rosters.] 5.. Failure to obtain permission from competent authority before leaving station/headquarters (while applying for. Participation in proselytizing activities or the direct or indirect use of official position and influence in such activities by a Government servant may be treated as good and sufficient reason for taking disciplinary action against him under the CCS(CCA) Rules. (A).M.] 7.. windows.05.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules. dated 3rd August.. playing games beyond the prescribed Note 4. No. (A).. 25/16/59 (II)-Ests.. 1961.H.. M. [G. 1965.I. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4. dated 11th August. A Government servant who is found guilty of the practice of untouchability in any form will be considered unfit for public service and disciplinary action will be taken against him. M. etc.

resident and nonresident) in the prescribed pro forma.1 and 4. spouse. he shall not sign or deal with any contract with a firm in which his son or daughter is working. M. Suppression of information in this pro forma is a major departmental offence for which the punishment may extend to dismissal from service. All employees (except Group ‘D’) under the Government of India on first employment should furnish information in respect of their close relations (father.. O. or be otherwise Note 4.2 Further. No.M. or uses influence in connection with or take part in an election. 2.H. ‘Close relations’ for this purpose will include parents. shall furnish information. (ii) It shall also be the duty of every Government servant to prevent the members of his family from taking part in. stating the occupation of their close relations employed in public undertaking or private firms. mother. on the first appointment. subscribed in aid of. F. Taking part elections [Rule 5] in politics and 3. Government servants. 1964. may be accepted provisionally subject to the permission of the government. wife/husband. subscribing in aid of.1 & 4. (iii) If any question arises whether a party is a political party or whether any organisation takes part in politics or whether any movement is subversive of Government as by law established. subversive or the Government as by law established. No Government servant shall canvass or otherwise interfere with. GOI decision below Rule 4 1.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules. sons/daughters/ brothers/ sisters . except Group D employees. or assists in any other manner.1965] 3.I. brothers and sisters. Suppression of this information would render him liable for disciplinary action. [G. any political movement or activity.10.(B) dated 12.A.2 (iv) Note: The display by a Government servant on his person. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4. Reservation Rosters. or assisting in any other manner any movement or activity tending directly or indirectly. The pro forma is to be kept in the ACR dossier of the employee concerned.. associated with. children. the decision of the Government shall be final. Gist of some related decisions of GOI under Rule 5 114 . vehicle or residence of any electoral symbol shall amount to using his influence.1 The CCS(Conduct) Rules lay down that (i) No Government servant shall be a member. any political party or any organisation which takes part in politics nor shall he take part in.3/12/(S)/64-Ests.Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues.

[M.. A Government servant who wishes to join any organisation or association should therefore. Reservation Rosters. C.(A) dated 17.07.1 & 4. The responsibility for the consequences of his decision rests squarely on his shoulders and a plea of ignorance or misconception would not be tenable.05.M. 18. if so directed by the Government. an association the objects and or activities of which are prejudicial to the interests 115 .A.M. No.1988] 4.(A) dated 11. [DOPT O. 25/4/73Ests.. It is the duty of the Government servant who wishes to join. of Per. 25/40/65-Ests. or take part in the activities of any association/organisation to satisfy him that its aims and activities are not of such nature as are likely to be objectionable under Rule 5. or continue to be a member of.I. No. Government servants desirous of joining foreign language classes conducted by Indo-Foreign cultural organisations should obtain prior permission from competent authority.1949] 2. 25/44/49-Ests. Joining of associations Government servants [Rule 6] by 4. No previous sanction of the Government is required for a Government servant to undertake honorary work of a social /charitable nature but he should discontinue taking part in such activities.A. They should not participate in the activities of.Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues. It is essential that Government servants should not only maintain political neutrality but should also appear to do so.1966] 4. (Dept. No..2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules. (ii) it is not held contrary to any prohibitory order or without permission. O. 1. (iii) the Government servant does not speak or take a prominent part in the meeting.. or associate themselves with any organisation where there is the slightest reason to think that the organisation has a political aspect. No.2 [M.M. O.1 and 4. O. 6/6/69-Ests. satisfy himself that its activities and objectives are not of such a nature to attract action under any of the provision of the Conduct Rules. Some of the organisations and movements claiming to aim at social and religious reforms may have some attributes of sectarian or communal nature. The responsibility for the consequences of the decision to join any organisation and participating in its activities will rest with the employee himself. Further.M.).S. 11013/5/88-Estt.(B) dated 5. they should so conduct themselves in public as to leave no room for any impression that they do not subscribe to the secular philosophy of the State.1 This rule stipulates that no Government servant shall join.1969] No. [M. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4.A. (A).(A) dated 18.H.09. [G. 17-2-1973] 3. while Government servants are free to profess and practice any religion in their private lives. Attendance at meetings organised by a political party would always be contrary to Rule 5 unless the meeting (i) is a public meeting.H.M. 1964. Note 4. Prior permission is essential only if the Government servant seeks to hold an elective office.H. O.07.

Demonstrations and strikes by Government servants [Rule 7] 5.1966] 116 . sympathetic” or any other similar strike. O. 25/23/66-Ests.M.H. 1. as also absence from work for participation in a Bandh or any similar movements. It may be noted that the list of activities which are covered under the definition of strike as enumerated above is only illustrative and not exhaustive. 1964. Government servants who resort to action of the above kind violate rule 7 of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules. Such practices would include. public order.A.1 & 4. No.A.1 and 4. friendly relation with foreign states. the security of the State. and includes – (i) mass absentation from work without permission (which is wrongly described as “mass casual leave”). or resort to or in any way abet any form of strike or coercion or physical duress in connection with any matter pertaining to his service or the service of any other Government servant.1 Rule 7 of the Conduct Rules lays down that no Government servant shall (i) (ii) engage himself or participate in any demonstration which is prejudicial to the interests of the sovereignty and integrity of India. decency or morality or which involves contempt of court. 11013/2/77-Estt. ‘Strike’ means refusal to work or stoppage or slowing down of work by a group of employees acting in combination.Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues. Action for alleged violation of Rule 6 can be taken by a disciplinary authority only when an authority not below the level of the Head of Department has decided that the objects or activities of the Association concerned are such as would attract Rule 6 ibid. what are called ‘go-slow’.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules.(A). or results in the cessation or substantial retardation of work in any organisation.1978] 5.R. [M. defamation or incitement to an offence. “Strikes” – Interpretation of what constitutes a strike under the conduct Rules.12. dated 09.2 2. (iii) resort to practices or conduct which is likely to result in. ‘sit-down’. Of Personnel & A. ‘pen-down’ stayin’. Reservation Rosters.. GOI decision below Rule 6 1. Deptt. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4.. (ii) refusal to work overtime where such overtime work is necessary in the public interest. GOI decisions below Rule 7 Note 4. [M.06.H. 1964 and disciplinary action can be taken against them.(A) dated 07. of the sovereignty and integrity of India or public order or morality. No.

1 & 4. Copies of the report should be endorsed to the Police Commissioner/ Superintendent of Police and the Home Secretary to the State Government concerned 117 . Control and Appeal) Rules. In the charge-sheet to be served in pursuance of such disciplinary action. Such demonstrations/activities are prejudicial to public order and also involve criminal trespass or incitement to commit offences. 1964. 3.2 extent that the facts justify. Reservation Rosters. wrongful confinement or criminal trespass or of any other cognizable offence. It has. requesting him to register the offence and to take action under the law. involving forcible confinement of public servants within office premises by surrounding their places of duty and have held demonstrations/ meetings both within office premises during office hours and also outside the office premises beyond office hours. namely. 1964. Participation in “Gherao” by Central Government servants – Instances have come to the notice of Government in which employees of certain Central Government offices staged which is called “Gherao”.1 and 4. (iii) Whenever there is a case of ‘Gherao’.Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues. therefore. that demonstrations prejudicial to public order and involving criminal offences. and that the conduct was wholly unbecoming of a Government servant. wrongful restraint. wrongful confinement. wrongful restraint. The Central Government Departments are advised to take action on the following lines in such cases (i) Disciplinary action should be taken against the prominent participants in the ‘Gherao’ for contravention of Rules 3 and 7 of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules. and participation in them by Government servants and would constitute good and sufficient reason within the meaning of Rule 11 of the Central Civil Services (Classification. a written report should be made to the Officer-in-charge of the Police Station having jurisdiction. The absence should not be regularised as leave of any kind. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4. They are also subversive or discipline and harmful to the public interest. The names of the offenders should be included in the written report. should in all cases be treated as unauthorised absence involving break in service. have been held that such conduct was subversive of discipline and harmful to the public interest. tending to forcible confinement of public servants within office premises. (ii) Absence from work on account of participation in ‘Gherao’. it should be specified to the Note 4.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules. been decided that a serious view should be taken of such acts of lawlessness and insubordination on the part of public servants. 1965. criminal trespass and incitement to such offences.

2 GOI instructions below Rule 9 118 . is permitted to own wholly or in part or conduct or participate in the editing or management of. make any statement of fact on opinion – (i) which has the effect of an adverse criticism of any current or recent policy on action of the Central or State Government. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4. Connection with Press or other media [Rule 8] 6. 6. 1964. telecast through any electronic media or in any document published in his own name or anonymously. (ii) which is capable of embarrassing the relation between the Central Government and the Government of any State. Criticism of Government [Rule 9] 7. Reservation Rosters. 7.1 Rule 9 of the Conduct Rules stipulates that no Government servant shall.Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues.A. programmes and receiving of honorarium thereof – permission not necessary. dated the 13th April. This however. (iii) which is capable of embarrassing the relations between the Central Government and the Government of any foreign State. 1967] expressed by him are his own and not that of the Government.1 No Government servant. GOI decision below Rule 8 1. 6. action should be taken promptly to file a complaint before the appropriate Magistrate in respect of the substantive offences under the Indian Penal Code or other law. but this should be done after taking legal advice. in any radio broadcast. will not apply in case of Government servant who in the bona fide discharges of his official duties.H. (iv) action If. Police takes no action on such a report. M. Participation in A.11/67-Ests. except with the previous sanction of the Government. No. In certain circumstances a petition could be filed before the High Court for issue of appropriate writ. for necessary according to law.2 A Government servant publishing a book or participating in a public media is required to make it clear that the views Note 4. [G. any newspaper or other periodical publications or electronic media. notwithstanding the mandatory provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules. 25/S.1 & 4.. O. pseudonymously or in the name of any other person or in any communication to the press or in any public utterance.I.M.I. publishes a book or participates in a public media.R.(A).1 and 4.

2 1.(A) dated 18. committee or authority.(A) dated 2.1983] 9. GOI instructions below Rule 10 (i) Passing resolutions/ making statements and/or expressing opinion on issues which involve violation by the individual employee of the Rule 9 of the Conduct Rules.. [G..H. memorandum and notes from files which he is not authorised to have access/keep in his personal custody will amount to unauthorised communication of 119 . except in accordance with any general or special order of the Government or in the performance in good faith of the duties assigned to him.M.& A. O.M.R. circular.P. Reservation Rosters. he shall not criticise the Note 4. 11013/16/83-Estt. [M.1972] 8. Unauthorised communication of information [Rule 11] 9. to give evidence in connection with any inquiry conducted by any person. 25/4/72-Ests. Instances have come to notice of Service Associations of Government employees- policy or any action of the Central Government or of a State Government. disciplinary action to be initiated by calling for explanation from those individuals who are signatories or parties to the resolutions if they are serving Government employees.2 Where a Government servant gives evidence with previous sanction of the Government.11.A. except with the previous sanction of the Government. passed by service associations/unions/federations which violate against the provisions of Rule 9 would render themselves liable to disciplinary action. to the Pay Commission. Evidence before Committee or any other authority [Rule 10] 8. [G. In such cases.1 and 4. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4. provided that individual grievances are not pt before the Commission.01.02. Explanation: Quotation by a Government servant (in his representation to the Head of Office/Head of Department/President) of or from any letter. etc. 1.] No.I.Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues.1968. provided they are so authorised by the associations. communicate directly or indirectly. 25/5/68-Ests. No. Dept. The above will not apply to Government servants who appear before the Pay Commission on behalf of service associations. Cabinet Secretariat.. any official document or any part thereof or information to any Government servant or any other person to whom he is not authorised to communicate such document or information. in their individual capacity.1 No Government servant shall. D.(A) dated 16. O. 17. 1964..1 & 4. of Personnel No. It is reiterated that signatories or parties to resolutions. There is also no objection to individual Government servants submitting Memoranda etc. 8.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules.1 No Government servant is permitted.I.

No. 10. Explanations: (i) “Gift” includes free transport. [G.1 No Government servant shall except with the previous sanction of the Government or of the prescribed authority. No. Mere payment of a subscription to some charitable or benevolent fund would not.1955] Gist of some related GOI instructions below Rule 11 2. If any approach is made to the public. any gift..Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues.A. 1. dated 31. Government servants should not sponsor the raising of funds from the public for any purpose whatsoever.1955] (ii) Central Government servants allowed to participate in the fund raising efforts of the national Foundation for Communal Harmony on a voluntary basis. dated 10. M..I. M. directly or indirectly. DOPT. Reservation Rosters.08.1 Except as provided in the Conduct Rules.. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4.H. lodging or other service or any other pecuniary advantage when provided by any person other than a near relative or personal friend having no 120 . no Government servant shall accept.H. [G.M. or permit any member of his family or any other person acting on his behalf to accept.. ask for or accept contributions to. O. the authority dealing with the representation may at his discretion allow the identity to be communicated. It is the duty of all Government servants to safeguard the security of all classified information to which they have access in the course of their official duties.I. It is not necessary to disclose the identity of the superior officer who made adverse remarks in the annual confidential report of a Government servant. O.1 & 4.. 2. 25/33/55-Ests. by itself. however. such permission is necessary.A. Subscriptions [Rule 12] 10. Gist of some related GOI decisions 1.2 Exceptions:(i) Flag day collections exempted [G. So long as their appeal is confined to the members.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules. information within the meaning of Rule 11. or otherwise associate himself with the raising of any funds or other collections in cash or in kind in pursuance of any object whatsoever. in a particular case. it is considered necessary to disclose the identity of the superior officer. amount to the participation in the raising of such fund.1995] 11. 24/50/55-Ests. Gifts [Rule 13] 11. If.M.10. Note 4.(A) dated 02. 11013/9/95-Estt.1 and 4. boarding.11. no permission need be sought.I. The members of a service association can freely collect subscription among themselves for welfare activities of the association. 1964. Memo No.

Reservation Rosters. when giving/receiving gifts is in conformity with the prevailing religious and social practice. (iv) On occasions such as weddings. (b) Rs 3.Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues. (ii) demand directly or indirectly.2 Up till 1961. dowry was regarded as a customary gift which the Government servant could accept without prior sanction. anniversaries. 250 .Government servant holding any Group ‘A’ post. any dowry. (iii) A Government servant shall avoid accepting lavish hospitality or frequent hospitality from any individual. organisations. a Government servant shall not accept any gift without the sanction of the Government if the value thereof exceeds – Dowry [Rule 13A] 12. 12. (v) (a) Rs. the Conduct Rules lay down that no Government servant shall(i) give or take or abet the giving or taking of dowry.Government servant holding any Group ‘B’ post. lift or other social hospitality shall not be deemed to be a gift. etc.000 . Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4.1 & 4. and (b) Rs. from the parent or guardian of a bride or a bridegroom. GOI decision below Rule 13-A 1. as the case may be. a Government servant may accept gifts from his near relatives or from his personal friends having no official dealings with him.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules. 1. 1964.Government servant holding any Group ‘D’ post.holding any Group “C” or Group “D” post. As per the section dowry is no longer treated as a customary gift in the context of the provisions of the Dowry Prohibition Act. 1961. funerals or religious functions. (ii) A casual meal. 500 .000 . industrial or commercial firms. 1961 by a Government servant will constitute a good and sufficient reason for institution 121 . Note 4.Government servant holding any Group ‘C’ post and (d) Rs. if the value of such gift exceeds – (a) Rs.1 As regards dowry. Any violation of the provision of Dowry Prohibition Act. 5. official dealings with the Government servant.000 Government servants holding any Group “A” or Group “B” post.1 and 4. but shall make a report to the Government. having official dealings with him. (c) Rs. 1.000 .2 In any other case. 12..

A.Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues.I. [G.2000. in any body. Note 4.1 and 4. owned or managed by any member of his family. in the registration. DOPT. Private trade or employment [Rule 15] 14. etc.1 & 4. (ii) negotiate for. or in the honour of any other Government servant. any other employment. Reservation Rosters. O..M. except with the previous sanction of the Government (i) engage directly or indirectly in any trade or business. of disciplinary proceedings against him in addition to such legal action as may be taken against him in accordance with the provisions of the Act.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules.. 11013/2/99-Estt. 1956 or any other law for the time in force or of any co-operative society for commercial purposes.. except with the previous sanction of the Government. No. or undertake.2 (vi) take part except in the discharge of his official duties.(A) dated 30. However. or canvass for a candidate or candidates for an elective office. [G.(A) dated 17. 1964. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4.1965] 13. Public Demonstrations in honour of Government servants [Rule 14] 13.1 No Government servant shall.. 122 . canvass in support of any business of insurance agency.I. GOI clarification below Rule 14 1. this will not apply to (i) (ii) a farewell entertainment of a substantially private and informal character held in honour of a Government servant or any other Government servant on the occasion of his retirement or transfer of any person who has recently quitted the service of any Government. 25/37/65-Ests. (iii) hold an elective office. participate in or associate himself in any manner in the making of (a) a sponsored media (radio or television programme)..H.08. commission agency.] 14.1 No Government servant shall. O. under the Companies Act. promotion or management of any bank or other company registered or required to be registered. whether incorporated or not. No. Government servants should not be allowed to accept awards or monetary benefits instituted by private trusts/foundations etc. (iv) (v) the acceptance of simple and inexpensive entertainment arranged by public bodies or institutions. M.02. receive any complimentary or valedictory address or accept any testimonial or attend in a meeting or entertainment held in his honour.M.

1 & 4. no Government servant may accept any fee for any work done by him for any private or public body or any private person without the sanction of the prescribed authority. and (ii) his official duties shall not suffer thereby and he shall. artistic or scientific character and in such cases. Permission to participate in the AIR programmes and to receive honorarium there from – Permission not required if the broadcasts are purely literary.2 14. (ii) occasional work of a literary. (iii) participate in sports activities as an amateur. without the previous sanction of the Government undertake (i) honorary work of a social or charitable nature. Note 4. 1912 /or any other law in force.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules. promotion or management (not involving the holding of elective office) of a cooperative society substantially for the benefit of Government servants. (b) a media programme commissioned by a Government media but produced by a private agency.3 Every Government servant shall report to the Government if any member of his family is engaged in a trade or business or owns or manages in insurance agency or commission agency. scientific or charitable society or of a club or similar organisation. within a period of one month of his taking part in such activity. 14. 1964. 1860 or any other law in force. promotion or management (not involving the holding of an elective office) of a literary. artistic or scientific character. registered under the Cooperative Societies Act. report to the Government giving details of the nature of his participation. In cases where 123 . GOI decisions below Rule 15 1.4 Unless otherwise provided by general or special orders of the Government. (iv) (v) take part in the registration. cultural or recreational activities. Provided that – (i) he shall discontinue taking part in such activities. (c) a privately produced media programme including video magazine.Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues. if so directed by the Government. the aims or objects of which relate to promotion of sports.1 and 4. 14. Reservation Rosters. registered under the Societies Registration Act. permission is also not necessary for Government servants to receive honorarium. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4.2 A Government servant may. take part in the registration.

O.1957 .. (ii) make. if given. lease or otherwise allow occupation by any other person of Government accommodation which has been allotted to him. Acceptance of part-time employment of Examiner-ship of examination papers set by recognised Universities – Since offers of Examiner-ship are generally of a casual nature.01. of shares. should be taken to carry with it also the sanction to receive the honorarium. This shall not apply to occasional investments made through stock brokers and the like. 25/5/56-Ests.H.1997.A. dated 16. No. securities or other investments shall be deemed to be speculation. [G.(A) dated 06.1 and 4.I.A. after the cancellation of his allotment of Government accommodation vacate the same within the time-limit prescribed by the allotting authority. 11012/2/97-Estt.Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues.03. O.12. 11013/14/85-Estt. 25/42/58-Ests.1 No Government servant can sublet. DOPT... share or other investments.10.09.M. GOI decision below Rule 15-A Note 4. No. Frequent purchase or sale or both.1957. No. occurring once or twice a year. 1.I. M.. M.M. Acceptance of part-time employment of Government servants after office hours ordinarily not to be allowed. the disciplinary authority must take suitable departmental disciplinary action under the disciplinary rules for imposition of a suitable penalty on grounds of unbecoming conduct involving violation of Rule 3(1) (iii) of the Conduct Rules.I. any investment which is likely to embarrass or influence him in the discharge of his official duties.(A) dated 15. [G. O..] 3. [G.1958. lending 124 .H.1986 and DOPT. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4. permission to broadcast is necessary. Where a Government servant has been found guilty of letting out/subletting the Governmental accommodation allotted to him/her.. No. there is no objection to giving permission in such cases.H. (A). Investments.2 and No Government servant shall - [G. or permit any member of his family or any person acting on his behalf to make. 1964.M. No.1 (i) speculate in any stock.M.A. (iii) either himself or through any member of his family or any other person acting on his behalf – 15.] 16.. M.I. O.(A) dated 06.2 A Government servant shall.] 2. Sub-letting and vacation of Government accommodation [Rule 15A] 15.] 15. such permission.M. borrowing [Rule 16] 16.(A) dated 31.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules. 25/32/56-Ests.1 & 4. Reservation Rosters. O.

either in his own name or in the name of any member of his family or in the name of any other person. immovable valuable Property [Rule 18] and 18. (iii) other movable property inherited by him or similarly owned. If any legal proceeding is instituted for recovery of any debt due from him or for adjudging him as an insolvent.1961. [G.(A) dated 26.. All officers should be advised not to approach their subordinates for standing surety for loans taken from private sources either by them or by their relatives or friends. he shall forthwith report the full facts of the legal proceedings to the Government.M. Government servants concerned should. Movable. M. [G. O.. (b) Lend money to any person at interest or in a manner whereby return in money or in kind is charged or paid. acquired or held by him and 125 . before entering into such transactions. Such a procedure renders the provision of the rules completely ineffective and defeats the purpose for which the rules have been framed. M. or owned or acquired by him or held by him on lease or mortgage. (ii) shares. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4.M. any person or firm or private limited company.1 Every Government servant is required on his first appointment to any service or post submit a return (format of returns prescribed vide Cabinet Sectt. (a) Lend or borrow or deposit money. 1964.. Reservation Rosters.01.I.1 A Government servant shall manage his private affairs by avoiding habitual indebtedness or insolvency. 25/7/65-Ests(A) dated 08.2 17. 25/25/61/Estt.H. 18. GOI decisions below Rule 16 1.I.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules. No.Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues. O.] No.1973)of his assets and liabilities giving full particulars of– (i) the immovable property inherited by him.(A) 2. or from or with.A.06.A. debentures and cash including bank deposits inherited by him or similarly owned acquired or held by him.. Insolvency and indebtedness [Rule 17] habitual 17. Instances have come to notice of the Government where certain Government servants have entered into transactions regarding moveable/immoveable property without the previous sanction of the prescribed authority and they have afterwards sought ex-post-facto sanction.] Note 4. to. DOP OM No.06.1 and 4. dated 26. adhere to the provisions of the rules strictly and obtain the sanction of the prescribed authority.1 & 4. wherever necessary.1961.H. as a principal or an agent. therefore. 25/25/61/Estt.

mortgage. either in his own name or in the name of any member of his family. (iv) debts and other liabilities incurred by him directly or indirectly. mortgage. have recourse to any Court or to the Press for the vindication of any official act which has been the subjectmatter of adverse criticism or an attack of a defamatory character. or the grant of any lease in respect of any immovable property which was acquired or is held by him either in his own name or in the name of any member of his family. 19. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4. foreign organisation or concern. 18. 20. by sale. Reservation Rosters.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules.2 Nothing in this rule shall be deemed to prohibit a Government 126 .1 & 4. except with previous sanction of the prescribed authority – (i) (ii) (iii) acquire. lease. (a) for the acquisition.2 No Government servant shall accept without the previous knowledge of the prescribed authority acquire or dispose off any immovable property by lease. dispose of. 1964.1 No Government servant shall. mortgage. gift or otherwise. Vindication of acts and character of Government servant [Rule 19] 20. by purchase. Restrictions in relation to acquisition and disposal of immovable property outside India and transactions with foreigners. by purchase. he shall be free to assume that the permission as sought for has been granted to him. gift or otherwise. gift or otherwise. gift or otherwise either in his own name or in the name of any member of his family.- Note 4. (b) for the disposal of. except with the previous sanction of the Government. either in his own name or in the name of any member of his family. etc. Provided that (i) if no such sanction is received by the Government servant within a period of three months from the date of receipt of his request by the Government. sale. lease. purchase. [Rule 18A] 19.1 No Government servant shall. by sale. gift or otherwise or grant any lease in respect of any immovable property situated outside India which was acquired or is held by him either in his own name or in the name of any member of his family.Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues. enter into any transaction with any foreigner. foreign Government. any immovable property situated outside India. mortgage. mortgage. any immovable property.2 20.1 and 4.

Prohibition on bringing any political or outside influence in respect of matters pertaining to service under the 127 . The only exception may be cases in which because of the death or physical disability. of the Government servant. however. first exhaust the normal official channels of Note 4. Canvassing of non-official or other outside influence [Rule 20] 21.M. [G. 1964.] 2.1 & 4.(A). 21.1 No Government servant shall bring or attempt to bring any political or other outside influence to bear upon any superior authority to further his interests in respect of matters pertaining to his service under Government.09.1 and 4. in their own interest and also consistently with official propriety and discipline. dated 19. M. Reservation Rosters.2 redress before they take the issue to a court of law. Government servants seeking redress in Courts of Law of their grievances arising out of their employment or conditions of service – instructions thereof: (i) Government servants seeking redress of their grievances arising out of their employment or conditions of service should.A. servant from vindicating his private character or any act done by him in his private capacity and where any action for vindicating his private character or any act done by him in private capacity is taken..2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules. he may be informed that such permission is not necessary. as soon as it is possible for him to do so. (ii) Where. GOI decisions below Rule 20 1.1963.Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues.H. etc. Failure on the part of any Government servant so to inform his official superiors will be regarded as suppression of material information and will render him liable to disciplinary action on this ground alone. F25/21/63-Ests. O. It shall be the duty of a Government servant who may be convicted in a criminal court. GOI decisions below Rule 19 1. permission to sue Government in a court of law for the redress of such grievances is asked for by any Government servant either before exhausting the normal official channels of redress or after exhausting them. the Government servant shall submit a report to the prescribed authority regarding such action. Conviction of Government servants – requirement regarding intimation to departmental superiors. Representation of service matters by relatives should be discouraged –No notice should be taken of a representation on service matters submitted by a relative of a Government servant.I. apart from the penalty called for on the basis of the offence on which his conviction was based. to inform his official superiors of the fact of his conviction and the circumstances connected therewith. it is impossible for the Government servant himself to submit a representation. 2. No. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4..

A copy of this advice need not. 1964 – Rule Note 4. dated 30.M.1 and 4. If a Government employee is found guilty of violating the aforesaid provisions of the Conduct Rules a second time despite the issue of advice on the earlier occasion. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4. or for a departure from the allotment rules through Members of Parliament. Instances have come to notice where individual Government servant have approached the Ministry of Urban Development (Directorate of Estate) for out of turn allotment of residential accommodation.1 & 4. A Government employee violating the aforesaid provisions of the Conduct Rules for the first time should be advised by the appropriate disciplinary authority. from time to time.. 5. 1964.(A).] 3. 4. 11013/7/85-Estt.I. Reservation Rosters. The Government servants are. Since the allotment of Government accommodation to a Government servant is made only because of his service under the Government. including allotment of residential accommodation. Government Rule 20 of CCS(Conduct) Rules.03. Procedure for dealing with the Government servants attempting to further their service interests through non-Governmental influenceinstructions with reference to rule 20 of the CCS(Conduct) Rules. 1964 provides that no Government servant shall bring or attempt to bring any political or other outside influence to bear upon any superior authority to further his/her service under the Government. to desist from approaching Members of Parliament/ Members of State Legislature to further his/her interest in respect of matters pertaining to his/her service conditions.. As per OM No. 1964. O. DOPT. politicians etc.1985. The Government of India has.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules. advised to refrain from such practice. [G. be placed in the CR dossier of the employee concerned. however. If a Government employee is found guilty of violating the aforesaid 128 . therefore. emphasized that Government servant should not approach Members of Parliament or State Legislatures or other political/outside authorities to sponsor their cases in respect of service matters. 6. dated 22. the following action should be taken against Government servant approaching Members of Parliament or State Legislatures for sponsoring individual cases. Instructions have been issued from time to time bringing to the notice of all Government servants the aforesaid rule provisions. such canvassing for out of turn allotment through MPs and other political persons etc. 11013/6/90-Estt. a written warning should be issued to him/her by the appropriate disciplinary authority and a copy thereof should be placed in his/her CR dossier.05. constitutes a violation of the provisions of Rule 20 of the CCS(Conduct) Rules.2 20 of the CCS(Conduct) Rules.1990. 1964 provides that no Government servant shall bring or attempt to bring any political or other outside influence to bear upon any superior authority to further his interest in respect of matters pertaining to his service under the Government.Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues. No.(A). prominent persons. They should not bring or attempt to bring any political or other out side influence to further their interests in respect of matters pertaining to their service under the Government.

O.M.01.2 Government servant (e. allotment of Government accommodation.. Canvassing of non-official or other outside influence by Government servants . cases of individual Government servants continue to be sponsored by public representatives/outside authorities. In all such cases the formal reply given by the Minister shall be deemed to dispose of the communication unless there are further directions from the Minister in the matter. All such communications addressed to the Minister shall be replied to at. etc. appointment.I. 1964. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4.Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues.. disciplinary action should be initiated against him/her by the appropriate disciplinary authority under the provision of CCS(CCA) Rules. provisions of the Conduct Rules. complaints against super session. recruitment. In spite of the above instructions. posting to particular station. 7. despite the issue of warning to him/her. [G. After careful consideration of all aspects of the matter it has been decided that the following procedure may be adopted for dealing with communications from public representatives/outside authorities relating to the service matters of Government employees: (i) (ii) (iii) Communications received from public representatives regarding problems of groups/categories of Government functionaries must be entertained and dealt with on a time-bound basis. In all such cases. expunction of adverse remarks. 11013/12/94-Estt. Reservation Rosters.) a formal reply should continue to be sent from the Minister acknowledging the receipt of the communication stating that the contents of the letter have been noted and where necessary. after due examination. dated 12. appointment to a specific position. appropriate replies would continue to be issued at the level of the Minister concerned.Bringing or attempting to bring any political or other outside influence by a Government servant to bear upon any superior authority to further his interest in respect of service matters pertaining to his service under the Government is prohibited under the prohibited under the provisions of the 129 . promotion.] 8.g. may be advised to represent his case through proper official channels. his/her level.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules.1 and 4. 1965. No. DOPT. In cases in which a public representatives sponsors the cause of an individual Note 4. All communications from public representatives relating to the grievances of the retired personnel should receive the same consideration and be dealt with in the same way as outlined in (i) above. suggesting that the person whose case has been recommended.(A).1 & 4.1995.

1997. 118/52-Ests. Conduct Rules.1999.. Representation from Government servants on service matters -It has been envisaged in the Ministry of Home Affairs OM No.1 & 4.] 130 . 1964.11.M. 11013/12/94-Estt. Detailed procedure for dealing with the Government servants attempting to further their service interests through non-Governmental influence has been prescribed in DOPT’s OM No. a Government servant wishes to press a claim or to seek redress of a grievance. In MHA OM No. If it is anticipated that an appeal or petition cannot be disposed of within a month of its submission.(A). [G.I. 12.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules. Despite this. Prime Minister and other functionaries. or the Head of his office. dated 01.I. O. in violation of Rule 20 of the CCS(Conduct) Rules. DOPT. time limits for disposal of various types of representation have been prescribed. DOPT. In spite of these instructions. it is observed that there has been a tendency on the part of officers at different levels to by-pass the prescribed channels of representation and write directly to the high functionaries totally ignoring the prescribed channels.(A). has to be viewed seriously and appropriate disciplinary action should be taken against those who violate these instructions as it can rightly be treated as an unbecoming conduct attracting the provisions of Rule 3(1) (iii) of the CCS(Conduct) Rules.1 and 4. 9. Note 4. certain Government servants are still bringing to bear outside influence indirectly to further their service interests.Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues. No. Thus adequate instructions are available in the matter of submission of representations by the Government servants and treatment of the representations by the authorities concerned. the proper course for him is to address his immediate official superior.2 Apart from individual representations. [G. 25/34/68Estt. O.1968..11. Dated 30th April 1952. or such other authority at the lowest level as he is competent to deal with the matter. 11.(A) dated 12.01. It is clarified that bringing of indirect influence by Government servant would also attract the provisions of rule 20 of the CCS(Conduct) Rules. dated 06. 11013/11/97-Estt. The stage at which an advance copy of the representation may be sent to higher authorities has also been indicated.. that whenever. dated 20. Existing instructions clearly provide that representations on service matters should be forwarded through proper channel. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4. 1964.M. The problem is more acute in large Departments where often very junior employees at clerical levels address multiple representations to the Minister.(A).] 10. 11013/7/99-Estt. 1964. Some of these representations are often forwarded through Members of Parliament. Reservation Rosters. No. As such submission of representations directly to higher authorities by-passing the prescribed channel of communication..1995. the service unions have also developed a tendency to write to the Ministers and Prime Minister on individual grievances. an acknowledgement or interim reply should be sent to the individual within a month. in any matter connected with his service rights or conditions. 1964.12.

H.2 No Government servant having a spouse living. as much information as possible should be obtained in consultation with the medical authorities. Where the first wife’s views have not been stated. The alleged grounds given in support of the request should be scrutinized to see whether the allegations are true and well-founded. In case the wife also joins the applicant. Inclusion of a provision in all rules of recruitment to the effect that the restrictions against bigamy will apply to female Government servants also.A.02. 22.M. [G. purporting to proceed from her is genuine and is the outcome of her own free will.. it should be ascertained whether she has willingly consented and whether any letter etc. dated 16. 1964. No. For this purpose. M. shall enter into or contract. Note 4.. or contract. Restriction regarding marriage [Rule 21] 22. if necessary send for the applicant and his wife and make personal inquiries. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4. If permission is sought on grounds of alleged sickness of the wife.. and (ii) there are other grounds for so doing. 1955 have now been amended by incorporating therein the following further provision as Rule 18 (2) (now Rule 21) :(i) “No female Government shall marry any person who has a 131 . The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules. 22. be ascertained. is whether such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to the applicant. if it is satisfied that (i) such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such Government servant and the other party to the marriage.] 2. Procedure for dealing with requests from Government servants for permission to remarry while first wife is still living . a marriage with any person.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules. if possible. Reservation Rosters. Provided that 1. O. the question arises whether there are sufficient grounds for allowing an exception to Government’s general policy. Central Government may permit a Government servant to enter into.3 A Government servant who has married or marries a person other than of Indian nationality is required to forthwith intimate the fact to the Government.Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues. they should. a marriage with a person having a spouse living. 22.The first point to be scrutinized when an application for permission is received.2 If so.I.1955.1 No Government servant shall enter into. or contract any such marriage as referred above. The arrangements made by the husband for the maintenance of the first wife should also be ascertained and it should be examined whether they are satisfactory. 219/51-Ests. GOI decisions below Rule 21 1.1 & 4.1 and 4. higher officers in the department concerned may.

A. a provision to the effect that no female candidate who has married a person having already a wife living.1956. (iv) not appear in a public place in a state of intoxication. will be eligible for recruitment to a service or post unless Government specially exempt such a candidate from the operation of this provision. (v) not use any intoxicating drink or drug to excess.1 & 4. M. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4.MHA OM No.] 3. [G. 219-51-Ests. Reservation Rosters. O. 25/52/57-Ests..H. he would be liable to be dismissed from service. No.Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues.. O. Consumption of intoxicating drinks and drugs [Rule 22] Note 4. The following questions have been raised by some Ministries/Departments:(i) whether the definition of public place should include a club meant exclusively for the members where it is permissible for members to invite non-members as guests.. Accordingly.M. wife living without first obtaining the permission of Government.] GOI decisions below Rule 22 1. dated 31. may be added by the Ministries etc.. dated the 16th October.A.05. Form of declaration to be obtained from new entrants regarding their having one or more than one wife ...M.01.H. (ii) not be under the influence of any intoxicating drink or drug during the course of his duty and shall also take due cane that the performance of his duties at any time is not affected in any way by the influence of such drinks or drugs. 1964.I.1 A Government servant shall – (i) strictly abide by any law relating to intoxicating drinks or drugs in force in any area in which he may happened to be for the time being.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules. 23.1958.1 and 4. and 23. M. 25/5/55-Ests. [G. dated 02. (iii) refrain from consuming any intoxicating drinks on drugs in a public place. if it transpired that a declaration in the negative given by a Government servant was incorrect.” (ii) The above principle should govern the recruitment and conditions of service of central Government servants.(A). 1954 prescribed that candidates for employment should be asked to indicate whether they had more than one wife living and that.2 132 . No.I. in rules or orders relating to recruitment to services and posts with which they are concerned.

H. (A). Repeal and Savings [Rule 25] – Provides for repeal and saving of rules in existence before these Conduct Rules. Letter No. wilful in character.. D. or any class of such Government servants. It may involve moral turpitude. the delinquency in its performance and its effect on the discipline and the nature of duty.] 24. Prohibition regarding employment of children below 14 years of age [22A] 24. 1964. to any officer or authority as specified in the order in this context. it must be improper or wrong behaviour.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules. its reflections receive its connotations from the context.I.I. for dealing with the case in a just and equitable manner. 27. Its ambit has to be construed with reference to the subject-matter and 133 . dated 30th October. it shall be referred to Government whose decision thereon shall be final. 1976. any of the powers exercisable under these rules. (ii) whether a hotel would be a public place or not for the purpose of the said rule. causes undue hardship in any particular case. 2. forbidden act. 11013/16/74-Estt. GOI decision below Rule 23 1. dispense with or relax the requirements of that rule to such extent and subject to such conditions as it may consider necessary. 25. The position in regard to the above two points is clarified as under :(i) the club of the nature mentioned above would be a public place not only for the non-member guests but also for members who may be Government servants.R. Reservation Rosters.2 regulating the conditions of service of Union Government servants.1 The Government may delegate. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4.P.1 No Government servant shall employ to work any child below the age of 14 years. the act complained of bears forbidden quality or character.. (ii) Drinking in the lodging room in a hotel will not attract the provisions of Rule 22 but drinking at the bar or restaurant where the public is permitted would attract the aforesaid rule. ACTS MISCONDUCT CONSTITUTING 1. M.1 and 4. by order. Where the Central Government is satisfied that the operation of any rule Note 4. D. unlawful behaviour. Interpretation [Rule 23] 25. a transgression of established and definite rule of action or code of conduct but not mere error of judgement.Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues.] 26.& A. it may. [G. Notification NO 108/54-Ests (A) dated the 20th November 1954. Delegation of Powers [Rule 24] 26.1 & 4.A. The word ‘misconduct’ though not capable of precise definition. [G. carelessness or negligence in performance of the duty.1 If any question arises relating to the interpretation of the CCS(Conduct) Rules 1964.

Indian Audit and Accounts Department Courseware on Common Administrative Issues.I. to any lawful and reasonable order of a superior.2 It is said that the service security.9 Infidelity.13 Habitual neglect of work. Note 4. are the hall mark of efficient Government servants. 1.12 Habitual late attendance.4 Makes it unsafe for the employer to retain him in service. 1. Reservation Rosters. dishonesty. 1964.O.P.14 Habitual absence without permission and overstaying of leave..10 Strike. untrustworthiness. 1. 1. If the act or conduct is 1. 1. & A.2 Such that the master cannot rely on the faithfulness of his employee. 134 . 1. A faithful and honest compliance with the Conduct Rules and yet. On the above lines 1. M. For the exhaustive list of misconduct. It is expected that the participants will observe the Rules of Conduct while performing their duties in office and as a civil citizen.11 Riotous and disorderly behaviour during office hours.. OR can be defined as misconduct. regard being had to the scope of the statute and the public purpose it seeks to serve. theft and fraud indulged into by the Government servant. SUMMARY If the Government servant is 1.H. reference may be made to “Notes on CCS(Conduct) Rule 1964” published by the G.6 Abusive or if he disturbs the peace of the place of his employment.8 Wilful insubordination or disobedience.1 Prejudicial or likely to be prejudicial to the interests of the master or to the reputation of the master.15 Conviction by criminal court. whether alone or in combination with others.2: The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules. picketing.3 Inconsistent or incompatible with the due or peaceful discharge of his duty to his master. safety. 1.. ‘gherao’ inciting others to strike work.1 and 4. 1. reputation and honour of the Government servants are in their own hands. D. 1. unfaithfulness. 1. unhesitant but dynamic discharge of duties.7 Habitually negligent in respect of the duties for which he is engaged. the context wherein the term occurs.A. Vigilance and Disciplinary Proceedings Session 4.R.5 Grossly immoral that all reasonable men will say that the employee cannot be trusted. Third edition. ALSO INCLUDES 1.1 & 4. 1.