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CCS (Conduct) Rules - The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 impose various restrictions on the Government servan...

The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964







CCS (Conduct) Rules - The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 impose various restrictions on the Government servants. Important provisions of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 which impose such restrictions and as made applicable to employees of the Secretariat are as given below:



3-B Observance of Government’s policies

Every Employee of the Secretariat shall, at all times- 

(i) act in accordance with the Government’s policies regarding age of marriage, preservation of the environment, protection of wildlife, and cultural heritage. 


(ii) Observe the Government’s policies regarding prevention of crime against women.


3-C. Prohibition of Sexual harassment of working women
(1) No Employee of the Secretariat shall indulge in any act of sexual harassment of any woman at her workplace. 

(2) Every Employee of the Secretariat who is in charge of a workplace shall take appropriate steps to prevent sexual harassment to any woman at such workplace. Explanation- For the purpose of this rule, “sexual harassment” includes such unwelcome sexually determined behaviour, whether directly or otherwise, as- 

(a) physical contact and advances;

(b) demand or request for sexual favours;
(c) sexually coloured remarks;
(d) showing any pornography; or
(e) any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature.



(11) Rule 13. Receiving Gifts
(1) Save as otherwise provided in these rules, no Employee of the Secretariat shall accept, or permit any member of his/her family or any other person acting on his/her behalf to accept any gift. 


EXPLANATION:- The expression "gift" shall include free transport, boarding, lodging or other service or any other pecuniary advantage provided by any person other than a near relative or personal friend having no official dealings with the Employee of the Secretariat. 


NOTE 1. A casual meal, lift or other social hospitality shall not be deemed to be a gift. 

NOTE 2. An Employee of the Secretariat shall avoid accepting lavish hospitality or frequent hospitality from any individual, industrial or commercial firm, organization, etc., having official dealings with him/her. 

(2) On occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, funerals or religious functions, when the making of gift is in conformity with the prevailing religious and social practice, an Employee of the Secretariat may accept gifts from his/her near relatives or from his/her personal friends having no official dealing with him/her, but shall make a report to the Secretariat, if the value of such gift exceeds- 

(i) rupees seven thousand in case of an Employee of the Secretariat holding any Group 'A' post; 
(ii) rupees four thousand in the case of an Employee of the Secretariat holding any Group 'B' post; and 
(iii) rupees two thousand in the case of an Employee of the Secretariat holding any Group 'C' post. 


 (3) In any other case, an Employee of the Secretariat shall not accept any gift without the sanction of the Secretariat, if the value exceeds - 

(i) rupees one thousand five hundred in the case of Employee of the Secretariat holding any Group 'A' or Group 'B' post; and 
(ii) rupees five hundred in the case of Employee of the Secretariat holding any Group 'C' post. 

(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rules (2) and (3), an Employee of the Secretariat, being a member of the Indian delegation or otherwise, may receive and retain gifts from foreign dignitaries, if the market value of gifts received on one occasion does not exceed rupees one thousand. In all other cases, the acceptance and retention of such gifts shall be regulated by the instructions issued by the Government in this regard from time to time. 

(5) An Employee of the Secretariat shall not accept any gifts from any foreign firm which is either contracting with the Secretariat or is one with which the Employee of the Secretariat had, has or is likely to have official dealings. Acceptance of gifts by an Employee of the Secretariat from any other firm shall be subject to the provisions of sub-rule (3) 




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