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Conduct Rules -Proposed amendment on participation in social media and possession of immovable property

DoPT proposed amendments in All India Service (Conduct) Rules, 1968 with regard to participation in social media – Views to be sent on or before 12th August 2016.

Department of Personnel & Training has planned to modify certain points in Conduct Rules.

No.11011 /01 /2015-AIS-III

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi-110001

Dated: the l8th July, 2016.

To,

The Chief Secretaries of all the States/UTs,

Subject : Amendments in All India Service (Conduct) Rules, 1968.

Sir/Madam,

I am directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and has to say that a committee was constituted to review All India Service Rules. The committee inter-alia proposed certain amendments to the All India Service (Conduct) Rules, 1968. Accordingly, a statement showing the existing rule and the proposed amendment in All India Service (Conduct) Rules, 1968 is enclosed.

2. Therefore, it is requested to furnish your comment/views on the proposed amendments latest by 12th August, 2016. The comments/views may also be sent by email at so~ais3@nic.in.

3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority. Encl: As above.

Yours faithfully,

 

(Rajesh Kumar Yadav)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Tel. 011-23094714

Fax: 011-23092344

Proposed amendments in AIS(Conduct) Rules, 1968

SI No. Existing rules Proposed Amendment Comments/Views
1. Rule 6 Connection with press or radio-Previous sanction of the Government shall not be required when the member of the service, m the bona fide discharge of his duties or otherwise, publishes a book or contributes to or participates in public media. Connection with press or radio or television or video or social/public mediaPrevious sanction of the Government shall not be required when the member of the service, in the bona fide discharge of his duties or otherwise, publishes a book or
article or contributes to or participates in any public media including social media websites.
2. Rule7 Criticism of Government-No member of the Service shall, in any radio broadcast or communication over any public media or in any document published anonymously, pseudonymously or in his own name or in the name of any other person or in any communication to the press or in any public utterance, make any statement of fact or opinion:-

i. Which has the effect of an adverse criticism of any current or recent policy or action of the Central policy or action of the Central Government or a State Government or

ii. which is capable of embarrassing the relations embarrassing the relations between the Central
between the Central Government and any State Government or

iii. which is capable of embarrassing the relations between the Central
Government and any State Government; or Government and the Government the of any Foreign State:

Provided that nothing in this rule shall apply to any statement made or views expressed by a member of the Service in his official capacity and in the due member of the Service in his official capacity and in the due performance of the duties assigned to him.

Criticism of Government-No member of the Service shall, in any radio broadcast or communication over any public media or in any document published anonymously, pseudonymously or in his own name or in the name of any other person or in any communication to the press or in any public utterance, make any statement of fact or opinion:-

i. Which has the effect of an adverse criticism of any current or adverse criticism of any current or recent

policy or action of the Central policy or action of the Central Government or a State Government or a State Government; or

ii. which is capable of embarrassing the relations between the Central between the Central Government and any State Government or

iii. which is capable of embarrassing the relations between the Central Government and any State Government; or Government and the Government the of any Foreign State:

Provided that nothing in this rule shall apply to any statement made or views expressed by a member of the Service in his official capacity and in the due member of the Service in his official capacity and in the due performance of the duties assigned to him.

NOTE: The member of service shall also not make any such statement on television, social media or any other communication application. The word “Document” may also include a caricature.

3. Rule 12 (l)(ii) the acceptance of simple and inexpensive entertainments arranged by public bodies or institutions. the acceptance of simple and inexpensive entertainment events arranged by public bodies or institutions.
4. Explanation I below Rule 16
For the purpose of this rule, the expression movable property includes inter alia the following property, namely:-(a) jewellery, insurance policies the annual premia of which exceeds *two months basic pay of the member of Service, shares, securities and debentures;(b) loans advanced by or to such member of the Service, whether secured or not;
(c) motor cars, motor cycles, horses, or any other means of conveyance;and(d) refrigerators, radiograms and television sets.
Explanation I under Rule 16
For the purpose of this rule, the , expression movable property · includes inter alia the following property, namely:-(a) jewellery, insurance policies the annual premia of which exceeds two months basic pay of the member of Service, shares, securities and debentures;(b) loans advanced by or to such member of the Service, whether secured or not;(c) automobiles or any other means of conveyance of value exceeding two months of basic pay; and

(d) household equipments of value exceeding two months basic pay.

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Download DoPT Circular No.11011 /01 /2015-AIS-III dated 18.07.2016

 

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