Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Conduct & Disciplinary Rules – 91 : (Compiled By Com Kayveeyes)

 Conduct & Disciplinary Rules – 91 : (Compiled By Com Kayveeyes)

Conduct & Disciplinary Rules – 91 : (Compiled By Com Kayveeyes)



33. What instruction have been laid down to regulate the display of posters and other notices by Government servants / Unions / Associations in Government Offices?

The facility for display of notices in office premises should be granted to recognized associations/trade unions by the competent authorities. The notices should be of non-controversial nature. Notices other than those of specified types should be submitted for prior approval of the competent authority. The posters/notices which can be displayed should relate to the following matters:

1. The date, time, place and purpose of a meeting.

2. Statements of accounts of income and expenditure of the Unions/ Associations,

3. Announcements regarding holding of elections excluding canvassing there for and result thereof.

4. Reminders to the membership of the Associations/Unions in a general way about the dues outstanding against them.

5. Announcements relating to matters of general interest to the members of Associations/Unions provided

(a) they are not in the nature of criticism;

(b) they are not subversive of discipline;

(c) they do not contain objectionable or offensive language; and

(d) they do not contain attacks on individuals, directly or indirectly.

The facilities provided to recognized associations/ unions are not extended to individual Government servants or their associations/unions. They have no right to display posters or other notices on the walls, doors, etc., of the office premises. Government servants violating these instructions are liable for appropriate action.

Action for alleged violation of rule 6 can be taken by a disciplinary authority only when an authority not below the level of a head of the department has decided that the objects or activities of the association concerned are such as would attract rule 6 ibid.

(G. I.D. (1) Rule 6)

34.  Whether the C. C. S. (Conduct) Rules, 1964, prohibits a Government servant from participating in demonstrations and strikes?

A Government servant should not engage himself or participate in any demonstration which is prejudicial to the interests of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or morality, or which involves contempt of court, defamation or incitement to an offence.

He should not 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.

   Prominent participants in a "Ghero" render themselves liable for disciplinary action for contravention Rules 7 of the Conduct Rules

(Rule 7 and G. I. D. (2) and (3))

35. What acts of Government employees constitute a 'strike' under the Conduct Rules, 1964?

The following are certain acts of Government employees which are covered under the definition of 'strike' under the C. C. S. (Conduct) Rules, 1964:

1. Refusal to work or stoppage or slowing down of work by a group of employees acting in combination.

2. Mass abstention from work without permission (Which is wrongly described as 'mass casual leave')

3. Refusal to work overtime where such overtime work is necessary in the public interest.

4. Resort to practices or conduct which is likely or result in the cessation or substantial retardation of work in any organization. Such practices include 'go slow', 'sit-down', 'pen-down', 'stay-in', 'token', 'sympathetic' or any other similar strike. It also includes absence from work for participation in a Bandh or any similar movements.

(G. I. D. (2) Rule 7)


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