Friday, 31 December 2021

Conduct & Disciplinary Rules – 94 : (Compiled By Com Kayveeyes)

 Conduct & Disciplinary Rules – 94 : (Compiled By Com Kayveeyes)



47. What is dowry? How far it is related to Govt servants? Cite the relevant provisions of the Conduct Rules relating to dowry.

(a) 'Dowry' means any property or valuable security given or agreed to be given either directly or indirectly

(i) by one party to a marriage to the other party to the marriage; Or

(ii) by the parents of either party to a marriage or by any other person to either party to the marriage or to any other person; at or before or after the marriage as consideration for the marriage of the said parties, but does not include dower or mahr in the case of persons to whom the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) applies.

(Explanation below Rule 13-A)

Rule 13-A)

(b) A Government servant should not give or take or abet the giving or taking of dowry.

A Government servant should not demand, directly or indirectly, from the parent or guardian of a bride or bridegroom, as the case may be, any dowry.

33. Can a Govt servant accept any complimentary or valedictory address or accept any testimonials attending any meeting held in his honour?

No Govt servant shall, except with the previous sanction of the Govt, receive any complimentary or valedictory address or accept any testimonial or attend any meeting or entertainment held in his honour; or in the honour of any other Govt servant.

Nothing in this rule shall apply to a farewell entertainment of a substantially private and informal character held in honour of a Govt servant or any other Govt servant on the occasion of his retirement or transfer or any person who has recently quitted the service of any Govt or the acceptance of simple and inexpensive entertainments arranged by public bodies or institutions.

Exercise of pressure or influence of any sort on any Govt servant to in due him to subscribe towards any farewell entertainment if it is of a substantially private or informal character and the collection subscriptions from Group 'C' or 'D' employees under any circumstances for the entertainment of any Govt servant not belonging to Group 'C' and 'D' is forbidden.

However, Govt servants are not, precluded from attending such ceremonies performed by others in respect of purely non-political or cultural institutions. There is no objection in their speaking at such functions on subjects which are entirely cultural and non-political.

 (Rule 14)

34. Under what circumstances may a Government servant be permitted to undertake private practice in medicine?

Since practice of medicine by unqualified and untrained persons will be harmful to the community, permission will be granted only to those who hold recognized qualifications. As such, a Government servant may be permitted to undertake practice in medicine by the Heads of Departments in the following circumstances:

(i)      The Government servant should hold recognized qualifications in any system of medicine and be registered under the relevant law in force in the State or Union Territory concerned.

(ii)     The practice should be undertaken during spare time on a purely charitable basis, without detriment to the official duties of the Government servant.

(G. I. D. (9) Rule 15)

49. How should a Government servant conduct himself in respect of speculation, investment, lending and borrowing?

1. A Government servant should not speculate in any stock, share or other investment

2. He should not make, or permit any member of his family or any person acting on his behalf to make any investment which is likely to embarrass or influence him in the discharge of his official duties.

3. He should not, either himself or through any member of his family or any other person acting on his behalf, lend or borrow or deposit money, as a principal or an agent, to or from, or with, any person or firm or private limited company within the local limits of his authority or with whom he is likely to have official dealings or otherwise place himself under any pecuniary obligation to such person, or firm or private limited company.

4. He should not lend money to any person at interest or in a manner whereby return in money or in kind is charged or paid.

However, this will not affect a Government servant in giving to or accepting from a relative or a personal friend, a purely temporary loan of a small amount free of interest, or operating a credit account with a bonafide tradesman or making an advance of pay to his private employee. This will not also apply in respect of any transaction entered into by a Government servant with the previous sanction of the Government.

5. He should not approach his subordinates for standing surety for loans taken from private sources either by him or by his relatives or friends.

[Rule 16 and G. I. D. (3)] 


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