1. Conduct Rules
Government employee are bound by CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 which prescribe certain do’s and don’ts to be observed by the employee for an impartial and faithful discharge of their duties and responsibilities.
The Conduct Rules apply to every civil employee (including a civilian in Defence Service and employees of non-statutory departmental canteen/tiffin rooms).
Some Do’s for Employees
1. maintain absolute integrity, devotion to duty and ensure the same of his subordinates and do nothing unbecoming of a Govt. servant at all times.
2. Ensure punctuality in attendance.
3. Commit himself to and uphold the supremacy of the Constitution and democratic values; defend and upload the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, public order, decency and morality; maintain high ethical standards and honesty; and maintain political neutrality.
4. Promote the principle of merit fairness and impartiality in the discharge of duties; and maintain accountability and transparency.
5. Maintain responsiveness to the public, particularly to the weaker section; and maintain courtesy and good behavior with the public.
6. Take decision solely in public interest and ensure use of public resources efficiently effectively and economically; and declare any private interests relating to his public duties and resolve any conflict so as to protect public interest.
7. Refrain from doing anything contrary to law, rules regulations and established practices.
8. Maintain discipline in discharge of his duties and be liable to implement the lawful orders duly communicated to him.
9. Maintain confidentiality in performance of his duties as per law, particularly with regard to information, disclosure of which may prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State strategic, scientific or economic interests of the State, friendly relation with foreign countries.
10. Perform and discharge his duties with highest degree of professionalism and dedication to the best of his abilities.
11. Act in his best judgment except when acting under the direction from superior.
12. Give written directions. Of oral direction becomes unavoidable, it must be confirmed in writing as soon as possible. Any subordinate receiving oral directions should also seek confirmation in writing from his superior.
13. Make choice, take decisions and make recommendations on merit alone, and act with fairness and impartiality without discrimination against anyone particularly the poor and underprivileged sections of society.
14. Observe policies of Government on age of marriage, environment preservation, protection of wildlife and cultural heritage and prevention of crime against women.
15. Inform about the fact and circumstance of his conviction by a court, at the earliest to the superior.
16. Inform about the fact and circumstances of his arrest, if any, to the superior promptly even if subsequently released on ball.
17. Observe courtesy in dealing with MPs and MLAs.