Code Of Conduct Meaning, implication, examples
Conduct Rules for Public Life
Public honor . Without government permission, he must not accept any honor, ceremony, meeting, a rally held in his honor (or in honor of another employee). Farewell party during retirement/transfer-permitted . Simple and inexpensive entertainments arrange by public bodies or institutions-permitted
Vindication of official acts Suppose public/press has made some remarks against him for his official conduct. He cannot filea defamation suit against them or make press statements, without government permission.
Freedom of Speech Shall not divulge information he got during his official capacity to a third party- except under good faith or when required by the law / departmental rules. shall guard the official secrets. (Except where RTI applies.) Shall not make any public utterance that would embarrass relations between . o union vs state vs state o India vs foreign country o executive/Judi./legislature o Criticizing any policy of union/state government. Needs government permission before publishing book/writing in newspaper / appearing on TV - radio EXCEPT for literary, artistic or scientific character. . e He shall not do above things even anonymously or pseudonymously.
Politics . must not take part in politics must not give election fund/ assistance to any . Can vote. But must not tell his preference to other . Must not display any election symbols on his person, . Must not participate in rally, dharna-pradarshan, and political party people vehicle or home demonstration without government permission.
Conduct rules for Financial Life
At Office 1. Must show diligence and probity in 2. Cannot demand funds from anyone spending public money without government permission- even for good / charitable cause.
Sharemarket 1. Must not make a speculative investment in share market. Frequent purchase or sale of bonds/equity-counts as speculation. Because speculative-risky-can make him indebted. and indebted employee- more likely to accept bribes. Must not buy shares/bonds from people he has official dealings with. because this opens Pandora's box for bribe transfer. e.g contractor sells his shares worth 1 lakh (at the current market rate) to engineer at a throwaway price of just Rs.10000. An occasional investment in Mutual funds/ ULIP etc. permitted. But has to notify the government about such 'movable' assets. 2. 3.
Property related Must furnish details about movable or immovable property bought/sold by him or his family. (including purchase, sale, renting, leasing, mortgage, gift.) 1. must not rent/lease his government quarter (house) to a third party 2. must avoid habitual indebtedness or insolvency 3. Must not make any investment/renting/leasing that is likely to embarrass or influence him in the discharge of his official duties. (same for his family member)
Marriage/family Bigamy prohibited. Even if bigamy permitted under his religion's personal law- he needs to get government permission. 1. 2. Must not give dowry, take dowry or demand dowry. 3. Must not neglect his parents, wife, and children. 4. Must not employ child labor 5. Observe age limit in marriage. Must not marry off his underage children, must not attend such ceremonies of other relatives. 6. Must not involve in adultery, moral turpitude etc. Moral turpitude is not limited to sex and unnatural relationship. It implies depravity and wickedness of character - anything that could shock the moral conscience of society in general 7. protect the environment, wildlife and cultural heritage and other fundamental duties
Gifts 1. Must not accept gifts, free transport, boarding, lodging, lavish hospitality or frequent hospitality etc. from anyone he has official dealings with 2. Must not allow his family member/ middlemen to accept such gifts/hospitality either A casual/occasional meal, lift or other social hospitality count as a gift. Can accept gifts for weddings, anniversaries or religious functions. As long as they're within reasonable limits and social norms. Must declare expensive gifts received by him / his family member doesn't 4. 5.
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