Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Andhra Pradesh Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 

Published vide Notification G.O.Ms.No. 468, G.A.D.,  Dated  17-4-1964 

     In  exercise  of  the  powers  conferred  by  the  proviso  to  Article  309  of  the  Constitution  of  India,  the  Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following rules to regulate the conduct of Government employees :

1.  Short  title  and  application: -  
(1)  These  rules  may  be  called  the  Andhra  Pradesh  Civil  Services  (Conduct) Rules, 1964.

(2)  They  shall  apply  to  every  person  who  is  a  member  of  a  civil  service  of  the  State  or  holds  any  civil  post under the State or in connection with the affairs of the State : Provided that nothing in these rules shall apply to
(a) the Judges of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh;
(b) the members of the All-India Services ;
(c)  persons  who  are  not  full-time  employees  but  are  engaged  by  Government  to  do  certain  work without  prejudice  to  the  regular  practice  by  such  persons  of  their  professions  in  other  respects, subject  to  the  exception  that  Rules  14,  15,  17,  18  and  19  shall  apply  to  the  Advocate-General, Government Pleaders, Public Prosecutors and Pleaders doing Government work;
(d) the members of the village establishment;
(e) persons paid from contingencies.

2. Definitions: -
     In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,

(i) "District" means a revenue district;
(ii)  "Government"  means  the  Government  of  Andhra  Pradesh  and  includes  any  subordinate  authority which  may  be  declared  by  them,  subject  to  such  conditions  as  they  think  fit,  to  be  Government  for  all or any of the purposes of these rules : Provided  that  the  powers  and  functions  of  Government  under  these  rules  shall,  in  relation  to  the  members of the staff of the Governor's Secretariat, be exercised by the Governor of Andhra Pradesh;
(iii) "Government employee" means any person who is a member of a civil service of the State of Andhra Pradesh  or  holds  any  civil  post  under  the  State  or  in  connection  with  the  affairs  of  the  State,  whether he is on duty or under suspension or on leave or on foreign service, either within or outside the State;
(iv)  "Head  of  Department"  means  the  authority  declared  as  such  in  Appendix  I  to  the  Andhra  Pradesh Financial Code, Volume II.
(v)  "Member  of  the  Family"  in  relation  to  a  Government  employee,  includes  the  spouse,  son,  daughter, step-son  or  step-daughter  of  such  employee,  whether  residing  with,  such  employee  or  not,  and  any other  person  related  to,  and  residing  with  such  employee  and  wholly  dependent  on  such  employee, but  does  not  include  a  spouse  legally  separated  from  such  employee,  or  a  son,  daughter,  step-son,  or step-daughter  who  is  no  longer  in  any  way  dependent  upon  such  employee,  or  of  whose  custody such employee is deprived by law;
(vi) "State" means the State of Andhra Pradesh.

3.  General: -  

(1)  Every  Government  employee  shall  be  devoted  to  his  duty  and  shall  maintain  absolute integrity, discipline, impartiality and a sense of propriety. (2)  No  Government  employee  shall  behave  in  a  manner  which  is  unbecoming  of  such  employee  or derogatory to the prestige of Government. (3)  No  Government  employee  shall  act  in  a  manner  which  will  place  his  official  position  under  any  kind  of embarrassment.
(4)  No  Government  employee  shall,  in  the  performance  of  his  official  duties  or  in  the  exercise  of  powers conferred  on  him,  act  otherwise  than  in  his  best  judgement  except  when  he  is  acting  under  the  direction  of his  official  superior,  and  shall,  where  he  is  acting  under  such  direction,  obtain  the  direction  in  writing, wherever  practicable,  and  where  it  is  not  practicable  to  obtain  the  direction  in  writing,  shall  obtain  written confirmation  of  the  direction  as  soon  thereafter  as  possible.  It  shall  be  incumbent  on  such  official  superior to  confirm  in  writing  the  oral  directions  given  by  him,  and  in  any  event,  he  shall  not  refuse  such  written confirmation where a request is made by the Government employee to whom such direction was given.

Explanation :-  Nothing  in  sub-rule  (4)  shall  be  construed  as  empowering  a  Government  employee  to  evade his  responsibilities  by  seeking  instructions  from,  or  approval  of,  an  official  superior  where  such  instructions are not necessary under the scheme of distribution of powers and responsibilities. [(5)  Every  Government  servant  holding  a  superior  post  shall  take  all  possible  steps  to  ensure  the  integrity and devotion to duty of all government servants for the time being under his control and authority.

Explanation: -  A  Government  servant  who  habitually  fails  to  perform  the  task  assigned  to  him  within  the time  set  for  the  purpose  and  with  the  quality  of  performance  expected  of  him  shall  be  deemed  to  be lacking in devotion to duty.]

[(6)  Prohibition  regarding  employment  of  children  below  14  years  of  age  : - No  member  of  the  service  shall employ to work any child below the age of 14 years.]

3A.  Joining  of  associations  by  Government  employees: -
No  Government  employee  shall  join,  or  continue to  be  a  member  of,  an  association  the  object  or  activities  of  which  are  prejudicial  to  the  interests  of  the sovereignty and integrity of India or Public Order.

[3B. Promptness and courtesy: - No Government Servant shall
       (a) in the performance of his Official duties, act in a discourteous manner ;
       (b)  in  his  Official  dealings  with  the  public  or  otherwise  adopt  dilatory  tactics  or  wilfully  cause  delays  in disposal of the work assigned to him.]

3C.  Prohibition  of  sexual  harassment  of  working  women: -  No  Government  Servant  shall  in  the performance  of  his  Official  duties  act  in  a  discourteous  and  discriminate  manner  with  any  working  women or indulge in sexual harassment either directly or by implication.
Explanation : -  For  the  purpose  of  this  rule,  'Sexual  Harassment'  includes  such  unwelcome  activities  either directly or by implication have
       (a) physical contact and advances;
       (b) a demand or request for sexual favours;
       (c) sexually coloured remarks;
       (d) showing pornography;
       (e) any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature. Such  conduct  which  amounts  to  a  special  offence  under  the  Indian  Penal  Code,  1860  or  under  any  other law for the time being in force.]

[3D.  Complaints  Committee  will  be  deemed  to  be  an  Inquiry  Committee  and  the  report  submitted  by  it  shall be  deemed  to  be  an  inquiry  report  under  A.P.  Civil  Services  (Classification,  Control  and  Appeal)  Rules, 1991].

4.  Strikes: -  No  Government  employee  shall  participate  in  any  strike  or  similar  activities  or  incitement thereto.
Explanation : - The expression "similar activities" shall be deemed to include (i) absence from duty or work without permission;
(ii)  neglect  of  duty  with  the  object  of  compelling  any  superior  officer  or  Government  to  take  or  omit  to take any official action;
(iii) any demonstrative fast, like "hunger strike" with the object mentioned in item (ii); or
(iv) concerted or organised refusal on the part of Government employees to receive their pay.

5. Demonstrations: -  No  Government  employee  shall  participate  in  any  demonstration  which  is  against  the interests of the sovereignty and integrity of India or public order.

6.  Gifts,  services,  entertainments,  addresses  and  other  forms  of  felicitations: -
(1)  No  Government employee shall,
   (i)  accept,  or  permit  any  member  of  his  family  to  accept,  from  any  person  any  gift,  the  receipt  of  which, or  any  service  the  performance  of  which,  will  place  such  employee  under  any  kind  of  official obligation  or  embarrassment  in  relation  to  any  person;  if,  however,  the  offer  of  a  gift  cannot  be refused without giving undue offence to the donor, it may be accepted and the matter reported to the Government for decision as to its disposal; or
   (ii) receive any address or accept any felicitation or entertainment held in his honour: Provided that nothing in this sub-rule shall apply to
     (a) gifts of flowers or fruits of trifling value;
     (b)  gifts  of  value,  reasonable  in  all  circumstances  of  the  case,  from  relations,  and  sifts  of  a  value of  less  than  two  hundred  rupees  from  personal  friends  presented  to  a  Government  employee or to any member of his family on ceremonial occasions such as weddings;
     (c) the performance of an occasional service of a trifling character;
     (d) the sitting for a group photo with officers and the members of the staff of his office. (iii) stay in any Guest House owned by a private person and enjoy his hospitality.
(2)  If  any  question  arises  whether  the  receipt  of  a  gift  or  the  performance  of  a  service  places  the Government  employee  under  any  kind  of  official  obligation  or  embarrassment,  the  decision  of  Government thereon shall be final.
(3)  No  Government  employee  shall  receive  any  trowel,  key,  scissors  or  other  similar  article  offered  to  him  in connection  with  any  ceremonial  function  such  as  the  laying  of  foundation  stone  or  the  opening  of  a building.

[6A.  Every  Government  employee  shall  intimate  to  the  Competent  Authority  within  fifteen  days  from  the date  of  receipt  of  any  foreign  currency  or  foreign  goods  of  value  of  more  than  Rs.  10,000/-  from  any  person by  him  or  by  person  of  his  family  or  by  any  person  on  their  behalf,  in  the  form  given  in  the  Annexure  III  to these rules].

7.  Subscriptions: -  No  Government  employee  shall,  except  with  the  previous  sanction  of  Government,  ask for,  or  accept,  or  in  any  way  participate  in  the  raising  of,  any  subscriptions  or  other  pecuniary  assistance  in pursuance of any object whatsoever.

8.  Lending,  borrowing  and  insolvency: - 
(1)  No  Government  employee  shall,  save  in  the  ordinary  course  of business  with  a  bank  or  a  public  limited  company,  himself  or  through  any  member  of  his  family  or  any person acting on his behalf,
     (a)  lend  or  borrow  or  deposit  money  as  a  principal  or  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 pecuniary obligation to such person or firm; or
     (b)  lend  money  to  any  person  at  interest  or  in  manner  whereby  return  in  money  or  kind  is  charged  or paid :
     Provided  that  Government  employee  may  give  to,  or  accept  from  a  relative  or  a  personal  friend  a  purely temporary  loan  of  small  amount  free  of  interest  or  operate  a  credit  account  with  a  bona fide  tradesman  or make an advance of pay to his private employee;

     Provided  further  that  nothing  in  this  sub-rule  shall  apply  in  respect  of  any  transaction  entered  into  by  a Government employee with the previous sanction of the Government.
(1A)  When  a  Government  employee  is  appointed  or  transferred  to  a  post  of  such  nature  as  would embarrass  or  influence  him  in  the  discharge  of  his  official  duties  or  involve  him  in  the  breach  of  any  of  the provisions  of  sub-rule  (1),  he  shall  forthwith  report  the  circumstances  to  the  Government  and  shall thereafter act in accordance with such order as may be made by the Government.
(2) The prohibition in sub-rule (1) shall not apply to
   (i)  any  transaction  of  a  Government  employee  with  a  co-operative  society  registered  or  deemed  to  have been  registered  under  the  law  relating  to  co-operative  societies  for  the  time  being  in  force  in  the State;    (ii)  a  Government  employee  who  lends  money  while  acting  as  an  executor,  administrator  or  a  trustee without profit or advantage to himself;    (iii)  a  Government  employee  who  belongs  to  a  Joint  Hindu  family  carrying  on  the  business  of  money lending  as  an  ancestral  profession,  provided  he  takes  no  active  share  in  that  business  and  is  not employed in the district in which the said business of the family is carried on.
(3)  A  Government  employee  shall  so  manage  his  private  affairs  as  to  avoid  habitual  indebtedness  or insolvency.  A  Government  employee  who  is  involved  in  a  legal  proceeding  for  insolvency  shall  forthwith report the full facts to Government.

9.  Acquiring  or  disposing  of  movable  or  immovable  property: -  (1)  No  Government  employee  shall,  except after  previous  intimation  to  Government,  acquire  or  dispose  of,  or  permit  any  member  of  his  family  to acquire  or  dispose  of,  any  immovable  property  by  exchange,  purchase,  sale,  gift  or  otherwise,  either  by himself or through others.

Note:  - When a Government servant or a member of his family accepts "advance of rent" from a prospective tenant for the construction or completion of a building to be rented, it constitutes a transaction in immovable property and falls within the scope of the above sub-rule : 

[Provided that any such transaction conducted otherwise than through a regular or reputed dealer, viz.,
(i) Banking Institutions, including Co-operative Banks
(ii)  Financial  Corporations  set  up  by  the  State  Governments  which  provide  loans  for  house  construction ;
(iii)  Apex  Co-operative  Housing  Finance  Institutions  such  as  Delhi  Co-operative  Housing  Finance Society ; and
(iv)  Public  Companies  formed  and  registered  in  India  with  the  main  object  of  carrying  on  the  business of  providing  long  term  finance  for  construction  or  purchase  of  houses  in  India  for  residential purposes  like  the  Housing  Development  Finance  Corporation  Limited,  LIC.,  CANFIN  and  Nationalised banks, shall be with the previous sanction of Government];

Provided  further  that  no  Government  employee  shall  acquire  or  permit  any  member  of  his  family  to  acquire any  immovable  property  in  any  area  in  which  land  developmental  schemes  are  under  execution  by  or contemplation of, the Department in which the employee is employed.

[Provided  further  that  Government  employee  shall  submit  the  particulars  giving  prior  intimation  or  seeking prior sanction, in the following format : (1) Name and Designation :
(2) Scale of pay and present pay :
(3) Purpose of application/sanction for transaction/prior intimation of transaction :
(4) Whether property is being acquired or disposed
(5) Probable date of acquisition/disposal of property :
(6) Mode of acquisition/disposal :
(7)  (a)  Full  details  about  location  Viz.,  Municipal  No.,  Street/Village,  Mandal,  District  and  State  in  which situated :
       (b) Description of the property, in the case of cultivable land, dry or irrigated land :
       (c) Whether free hold or leasehold :
       (d)  Whether  the  applicant's  interest  in  the  property  is  in  full  or  part  (in  case  of  partial  interest,  the  extent of such interest must be indicated) :           (e)  In  case  the  transaction  is  not  exclusively  in  the  name  of  the  Government  Servant,  particulars  of ownership and share of each member :
(8) Sale/purchase price of the property (Market value in the case of gifts) :
(9) In cases of acquisition, source or sources from which financed / proposed to be financed
       (a) Personal savings :
       (b) Other sources giving details :
(10)  In  the  case  of  disposal  of  property,  was  requisite  sanction  /  intimation  obtained/given  for  its acquisition. A copy of the sanction/acknowledgement should be attached :
(11) (a) Name and address of the party with whom transaction is proposed to be made :
        (b) Is the party related to the applicant ? If so, state the relationship :
        (c)  Did  the  applicant  have  any  dealings  with  party  in  his  official  capacity  at  any  time,  or  is  the  applicant likely to have any dealings with him in the near future ?
        (d)  How  was  the  transaction  arranged  ?  (Whether  through  any  statutory  body  or  a  Private  agency through advertisement or through friends and relatives. Full particulars to be given).
(12) Any other relevant fact which the applicant may like to mention.


I,.......................hereby  declare  that  the  particulars  given  above  are  true.  I  request  that  I  may  be  given permission  to  acquire/dispose  of  property  as  described  above  from  /  to  the  party  whose  name  is mentioned in item 11 above.


I,....................................hereby  intimate  the  proposed  acquisition  /  disposal  of  property  by  me  as  detailed above. I declare that the particulars given above are true.

Station :
Date :

Signature : 
Designation : 

Note: - 
1. In the above form, different portions may be used according to requirement. 
2. Where previous sanction asked for, the application should be submitted atleast 30 days before the proposed date of the transaction.


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