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Based on the recommendations of the Committee on Prevention of Corruption headed by late Shri K. Santhanam, the Conduct Rules for Government servants were revised with a view to maintaining integrity in public Services and the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 were notified laying down the Code of Conduct for Central Government employees. A bilingual edition of the Brochure on Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 was published in 1986 and thereafter no further edition has been brought out. In the meantime several provisions of the rules have been amended and a number of clarifications have been issued. Therefore, it has been decided to bring out an up-to-date edition.

The Brochure is, however, intended to serve only as a guide and in so far as the actual application of the Government orders mentioned under various Rules are concerned, the relevant O.M. may be consulted.

Suggestions for improvement and rectification of errors and omissions, if any, are always welcome.





S.O. 4177- In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 and clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules, namely:-


1. Short title, commencement and application

(1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services(Conduct) Rules, 1964.

(2) They shall come into force at once.

(3) Save as otherwise provided in these rules and subject to the provisions of the Indian Foreign Service (Conduct and Discipline) Rules, 1961, these rules shall apply to every person appointed to a civil service or post (including a civilian in Defence Service) in connection with the affairs of the Union:

Provided that nothing in these rules shall apply to any Government servant who is –

(a) (i) a railway servant as defined in Section 3 of the Indian Railways Act, 1890 (9 of 1890);

(ii) a person holding a post in the Railway Board and is subject to the Railway Services (Conduct) Rules;

(iii) holding any post under the administrative control of the Railway Board or of the Financial Commissioner of Railways;

(b) a member of an All India Service;

(c) a holder of any post in respect of which the President has, by a general or special order, directed that these rules shall not apply:

Provided further that Rules 4,6,7,12,14, sub-rule(3) of Rule 15, Rule 16, sub-rules (1), (2) and (3) of Rule 18, Rules 19, 20 and 21 shall not apply to any Government servant who draws a pay which does not exceed Rs.500 per mensem and holds a non-gazetted post in any of the following establishments, owned or managed by the Government, namely:-

(i) ports, docks, wharves or jetties;

(ii) defence installations except training establishments;

(iii) public works establishments, in so far as they relate to work-charged staff;

(iv) irrigation and electric power establishments;

(v) mines as defined in clause (j) of Section 2 of the Mines Act, 1952 (35 of 1952);

(vi) factories as defined in clause (m) of Section 2 of the Factories Act, 1948 (63 of 1948); and

(vii) field units of the Central Tractor Organisation employing workmen governed by labour laws:

Provided further that these rules shall apply to any person temporarily transferred to a service or post specified in clause (a) of the first proviso to whom but for such transfer these rules would have otherwise applied.

EXPLANATION- For the purposes of the second proviso, the expression 'establishment' shall not include any railway establishment or any office mainly concerned with administrative, managerial, supervisory, security or welfare functions.