Saturday, December 13, 2014

Subject: Amendment to Rule 3 of Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 -Need for code of Ethics and Values of Civil Services.
F. No. 11013/6/2014-Estt.A Government of IndiaMinistry 'Of Personnel, Public Grievances and PensionDepartment of Personnel & TrainingEstablishment DivisionNorth Block, New Delhi – 110001Dated December 10th , 2014
This undersigned is directed to say that Rule 3 of Central Civil Services(Conduct) Rules, 1964 has been amended vide G.S.R. No 845(E) dated 27 thNovember,2014 to incorporate the expected standards of the civil services and provide foraccountability of civil servants to ensure good governance and better delivery ofservices to citizen. The above said Notification is also available on the website of thisDepartment at www.persminmov.in/DOPT.aso2. Consequent to the above amendment, the sub-rule (1) of Rule 3 of Central CivilServices (Conduct) Rules, 1964 now reads as follows:Every Government servant shall at all times-(i) maintain absolute integrity;(ii) maintain devotion to duty;(iii) do nothing which is unbecoming of a Government servant;(iv) commit himself to and uphold the supremacy of the Constitution anddemocratic values;(v) defend and uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security. .ofthe State, public order, decency and morality;(vi) maintain high ethical standards and honesty;(vii) maintain political neutrality;(viii) promote the principles of merit, fairness and impartiality in the discharge ofduties;(ix) maintain accountability and transparency;(x) maintain responsiveness to the public, particularly to the weaker section;(xi) maintain courtesy and good behaviour with the public;(xii) take decisions solely in public interest and use or cause to use publicresources efficiently, effectively and economically;(xiii) declare any private interests relating to his public duties and take steps toresolve any conflicts in a way that protects the public interest;(xiv) not place himself under any financial or other obligations to any individualor organisation which may influence him in the performance of his officialduties;(xv) not misuse his position as civil servant and not take decisions in order toderive financial or material benefits for himself, his family or his friends;• Contd.... F.No. 11013/6/2014-Estt.A dated 10.12.2014(xvi) make choices, take decisions and make recommendations on merit alone;(xvii) act with fairness and impartiality and not discriminate against anyone,particularly the poor and the under-privileged sections of society;(xviii) refrain from doing anything which is or may be contrary to any law, rules,regulations and established practices;(xix) maintain discipline in the discharge of his duties and be liable toimplement the lawful orders duly communicated to him;(xx) maintain confidentiality in the performance of his official duties as requiredby any laws for the time being in force, particularly with regard toinformation, disclosure of which may prejudicially affect the sovereigntyand integrity of India, the security of the State, strategic, scientific oreconomic interests of the State, friendly relation with foreign countries orlead to incitement of an offence or illegal or unlawful gain to any person;(xxi) perform and discharge his duties with the highest degree ofprofessionalism and dedication to the best of his abilities.".3. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of this OM tothe notice of all officers and staff working under them.4. Hindi version will follow. 1`-9-(J. Vaidyanathan)Directo (Establishment)Tel: 23093179ToThe Secretaries of All Ministries/DepartmentsCopy to:1. President's Secretariat, New Delhi.2. Vice-President's Secretariat, New Delhi.3. The Prime Minister's Office, New Delhi.4. Cabinet Secretariat, New Delhi.5. Rajya Sabha Secretariat/Lok Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi.6. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, New Delhi.7. The Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi.8. The Secretary, Staff Selection Commission, New Delhi.9. ADG (M&C), Press Information Bureau, DoP&T, North Block, New Delhi.10.All attached offices under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.11. Secretary, National Council (JCM), 13, Feroze Shah Road, New Delhi.12. Establishment Officer & A.S.13.C Os of all Ministries/Departments.1 . IC (DOP&T) for placing this Office Memorandum on the Website.NIC (DOP&T) forplacing this Office Memorandum on the Website of this Department under the head ofOMs & Order— Establishment—.CCS (Conduct Rules)15. Hindi Section for translation in Hindi. 

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