CONDUCT RULES - 1989

  1. Application

The provisions contained in this Schedule shall apply to all

Employees of the Institute.

  1. Definitions

In this Schedule, unless the context otherwise requires:-

  1. “Competent authority” means

  1. “The Board of Governors” in the case of the Director,

(ii)  “The Director” in the case of all other employees.

  1. “Members of the family”, in relation to an employee,


(i) the wife, child or step-child of such employees residing

with and dependent on him and in relation to an employee who is a woman, the husband residing with

and dependant on her, and

 (ii)  any   other   person   related, whether   by  blood or by

        marriage, to the employee or to such employee's wife

        or husband  and  wholly   dependant on  such   Institute

employee, but does not include a wife or husband  legally separated from the employee, or child or step-child who is no longer in any way dependant upon him or her, or whose custody the employee has been deprived of by law.

  1. “Service” means service under the Institute.

  1. General

(a) Every employee shall, at all times, maintain absolute integrity and

    devotion to duty, and also be strictly honest and impartial in his

    official dealings.

  1. An employee should, at all times, be courteous in his dealings with

Other members of the staff, students and members of the public.

  1. Unless  otherwise  stated   specifically  in the terms of appointment

Every employee is a whole-time employee of the Institute, and may be called upon to perform such duties, as may be assigned to him by the competent authority, beyond scheduled working hours and on closed holidays and Sundays. These duties shall, inter alia, include attendance at meetings of Committees to which he may be appointed by the Institute.

  1. An employee shall be required to observe the scheduled hours of     

Work , during which he must be present at the place of his duty.

  1. Except of valid reasons and /or unforeseen contingencies, no

Employee shall be absent from duty without prior permission.

  1. No employee shall leave station, except with the previous

Permission of proper authority, even during leave or vacation.

  1. Whenever  leaving  the station, an employee shall inform the Head

of  Institute, the address where he would be available during the period of his absence from station.

4.  Taking part in politics and elections

  1. No employee shall   take   part in politics or be associated with any

Party or organization which takes part in political activity, nor shall he subscribe in aid or assist in any manner any political movement or activity.

     (ii)  No employee shall canvass or otherwise interfere or use his

            influence in connection with or take part in any election to

            legislative body or local authority.

Provided that an employee of the Institute qualified to vote at such election may exercise his right to vote, but where he does so , he shall give no indication of the manner in which he proposes to vote or has voted.

 5.  Connection with Press or radio or Patents

    (1) No   employee  shall,   except  with    the  previous  sanction of the

          competent    authority, own    wholly or   in  part,   or   conduct, or

         participate in the   editing   or managing of any newspaper or other

         periodical publications.

    (2) No   employee shall,   except   with   the   previous   sanction of the

          competent authority, or any other authority empowered by it in this

          behalf, or in the bonafide  discharge  of  his  duties,  participate in a

           radio  broadcast   or  contribute any article or write ant letter either   

           anonymously or  in    his   own   name  or in the name of any other

           person to any newspaper or periodical.

Provided that no such sanction shall be required if such broadcast

Such contributions is of a purely literary, artistic or scientific


Note: Subject to the restrictions noted  below, members of the staff are at

         liberty, without    any   sanction   as contemplated in paragraph 5(2)

         above, to publish their original scientific works in journals or repute

         in India and abroad. If, however,  they wish to indicate their official

         designations in the articles they want to publish previous sanction of  

         the competent authority will be necessary.

         Such articles must be strictly confined to purely scientific subjects

         and should not touch upon administrative matters. They shall be free

         from all political tinge.

                  Publications of articles relating to India's boundary areas and

         the tribal population in such areas is prohibited without previous

         permission of the competent authority.

6. Criticism of Government/Institute

         No employee shall, in any radio broadcast or in any document published anonymously or in his own name or in the name of any other person or in any communication to the press or in any public utterance, make any statement of fact or opinion-

  1. which has the effect of an adverse criticism of ant current or

recent policy or action of the Government/Institute; or

    (ii)  which is capable of embarassing the relations between the Institute

           and the Central Government or any State Government or any other

           Institutions or organizations or members of the public.

Provided that nothing in this paragraph shall apply to any statements made or views expressed by an employee in his official capacity or in the due performance of the duties assigned to him.

7. Evidence before committee or any other authority

    (1) Same as provided in sub-paragraph(3) below, no employee shall,

         except with the previous sanction of the competent authority give

         evidence in connection with any inquiry conducted by any person,

         Committee or authority.

    (2) Where   any   sanction   has been accorded under sub-paragraph(1)

          no employee giving such evidence shall criticize the policy or any

         action   of   the   Institute or  the   Central Government or any State


    (3) Nothing in this paragraph shall apply-

  1. evidence given at any inquiry before any authority appointed by

the Institute, by Parliament or by a State Legislature; or

  1. evidence given in any judicial inquiry; or

  1. evidence given at any departmental inquiry ordered by the

Institute authorities.

  8. Unauthorised communication of Information

  No   employee   shall, except   in  accordance with any general or

        special   order   of  the   competent   authority, or in the performance,

        in good faith, of the duties assigned to him, communicate, directly or

        indirectly,  any   official  document   or  information to any person to

        whom    he   is   not authorised    to   communicate such document or


9. Gifts

No   employee   shall,  except   with   the   previous sanction of the    

        competent  authority, accept or permit his wife or any other member

        of his family to accept from any person any gift of more than trifling

        value. The interpretation of the term 'trifling value' shall be the same

        as laid down in the Government Servants' Conduct Rules.

10. Private Trade or Employment

No  employee  shall,  except   with the   previous permission of the

       competent   authority, engage, directly or   indirectly,  in any trade or

       business or any private tuition or undertake any  employment outside

       his official assignments.

Provided that the above restriction shall not apply to academic

       work and consultative practice undertaken with the prior permission

       of   the  competent  authority  which  may   be  given subject to such

       condition as regards the acceptance of remuneration as  may be laid

       down by the Board.

11. Investments, lending & borrowing

    (1) No  employee  shall  speculate  in  any  business nor shall he make

          or  permit his  wife   or   any   member  of his family to make, any

         investment likely  to  embarrass  or  influence him in the discharge

         of his official duties.

    (2) No employee shall lend money at interest to any person nor shall he

         borrow  money  from  any   person  with  whom  he is likely to have

         official dealings.

12. Insolvency, habitual indebtedness and Criminal Proceedings

    (1) An    employee  shall  so  manage  his  private  affairs as to avoid

         habitual indebtedness or insolvency. When  an employee is found

         liable to arrest for debt or has recourse to  insolvency or when it is

         found that a moiety of his salary is continuously being attached, he

         may be liable to dismissal. An employee who becomes the subject

         of legal proceeding for insolvency  shall  forthwith report full facts

         to the Institute.

    (2) An employee who gets involved in some criminal proceedings shall

         immediately inform the competent authority, irrespective of the fact

         whether he has been released on bail or not.

     An employee   who is  detained in police custody, whether on criminal

charge or otherwise, for a period longer than forty-eight hours shall not join his duties in the Institute unless  he has obtained written permission to

that effect from the Head of the Institute.

13. Movable, Immovable and Valuable Property

Every member of the staff shall, on first appointment in the Institute  service and  thereafter at such intervals  as  may be prescribed by

General or special orders of the competent authority, submit a return in such form as the Institute may prescribe in this behalf of all immoveable property owner, acquired or inherited  by  him or  held  by  him on lease or

Mortgage, either in his own name or in the name of any member of his family or in the name of any other person. All other restrictions and limitations in regard to transactions in movable /immovable properties as contained in CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 shall also be applicable.

14. Vindication of acts and Character of employees

No employee shall, except with the previous sanction of the competent authority, have recourse to any Court of Law or to the Press for the vindication of any official act which has been the subject matter of adverse criticism or an attack of defamatory character.

Provided nothing in this rule shall be deemed to prohibit an employee from vindicating his private character or any act done by him in his private capacity.

15. Marriages, etc.

An employee intending to marry a person who holds a citizenship of another foreign country shall seek prior permission of the competent authority.

No employee who has a wife living shall contract another marriage without first obtaining the permission of the Board, notwithstanding that a subsequent marriage is permissible under the personal and religious law for the time being applicable to him, and violation of these rules leads to immediate dismissal from the Institute service.

An Institute employee shall not

  1. give or take or abet the giving /taking of dowry
  2. demand any dowry/directly or indirectly from the parent or

guardian of a bride/bridegroom.

The term “dowry” shall have the same meaning as defined in the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964.

16. Representations

  1. Whenever  an  employee   wishes  to   put  forth any claim, or seeks

Redress of any grievance or of any wrong done to him, he must forward his case through proper channel, and shall not forward advance copies of his application to any higher authority, unless the lower authority has rejected the claim, or refused relief, or the disposal of the matter is delayed by more than three months.

  1. No employee shall be signatory to any joint representation

addressed to the authorities for redress of any grievance or of any other matter.

17. Punishment, Appeals, etc.

An employee shall be governed by the provisions of the relevant rules regarding imposition of penalties for breach of any of these rules, and regarding preference of appeals against any action taken against him.

18. Interpretation

The decision of the Board on all question relating to the interpretation of these provisions shall be final.