Rule 13(I) of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964
Copy of O.M. No. 11013/1/88—Estt.(A) dated 10.5.88 of
Government of India,
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions,
Department of Personnel & Training
1. The undersigned is directed to invite attention to Note (II) below Rule 13(I) of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 which lays down that a Government servant shall avoid accepting lavish hospitality or frequent hospitality from any commercial firms, organizations etc. Rule 4(3) of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 interalia envisages that no Government servant shall in the discharge of his official duties deal with any matter concerning any company of firm of any other person if he or any member of his family is interested in such matter in any manner. These instruction have been issued to ensure that Government servants are extremely careful and discreet while coming in contact which businessmen and business firms so as to avoid situations, which might cause embarrassment to the Government or to the Government servants concerned, while dealing with matters relating to those business firms/businesses in their official capacity.
2. It may sometimes so happen that a Government servant is required to maintain contact with outsiders to gain information, in the public interest, about the violation of rules, regulations etc. In such cases the Government servant concerned has to exercise adequate care and discretion in making use of such outside contacts so that neither the Government nor the Government servant personally becomes obliged or committed to the said contact in any manner.
3. The aforesaid instructions are brought to the notice of all Ministries/ Departments for strict compliance by Government servants of all categories.