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Acceptance of gifts by Government Servants – Amendment in CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 F.No.11013/02/2019-Estt. A-III Government of India Ministry

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F.No.11013/02/2019-Estt. A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
(Establishment A-III Desk)
North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 6 August, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Amendment in Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 regarding acceptance of gifts by Government servants.

The undersigned is directed to say that the following rules of Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 prescribing ceiling for receiving gifts by Government servants, have been amended vide G.S.R. No. 531 (E) dated 29.07.2019 (copy enclosed) so as to bring the uniformity in provisions of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964, AIS (Conduct) Rules, 1968 and Foreign Contribution (Acceptance or Retention of Gifts or Presentations) Rules, 2012:

Before Amendment After Amendment
Sub rule(3) of Rule 13

In any other case, a Government servant shall not accept any gift without the sanction of the Government, if the value exceeds –

(i) rupees one thousand five hundred in the case of Government servants holding any Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ post; and

(ii) rupees five hundred in the case of Government servant holding any Group `C’ or Group ‘D’ posts.

Sub rule(3) of Rule 13

In any other case, a Government servant shall not accept any gift without the sanction of the Government, if the value exceeds –

(i) rupees five thousand in the case of Government servants holding any Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ post; and

(ii) rupees two thousand in the case of Government servant holding any Group `C’ post.

Sub rule(4) of Rule 13

Notwithstanding anything contained in sub rule (2) and (3), a Government servant, being a member of India delegation or otherwise, may receive and retain gifts from foreign dignitaries, if the market value of gifts received on one occasion does not exceed rupees one thousand. In all other cases, the acceptance and retention of such gift shall be regulated by the instructions issued by the Government in this regard from time to time.

Sub rule(4) of Rule 13

Notwithstanding anything contained in sub rule (2) and (3), a Government servant, being a member of the Indian delegation or otherwise, may receive and retain gifts from foreign dignitaries in accordance with the provisions of The Foreign Contribution (Acceptance or Retention of Gifts or Presentation) Rules, 2012, as amended from time to time.

2. All Ministries/ Departments/Offices are requested to bring the above amendments to the notice of all administrative authorities under their control.

3. Hindi version will follow.

(Satish Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India




MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 29th July, 2019

G.S.R. 531(E).-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 of India in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement:- (l) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Amendment Rules, 2019.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964, in rule 13,-

(a) in sub-rule (3), for clauses (i) and (ii), the following clauses shall be substituted, namely:-

“(i) rupees five thousand in the case of a Government servant holding any Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ post; and

(ii) rupees two thousand in the case of a Government servant holding any Group ‘C’ post.”;

(b) for sub-rule (4), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:-

“Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rules (2) and (3), a Government servant, being a member of the Indian delegation or otherwise, may receive and retain gifts from foreign dignitaries in accordance with the provisions of the Foreign Contribution (Acceptance or Retention of Gifts or Presentations) Rules, 2012, as amended from time to time.”.

[F. No. 11013/02/2019-Estt.A-III]
SUJATA CHATURVEDI, Addl. Secy.
Note : The Principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii), vide S.O. No. 4177 dated the 12th December, 1964 and subsequently amended as follows:-
  1. S.O. 482, dated the 14th February,1970:
  2. S.O. 3643, dated the 4th November,1972;
  3. S.O. 83, dated the 13th January, 1973;
  4. S.O. 846, dated the 28th February, 1976;
  5. S.O.2563, dated the l7th July, 1976;
  6. S.O. 2691, dated the 24th July,1976;
  7. S.O. 4663, dated the 11th December, 1976;
  8. S.O. 2859, dated the 17th September,l977;
  9. S.O. 2859, dated the 30th September, 1978;
  10. S.O. 3, dated the 6th January, 1979;
  11. S.O. 1270, dated the 10thMay, 1980;
  12. S.O. 4812, dated the 19th October, 1985;
  13. S.O. 935, dated the 8th March, 1986;
  14. S.O. I 124, dated the 22nd March,1986;
  15. S.O. 3159, dated the 20th September, 1986;
  16. S.O. 3280, dated the 27th September, 1986;
  17. S.O. 1965, dated the 8th August, 1987;
  18. S.O. 1454, dated the 14th May, 1988;
  19. S.O. 2582, dated the 6th October, 1990;
  20. S.O. 3132, dated the 26th December,1992;
  21. c.S.R. 355, dated the 29th July, 1995;
  22. G.S.R. 367, dated the 31st August, 1996;
  23. G.S.R. 49, dated the 7th March, 1998;
  24. G.S.R. 342, dated the 23rd October, 1999;
  25. C.S.R. 458, dated the 27th December, 2003;
  26. G.S.R. 376, dated the 22nd October, 2005;
  27. G.S.R. 8, dated the 31st January, 2009;
  28. G.S.R. 370 (E), dated the 9th May, 2011;
  29. G.S.R. 149 (E), dated the 4th March,2014;
  30. G.S.R. 823 (E), dated the 19th November,2014; and
  31. G.S.R. 845 (E), dated the 27th November,2014.
hindi-notification-gsr-531-e-dated-27-jul-2019

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