Sunday, June 28, 2020

Andhra Pradesh Civil Services (Conduct) Rules



Andhra Pradesh Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 
Published vide Notification G.O.Ms.No. 468, G.A.D., Dated 17-4-1964 
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In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following rules to regulate the conduct of Government employees : 
1. Short title and application:- 
(1) These rules may be called the Andhra Pradesh Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964. 
(2) They shall apply to every person who is a member of a civil service of the State or holds any civil post under the State or in connection with the affairs of the State : Provided that nothing in these rules shall apply to- 
(a) the Judges of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh; 
(b) the members of the All-India Services ; 
(c) persons who are not full-time employees but are engaged by Government to do certain work without prejudice to the regular practice by such persons of their professions in other respects, subject to the exception that Rules 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19 shall apply to the Advocate-General, Government Pleaders, Public Prosecutors and Pleaders doing Government work; 
(d) the members of the village establishment; 
(e) persons paid from contingencies.

2. Definitions:- In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,- 
(i) "District" means a revenue district; 
(ii) "Government" means the Government of Andhra Pradesh and includes any subordinate authority which may be declared by them, subject to such conditions as they think fit, to be Government for all or any of the purposes of these rules : Provided that the powers and functions of Government under these rules shall, in relation to the members of the staff of the Governor's Secretariat, be exercised by the Governor of Andhra Pradesh; 
(iii) "Government employee" means any person who is a member of a civil service of the State of Andhra Pradesh or holds any civil post under the State or in connection with the affairs of the State, whether he is on duty or under suspension or on leave or on foreign service, either within or outside the State; 
(iv) "Head of Department" means the authority declared as such in Appendix I to the Andhra Pradesh Financial Code, Volume II. 
(v) "Member of the Family" in relation to a Government employee, includes the spouse, son, daughter, step-son or step-daughter of such employee, whether residing with, such employee or not, and any other person related to, and residing with such employee and wholly dependent on such employee, but does not include a spouse legally separated from such employee, or a son, daughter, step-son, or step-daughter who is no longer in any way dependent upon such employee, or of whose custody such employee is deprived by law; 
(vi) "State" means the State of Andhra Pradesh. 

3. General:- 
(1) Every Government employee shall be devoted to his duty and shall maintain absolute integrity, discipline, impartiality and a sense of propriety. 
(2) No Government employee shall behave in a manner which is unbecoming of such employee or derogatory to the prestige of Government.
(3) No Government employee shall act in a manner which will place his official position under any kind of embarrassment. 
(4) No Government employee shall, in the performance of his official duties or in the exercise of powers conferred on him, act otherwise than in his best judgment except when he is acting under the direction of his official superior, and shall, where he is acting under such direction, obtain the direction in writing, wherever practicable, and where it is not practicable to obtain the direction in writing, shall obtain written confirmation of the direction as soon thereafter as possible. It shall be incumbent on such official superior to confirm in writing the oral directions given by him, and in any event, he shall not refuse such written confirmation where a request is made by the Government employee to whom such direction was given. Explanation :- Nothing in sub-rule (4) shall be construed as empowering a Government employee to evade his responsibilities by seeking instructions from, or approval of, an official superior where such instructions are not necessary under the scheme of distribution of powers and responsibilities. 
[(5) Every Government servant holding a superior post shall take all possible steps to ensure the integrity and devotion to duty of all government servants for the time being under his control and authority. Explanation: - A Government servant who habitually fails to perform the task assigned to him within the time set for the purpose and with the quality of performance expected of him shall be deemed to be lacking in devotion to duty.] [(6) Prohibition regarding employment of children below 14 years of age : -No member of the service shall employ to work any child below the age of 14 years.]

 3A. Joining of associations by Government employees: - No Government employee shall join, or continue to be a member of, an association the object or activities of which are prejudicial to the interests of the sovereignty and integrity of India or Public Order. [3B. Promptness and courtesy: - No Government Servant shall- (a) in the performance of his Official duties, act in a discourteous manner ;

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