Rules for Government servant contesting election
In a written reply the below information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri.V.Narayanasamy in Rajya Sabha to the questions about Government employees could contest in elections as per CCS(CCA) Rules…
Yes, It is fact that according to the Central Civil Service (Conduct) Rules, 1965, no Government employees, except with the prior approval of Government, could contest election in co-operative societies, Residents Welfare Associations etc., or hold an elected post.
Competent Authorities in the entities are required to take necessary action under the provisions of their bye-laws/regulations.
The statutory Disciplinary Authority may take disciplinary action against any Government servant for violation of any of the provisions of the Conduct Rules and may impose appropriate penalties prescribed under Rule 11 of CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965.
As per Rules no Government servant shall accept any gift beyond the ceiling prescribed. The competent Disciplinary Authority may impose a suitable penalty prescribed in Rule 11 of CCS (CCA) Rules after following prescribed procedures.