Explain why the following should be treated as misconduct as per central civil services (conduct) Rules 1964? (7.5*2=15 marks) (250 Words): (a) An employee writing letter to Governor of his state making allegation against ‘head’ of his office. (b) A civil servant doing a part-time job in an educational institution.

(a) An employee writing letter to Governor of his state making allegation against ‘head’ of his office.

Section 19 of the Central Civil Service (Conduct) Rules 1964 provides a mechanism through which a civil servant can vindicate his grievance. The Civil Servant has to exhaust all options before which he can proceed to a court or to any other forum including approaching his excellency the governor.

He cannot approach directly the higher authority passing other officers in the hierarchy. The employee should approach first to head of office for redressing his/her grievances and thereafter can approach senior officers in hierarchy. Ultimately the employee has a right to approach the state government for redressal.

The above arrangement brings discipline in organization and that is why jumping the hierarchy is treated as misconduct.

There is a ‘proper channel’ through which an employee is supposed to move. Hence, writing a letter directly to the Governor of the state is treated as misconduct under the Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964.

(b) A civil servant doing a part-time job in an educational institution.

Through section ‘15’ of civil services (conduct) rules 1964, private trade or employment is forbidden for a civil servant. The principle is that the whole time of a civil servant is at the disposal of the government which pays him.

He is on duty 24 hours for the government. In the above case, a civil servant doing a part-time job in an educational institution is breaking this rule. Hence, the question of double loyalty of the civil servant arises.

It also comes in the way of devotion to duty’ as mentioned in section 3 of civil services (Conduct) Rules.

Government pays to Civil servants according to its capacity and civil servants know their pay structures promotional avenues before they join the Civil Services and hence to undertake any other job along with civil services is unethical and the government does not permit it.

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