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

DoPT Orders 2019

F. No. 11013 / 02 / 2019-Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
(Establishment A-III Desk)

North Block, New Delhi – 11001
Dated: 6 August, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Amendment in Central Civit 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 AmendmentAfter 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 (21 and (3), a Government servant, being a member of the Indian delegation or otherwise, D&y 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

To
The Secretaries of All Ministries/ Departments
(as per the standard list)

Source: DoPT

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