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Baluchistan Government Servants (Conduct) Rules, 1979

Rules

Contents

 

1

Short title and commencement

 

2

Extent of application

 

3

Definitions

 

4

Gifts

 

5

Acceptance of foreign awards

 

6

Public demonstration in honour of Government servants

 

7

Gift to medical officers

 

8

Subscriptions

 

9

Lending and borrowing

 

10

Buying and selling of movable and immovable property

 

11

Construction of building etc.

 

12

Declaration of property

 

13

Disclosure of assets, immovable, movable and liquid

 

14

Speculation and investment

 

15

Promotion and management of companies, etc.

 

16

Private trade, employment or work

 

17

Subletting of residential accommodation allotted by Government

 

18

Government servants not to live beyond his means, etc.

 

19

Insolvency and habitual indebtedness

 

20

Unauthorized communication of official documents or information

 

21

Approach to Members of the Assemblies, etc.

 

22

Management etc. of newspapers or periodicals

 

23

Radio broadcast, television programmes and communication to the Press

 

24

Publication of information, public speeches and television programmes capable of embarrassing Government

 

25

Evidence before Committees

 

26

Taking part in politics and elections

 

27

Propagation of sectarian creeds, etc.

 

27-A

Government servants not to express views against ideology of Pakistan

 

27-B

Government servants not to take part in or assist, any public demonstration against Government decision etc.

 

28

Nepotism, favoritism and victimization, etc.

 

29

Vindication by Government servants of their public acts or character

 

30

Membership of Service associations

 

31

Use of political or other influence

 

32

Approaching foreign missions and aid-giving agencies

 

33

Delegation of powers

 

33-A

Relaxation

 

34

 

 

 

 

Baluchistan Government Servants (Conduct) Rules, 1979

29th  July, 1979

In exercise of powers conferred by section 25 of the Baluchistan Civil Servants Act, 1974 the Government of Baluchistan is pleased to make the following rules:-

1. Short title and commencement.

(1) These rules may be called the Baluchistan Government Servants (Conduct) Rules, 1979.

(2) They shall come into force at once.

2. Extent of application.-These rules shall apply to all persons, whether on duty or on leave, within or without Baluchistan, serving in connection with the affairs of the Province of Baluchistan, including the employees of the Provincial Government deputed to serve with a Statutory Corporation or with a non-Government employer, but excluding-

(a) members of an All-Pakistan Service serving in connection with the affairs of the Province;

(b) holders of such posts in connection with the affairs of the Province of Baluchistan, as the Provincial Government may, by a notification in the official Gazette, specify in this behalf.

3. Definitions.

(1) In these rules, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context-

(a) 'Government' means the Government of Baluchistan;

(b) 'Government Servant' means a person to whom these rules apply;

(c) 'Member of a Government Servant's family' includes-

(i) his wife, children, and step-children, parents, sisters and minor brothers residing with and wholly dependent upon the Government servants; and

(ii) any other relative of the Government servant or his wife when residing with and wholly dependent upon him; but does not include a wife legally separated from the Government servant, or a child or step-child who is no longer in any way dependent upon him, or of whose custody the Government servant has been deprived by law; and

(d) 'Province' means the Province of Balochistan.

(2) Reference to a wife in clause (c) of sub-rule (1) shall be construed as reference to the husband where the Government servant is a woman.

4. Gifts.

(1) Save as otherwise provided in this rule, no Government servant shall, except with the previous sanction of Government, accept or permit any member of his family to accept, from any person any gift the receipt, of which will place him under any form of official obligation to the donor. If the offer of a gift cannot be refused without giving undue offence it may be accepted and delivered to Government for decision as to its disposal.

(2) If any question arises whether receipt of a gift places a Government servant under any form of official obligation to the donor, the decision of Government thereon shall be final.

(3) If any gift is offered by the head of representative of a foreign State, the Government servant concerned should attempt to avoid acceptance of such a gift, if he can do so without giving offence. If however, he cannot do so he shall accept the gifts and shall report its receipt to Government for orders as to its disposal.

(4) A Government servant may accept gifts offered abroad or within Pakistan by institutions or official dignitaries of Foreign Government of comparable or higher level; provided that the value of such gift in each case does not exceed rupees one thousand.

(5) A Government servant desirous of retaining gift value of which exceeds rupees one thousand may retain it on payment of difference, after evaluation of the gift by a Committee headed by the Chief Secretary:

Provided that the gift shall first be offered for sale to the person who received it from a foreign dignitary.

5. Acceptance of foreign awards.-No Government servant shall, except with the approval of the Government of Balochistan, accept a foreign award, title or decoration.

Explanation.-For the purposes of this rule, the expression 'approval of the Government' means prior approval in ordinary cases and post facto approval in special cases where sufficient time is not available for obtaining prior approval.

6. Public demonstration in honour of government servants.- No Government servant shall encourage meetings to be held in his honour or presentation of addresses of which the main purpose is to raise him.

7. Gift to medical officers.-Subject to the departmental rules in this behalf, a medical officer may accept any gift of moderate value offered in good faith by any person or body of person in recognition of his professional services.

8. Subscriptions. -No Government servant, shall, except with the previous sanction of Government, ask for or accept or in any way participate in the raising of any subscription or other pecuniary assistance in pursuance of an object what so over.

9. Lending and borrowing.

(1) No Government Servant shall lend money to or borrow money from, or place himself under any pecuniary obligation to, any person within the local limits of his authority or any person with whom he has any official dealings:

Provided that a Government servant may:-

(i) deal in the ordinary course of business with a Joint Stock Company, bank or a firm of standing or the House Building Finance Corporation.

(ii) accept a purely temporary loan of small amount, free of interest, from a personal friend or the operation of a credit account with a bona fide tradesman.

(2) When a Government servant is appointed or transferred to a post of such a nature that a person from whom he has borrowed money or to whom he has otherwise placed himself under a pecuniary obligation will be subject to his official authority, or will reside, possess immovable property, or carry on business within the local limits of such authority, the Government servant shall forthwith declare the circumstances, when he is a Gazetted Officer, to Government through the usual channel, and where he is non-Gazetted Government servant, to the head of his office.

(3) This rule, in so far as it may be construed to relate to loans given to or taken from Co-operative Societies registered under the Cooperative Societies Act, or under any law for the time being in force relating to the registration of Co-operative Societies, by the Government servants shall be subject to any general or special restrictions or relaxations made or permitted by Government.

10. Buying and selling of movable and immovable property.

(1) A Government servant, who intends to purchase, sell or dispose by other means any movable or immovable property exceeding Rs. 5,000 (Five thousand rupees) in value shall do so after obtaining permission of-

(a) Government, in case such Government servant is the Secretary to Government or Head of Department; and

(b) The Head of Department or the Secretary to Government, as the case may be, in other cases.

(2) An application for permission under sub-rule (1) shall state fully the circumstances, the price offered or demanded and, in the case of disposal otherwise than by sale, the method of disposal.

(3) All transactions relating to purchase sale or disposal of property referred to in sub-rule (1) with a person who is an official subordinate of the Government servant shall be reported to the next higher authority.

Explanation.-In this rule, the term 'property' includes Agricultural or urban land, bonds, shares and securities but does not include a plot purchased for building a house from a co-operative housing society or a Government housing scheme.

11. A Construction of building etc.-No Government servant shall construct a building, whether intended to be used for residential or commercial purposes except with the previous sanction of Government obtained upon an application made in this behalf disclosing the source from which the cost of such construction shall be met.

12. Declaration of property.

(1) Every Government servant shall, at the time of entering Government service, make a declaration to Government, through the usual channel, of all immovable and movable properties including shares, certificates, securities, insurance policies, cash jewellery having a total value of Rs. 10,000 (Ten thousand rupees) or more belonging to or held by him or by a member of his family individually or collectively and such declaration shall-

(a) state the district within which the property is situated,

(b) show separately individual items of jewellery exceeding Rs. 10,000 (Ten thousand rupees) in value, and

(c) give such further information as Government may, by general or special order, require.

(2) Every Government servant shall submit to Government, through usual channel, an annual return of assets in the month of December showing any increase or decrease of property as shown in the declaration under sub-rule (1) or as the case may be, the last annual return.

13. Disclosure of assets, immovable, movable and liquid.-A Government servant shall, as and when he is so required by Government by a general or. special order, furnish information as to his assets disclosing liquid assets and all other properties, immovable and movable, including shares, certificates, insurance policies, cash, jewellery.

14. Speculation and investment.

(1) No Government servant shall speculate in investments. For the purpose of this sub-rule, the habitual purchase and sale of securities of notoriously fluctuating value shall be deemed to be speculation in investments.

(2) No Government servant shall make, or permit any member of his family to make, any investment likely to embarrass or influence him in the discharge of his official duties.

(3) No Government servant shall make any investment the value of which is likely to be affected by some event of which information is available to him as a Government servant and is not equally available to the general public.

(4) If any question arises whether a security or an investment is of the nature referred to in any of the foregoing sub-rules, the decision of Government thereon shall be final.

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