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Amendment to rule 3 and rule 13

July 5, 2015

RBE NO. 1/2015

No. E(D&A) 2014 GS1-3 New Delhi, dated: 12.01.2015

Sub: Amendment to rule 3 and rule 13 of Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, 1966

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE – VOL.I (FIFTH EDITION 1985 THIRD REPRINT EDITION, 2008) Appendix-I- Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, 1966 Advance Correction Slip No. 125

In the Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, 1966, in Rule 3:- 1. In sub-rule (1), after clause (iii), the following clauses shall be inserted, namely:- “(iv) commit himself to and uphold the supremacy of the Constitution and democratic values; (v) defend and uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, public order, decency and morality; (vi) maintain high ethical standards and honesty; (vii) maintain political neutrality; (viii) promote the principles of merit, fairness and impartiality in the discharge of duties; (ix) maintain accountability and transparency; (x) maintain responsiveness to the public, particularly to the weaker section; (xi) maintain courtesy and good behaviour with the public; (xii) take decisions solely in public interest and use or cause to use public resources efficiently, effectively and economically; (xiii) declare any private interests relating to his public duties and take steps to resolve any conflicts in a way that protects the public interest; (xiv) not place himself under any financial or other obligations to any individual or organisation which may influence him in the performance of his official duties; (xv) not misuse his position as railway servant and not take decisions in order to derive financial or material benefits for himself, his family or his friends; (xvi) make choices, take decisions and make recommendations on merit alone; (xvii) act with fairness and impartiality and not discriminate against anyone, particularly the poor and the under-privileged sections of society; (xviii) refrain from doing anything which is or may be contrary to any law, rules, regulations and established practices; (xix) maintain discipline in the discharge of his duties and be liable to implement the lawful orders duly communicated to him; (xx) maintain confidentiality in the performance of his official duties as required by any laws for the time being in force, particularly with regard to information, disclosure of which may prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the State, friendly relation with foreign countries or lead to incitement of an offence or illegal or unlawful gain to any person; (xxi) perform and discharge his duties with the highest degree of professionalism and dedication to the best of his abilities. 2. In clause (ii) of sub-rule (1), the word “and” may be deleted.”

(Authority – Railway Board’s letter No. E(D&A) 2014 GS1-3 dated 12.01.2015)

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