Government servant shall take part in, subscribe in aid of, or assist
in any way, any candidate.
2. Attendance at public meetings organised by candidate would always
be contrary to the Government Servants Conduct Rules unless all
the following conditions are satisfied: -
(1) (a)†† that the meeting is public meeting and not in any sense
private or restricted meeting;
(b) that the meeting is not held contrary to any prohibitory order
or without permission where permission is needed; and
(c) that the Government servant in question does not himself speak
at, or take active or prominent part in organising or conducting
Even where the said conditions are satisfied, while occasional attendance
at such meetings may not be construed as a participation, frequent
or regular attendance by a Government servant at meetings of any
particular candidate is bound to create the impression that he is
a sympathiser of the aims and objects of that particular candidate.†
Conduct which give cause for such an impression may well be construed
as assisting a candidate.
election campaign, if any Minister visits a private house in connection
with some election programme, the Government servant should not
attend that function.
While giving permission for any meeting no candidate should be discriminated.
5.If on a particular
day a number of candidates apply for holding a meeting at a particular
place, the permission should be given to only that candidate who
had applied first.
6.Rest Houses or
Circuit Houses should be given for use to all candidates on the
same and equal conditions.† No candidate will be given permission
to use these places or premises for election propaganda.
7. (a) During the election period, if any, meeting is conducted
it should be considered a meeting for political purpose and Government
should not spend any amount on it; leaving aside the Govt. servants
who are there for maintaining law and order, no other Government
employee should attend such meetings.
(b) During the period of elections, if any Minister visits any Municipal
Committee/Corporation and Panchayat where the elections are due,
such tour must be considered as election tour and no Government
servant should accompany the Minister/those who are to be provided
for security.† During such tours Government vehicles should not
be made available.
(c) From the date when the election is announced till the election
is complete, the Government, Local Government, Cooperative Institutions
and such other Institutions which receive aid from the Government
would not make available their vehicles to the Munisters, Members
of Parliament, Member of Legislative Assembly or candidates and
such vehicles will not be utilised for election purposes.
8. Ministers will
not combine their official tours with the tours for the purpose
of election propaganda nor will they utilise the Government servants
or vehicles during the election period which can be considered as
being utilised for the purpose of favouring a candidate.
9. From the date
election is announced till the election is complete, Ministers will
not give any grant from the discretionary fund or from the Government
fund nor will they sanction any scheme.† During this period no foundation
stone will be laid nor will any plan be inaugurated.
10. During election
period such advertisements will not be released by Government Institutions
in the news-papers which will highlight the achievements of the
party in power which may lead to favouring a candidate.