The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964
RULE 6. JOINING OF ASSOCIATIONS BY GOVERNMENT SERVANTS:
Government of India Decisions
(1) Objects or activities of Associations -
In the meeting of the Committee of the National Council (JCM) held on 28.01.1977, the Staff Side referred to their request that it should be clearly laid down as to how it should be decided whether the object or activities of an Association attract provisions of rule 6 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964, as without such clarification, it was possible for any competent authority at any level to proceed against an employee for violation of the aforesaid rule without proper justification. The views of the Staff Side have been considered carefully by Government. As a comprehensive and exhaustive enumeration of various object or activities which would attract rule 6 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964, is not practicable and as the apprehension of the Staff Side was mainly in regard to the possibly of arbitrary action at lower levels, it has been decided that action for alleged violation of rule 6 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 can be taken by a disciplinary authority only when an authority not below the level of a Head of Department has decided that the objects or activities of the Association concerned are such as would attract rule 6 ibid. Where the Head of Department is himself in doubt he shall seek the advice of the Administrative Ministry/Department concerned before action for the alleged violation of rule 6 of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964, is initiated.
[MHA, Deptt. Of Personnel & A.R. No. 11013/2/77-Estt. (A), dated the 7th June, 1978]
(2) Display of posters and other notices –
Please see decision No. 10 under Rule 3.