The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964
14. PUBLIC DEMONSTRATIONS IN HONOUR OF GOVERNMENT SERVANTS:
No Government servant shall, except with the previous sanction of the Government, receive any complimentary or valedictory address or accept any testimonial or attend any meeting or entertainment held in his honour; or in the honour of any other Government servant:
Provided that nothing in this rule shall apply to -
(i) a farewell entertainment of a substantially private and informal character held in honour of a Government servant or any other Government servant on the occasion of his retirement or transfer or any person who has recently quitted the service of any Government; or
(ii) the acceptance of simple and inexpensive entertainments arranged by public bodies or institutions.
NOTE:- Exercise of pressure or influence of any sort on any Government servant to induce him to subscribe towards any farewell entertainment if it is of a substantially private or informal character and the collection of subscriptions from Class III or Class IV employees under any circumstances for the entertainment of any Government servant not belonging to Class III or Class IV, is forbidden.
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