Government Servants (Efficiency and Discipline) Rules, 1973

Here you will find the Government Servants Efficiency and Discipline rules, 1973. You can download this law by pressing the following button. These law are dealing with government employee service rules their efficiency during their job and all the other disciplinary actions against the employee.


In exercise of the powers conferred by section 25 of the Civil Servants Ordinance, 1973 (No. XIV of 1973), the President is pleased to make the following rules, namely:

1. Short title, commencement and application. -(1) These rules may be called the Government Servants (Efficiency and Discipline) Rules, 1973.

(2) They shall come into force at once and shall apply to every civil

2. Definitions.- In these rules unless the context otherwise requires,-

(1) “accuse” means a Government servant against whom action is taken under
these rules;

(2) “authority” means the appointing authority prescribed in rule 6 of the Civil Servants (Appointment, Promotion and Transfer) Rules, 1973.

Provided that in the case of disciplinary proceedings already initiated against a Government servant before 14th June, 2000, the powers of “authority” shall be exercised by the officer designated as such before the aforesaid date.

(3) ”authorized officer” means an officer authorized by the authority to perform functions of an authorized officer under these rules or, if no officer is so authorized, the authority;

(4) ”misconduct” means conduct prejudicial to good order or service discipline or contrary to Government Servants (Conduct) Rules, 1964 or unbecoming of an officer and, a gentlemen and includes any act on the part of a Government servant to bring for attempt to bring political or other outside influence directly or indirectly to bear on the Government or any Government officer in respect of any matter relating to the appointment, promotion , transfer, punishment, retirement or other conditions of service of a Government servant; and

(5) “Penalty” means a penalty which may be imposed under these rules.

3. Grounds for penalty.-Where a Government servant, in the opinion of the authority-

(a) is inefficient or has ceased to be efficient; or

(b) is guilty of misconduct; or

(c) is corrupt, or may reasonably be considered corrupt because-

(i) he is, or any of his dependents or any other person through him or on his behalf is, in possession (for which he cannot reasonably account) of pecuniary resources or of property disproportionate to his known sources of income.

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