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Sunday, January 6, 2008

Service Associations- TN civil servant's conduct rules 1973

16. Membership of Service Association:- No Government servant shall be a member, representative or officer of any association representing or purporting to represent, Government servants or any class of Government servants unless such association satisfies the following conditions, namely:-

(a) Membership of the association shall be confined to a distinct class of Government servants and shall be open to all Government servants of that class.

(b) The association shall not, in any way, be connected with any political party or organisation or engage in any political activity;

(c) The association shall not, in any way, be connected with, or affiliated to -

(i) any association which does not, or

(ii) any federation of association which do not satisfy conditions (a) and (b).

(d) The association shall not -

(i) issue or maintain any periodical publication except in accordance with any general or special order of the Government;

(ii) except with the previous sanction of the Government, publish any representation on behalf of its members, whether in the press or otherwise;

(iii) in respect of any election to a legislative body whether in India or elsewhere, or to a local authority or body -

(A) pay or contribute towards any expenses incurred in connection with his candidature by a candidate for such election;

(B) by any means support the candidature of any person for such election; or

(C) undertake or assist in the registration of election or the selection of a candidate for such election;

(iv) maintain or contribute towards the maintenance of any member of a legislative body whether in India or elsewhere or of any member of a local authority or body; or

(v) pay, or contribute towards the expenses of any trade union which has constituted a fund under section 16 of the Indian Trade Unions Act, 1926 (Central Act XVI of 1926);

Provided that conditions (a) and (b) shall not be held to debar any Government servant from remaining or becoming a member of the Indian Officers' Association and that the Government may, for reasons to be recorded in writing by general or special order, dispense with those conditions in the case of any association.

(e) The association shall not indulge in activities prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India or morality or public order.

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