Government implemented new rules, IAS, IPS and IFOS officers will now be able to take gifts up to 25 thousand
New Delhi - Under the new rules of the Central Government, IAS, IPS and IFoS officers will now be able to take gifts up to 25 thousand only. Actually, the central government has amended the 50-year-old rule.
Whereas, under the existing rules, if the gift giving is in accordance with the prevailing religious and social practice, then these officers will have to tell their close relatives or friends on occasions like weddings, anniversaries, funerals and religious functions. Acceptance of gifts has been allowed, but if the value of such gift exceeds Rs.25,000, the same has to be informed to the Government.
An officer shall not accept gifts exceeding Rs.5,000 without the sanction of the Government
as per the All India Service Rules, 1968 applicable to officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFOS) service. No member of the Board shall accept any gift without the sanction of the Government, if the value of the gift exceeds Rs.5,000.
In accordance with these rules, service members must refrain from accepting expensive hospitality or frequent hospitality from industrial or commercial companies or other organizations having official dealings with them.
The Ministry of Personnel has now amended these rules and inserted a new sub-rule under section 11 of the All India Services Rules, 1968. The recently amended rule states that a member of the Service, being a member of the Indian delegation or otherwise, may receive and retain gifts from foreign dignitaries in accordance with the provisions of the Foreign Contribution Rules, 2012.