Acts, conduct and commissions which amount to misconduct:
The following acts, conduct and commissions of a Government servant amount to misconduct:
- If the act or conduct is prejudicial or likely to be prejudicial to the interests of the master or to the reputation of the master
- If the act or conduct is inconsistent or incompatible with the due or peaceful discharge of his duty to his master
- If the act or conduct of a servant makes it unsafe for the employer to retain him in service
- If the act or conduct of the servant is so grossly immoral that all reasonable men will say that the employee that cannot be trusted
- If the act or conduct of the employee is such that the master cannot rely on the faithfulness of his employee
- If the act or conduct of the employee is such as to open before him temptations for not discharging his duties properly
- If the servant is abusive or if he disturbs the peace at the place of his employment
- If he is insulting and insubordinate to such a degree as to be incompatible with the continuance of the relation of master and servant
- If the servant is habitually negligent in respect of the duties for which he is engaged
- If the neglect of the servant, though isolated, tends to cause serious consequences
- Wilful insubordination or disobedience, whether alone or in combination with others, to any lawful and reasonable order of a superior
- Infidelity, unfaithfulness, dishonesty, untrustworthiness, theft and fraud, or dishonesty in connection with the employer�s business or property
- Strike, picketing, gherao, striking work or inciting others to strike work in contravention of the provisions of any law, or rule having the force of law
- Gross moral misconduct, acts subversive of discipline, riotous or disorderly behaviour during working hours at the establishment or any act subversive of discipline
- Riotous and disorderly behaviour during and after the office hours or in office premises
- Habitual late attendance
- Negligence or neglect of work or duty amounting to misconduct. Habitual negligence or neglect of work.
- Habitual absence without permission and overstaying leave
- Conviction by Criminal Court
- Non-compliance with any general or special order issued by the office.
The terms 'servant' and 'master' have been used in Court judgements to indicate the relationship between a subordinate Government servant and his superiors in the hierarchy of all Central Government Offices. - Rule 3, GID (23).