`Four AIS Officers booked for criticising govt`

All India Services Officers, including three from IAS, have been booked for allegedly criticising the government, the Rajya Sabha was informed.

Last Updated: Dec 08, 2011, 19:07 PM IST

New Delhi: Four All India Services Officers,
including three from IAS, have been booked for allegedly
criticising the government, the Rajya Sabha was informed
on Thursday.

"During the last one year, a case of alleged violation of
Rule 7 of All India Services (Conduct) Rules, 1968 by 3 Indian
Administrative Service and 1 Indian Police Service officers of
Uttar Pradesh cadre, has been brought to the notice of the
Government," Minister of State for Personnel and Public
Grievances V Narayanasamy said in a written reply.

"No member of the Service shall, in any radio broadcast
or communication over any public media or in any document
published anonymously, pseudonymously or in his own name or in
the name of any other person or in any communication to the
press or in any public utterance, make any statement of fact
or opinion which has the effect of an adverse criticism of
any current or recent policy or action of the Central
government or a State government," the Rule says.

It also bars an officer of All India Services to divulge
any details which is capable of embarrassing the relations
between the Central government and any State government or
which is capable of embarrassing the relations between the
Central government and the Government of any Foreign State.
"No centralised data (of violation of Rule 7) is
maintained," the Minister said.

PTI