Central Government Employees participating in any form of strike in violation of Rule 7 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 – DoPT

Central Government Employees strike – DoPT Instructions

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DoPT Prohibit Central Government Employees from participating in strike
Central Government Employees strike


No.45018/ 1/2017-Vig.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,  P.G. & Pensions
Department  of  Personnel  & Training

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 25th November, 2020

Subject: Proposed nationwide protest by Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers on November 26th 2020 – Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules), 1964 – Regarding.

It has been brought to the notice of the Government that Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has decided to observe nationwide strike on 26th November, 2020 in order to demand related to pay, pension and service matters.

2. The instructions issued by the Department of Personnel and Training prohibit the Government servants from participating in any form of strike including mass casual leave, go slow or  any action that abet any form  of strike/ protest in violation of Rule 7 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964. Besides, in accordance with the  proviso to Rule 17(1) of the Fundamental Rules, pay and allowances is not admissible to an employee for his absence from duty without any authority. As to the concomitant rights of an Association after it is formed, they cannot be different from the rights which can be claimed by the individual members of which the Association is composed. It follows that the right to form an Association does not include any guaranteed  right to strike/ protest.  There is no statutory provision empowering the employees to go on strike. The Supreme Court has also agreed in several judgments that going on a strike is a grave misconduct under the Conduct Rules and that misconduct by the Government employees is required to be dealt with in accordance with law. Any employee going on strike in any form would face the consequences which,  besides deduction of wages, may also include appropriate disciplinary action. Kind attention  of all employees of this Department  is also drawn to this Department’s O.M. No. 33012 / 1/(s) / 2008-Estt.(B) dated 12.9.2008, on the subject for strict compliance (enclosed as Annexure -A) .

3. All officers are requested that the above instructions may be brought to the notice of the employees working under their All officers are also requested not to sanction Casual Leave or any other kind of leave to the officers and employees, if applied for, during the period of proposed strike, and ensure that the willing employees are allowed hindrance free entry into the office premises.

Confederation of Central Government employees – One Day Nation Wide Strike 26th November 2020

4. In case employees go on strike, all Divisional Heads are requested to forward a report indicating the number and details of employees, who are absent from duty on the day of strike, i.e., 26.11.2020.

(A.k Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India


  • EO&AS/ AS(S&V) / AS(Trg.) / AS(E) / Secretary( PESB) / PS to MOS(PP) / PSO to Secretary( P)
  • All Officers/ Sections (including PESB) of Department of Personnel & Training

Source: Central Government Employees News

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