Central Government Employees Warned against Complaining to the Minister, Prime Minister
‘The DoPT has, in its newly issued orders, warned the Central Government employees, including defence personnel, of departmental disciplinary action if they choose to take their complaints directly to the ministers or the PM.’
Central Government employees, army officers, and members of the paramilitary forces are directly contacting the concerned ministers, the ministry officials, and the Prime Minister. The Department of Personnel & Training has termed it a “violation of procedures.”
Central Government employees are contacting the ministers, their secretaries, and the Prime Ministers for grievances related to their work. If they want a solution to their grievance, they must contact their senior officer or bring the grievance to the attention of the head of the department. Instead, seeking other means to solve the problem is in violation of the CCS Rules and Instructions. Disciplinary actions will be taken against such violators.
Central Government employees are prohibited from using the emails or approaching grievance cells to find a solution to their problems. Trying to use their external influence to solve work-related issues is also a violation of the CCS Rules. Trying to influence the department’s activities through friends and relatives who are employed in higher designations in other departments shall also be deemed as using external influences.
Therefore, the employee has to approach the senior-ranked officer to solve the work-related grievance. Violators of this rule shall be subjected to disciplinary actions. Such warnings have been issued a number of times since 1952.
Nine such orders have been issued since 1952.