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College Bye Laws CHAPTER-10
Conduct Rules.
10.1. Application
The provisions contained in these Rules shall apply to all employees of the College.

10.2. Definitions
In these Rules unless the context otherwise requires
  1. “Competent authority” means
    1. “The Board of Governors” in the case of Principal
    2. “The Principal” in the case of all other employees.
  2. “Members of the family” in relation to an employee includes:
    1. The wife, child or step-child of such employee residing with and dependent on him and in relation to an employee who is a woman, the husband residing with and dependent on her and
    2. Any other person related, whether by blood or by marriage to the employee or to such employee’s wife or husband and wholly dependent on such institute employee, but does not include a wife or husband legally separated from the employee or child or step-child who is no longer in any way dependent upon him or her, or whose custody the employee has been deprived of by law.
  3. “Service” means service under the College.
10.3 General
  1. Every employee shall at all times maintain absolute integrity and devotion to duty, and also be strictly honest and impartial in his official dealings.
  2. An employee should at all times be courteous in his dealings with other members of the staff, students and members of the public.
  3. Unless otherwise stated specifically in the terms of appointment, every employee is a whole- time employee of the College, and may be called upon to perform such duties as may be assigned to him by the competent authority, beyond scheduled working hours and on closed holidays and Sundays. These duties inter alia shall include attendance at meetings of Committees to which he may be appointed by the College.
  4. An employee shall be required to observe the scheduled hours of work, during which he must be present at the place of his duty.
  5. Except for valid reasons and/ or unforeseen contingencies no employees shall be absent from duty without prior permission.
  6. No employee shall leaves station except with the previous permission of proper authority, even during leave or vacation.
  7. Whenever leaving the station, an employee shall inform the Head of the Department to which he is attached or Principal if he is himself the head of Deptt.,the address where he would be available during the period of his absence from station.
10.4 Taking part in politics and Elections.
  1. No employee shall take part in politics or be associated with any party or organisation which takes part in political activity, nor shall be subscribe in aid or assist in any manner any political movement or activity.
  2. No employee shall canvass or otherwise interfere or use his influence in connection with or take part in any election to legislative body or local authority.
    Provided that an employee of the College qualified to vote at such election may exercise his right to vote but where he does so, he shall give no indication of the manner, in which he proposes to vote or has voted.
10.5 Connection with Press or Radio or patents.
  1. No employee shall, except with the previous sanction of the competent authority, own wholly or in part, or conduct or participate in the editing or managing of any newspaper or other periodical publications.
  2. No employee shall, except with the previous sanction of the competent authority or any other authority empowered by it in this behalf, or in the bonafide discharge of his duties, participate in a radio broadcast or contribute any article or write any letter whether anonymously or in his own name or in the name of any other person to any newspaper or periodical.
    Provided that no such sanction shall be required if such broadcast or such contribution is of a purely literary, artistic or scientific character.
Subject to the restrictions noted below members of the staff are at liberty, without any sanction as contemplated in paragraph 10.5 above, to publish their original scientific works in journals of repute in India and abroad. If however, they wish to indicate their official designations in the articles they want to publish, previous sanction of the competent authority will be necessary.
Such articles must be strictly confined to purely scientific subjects and should not touch upon administrative matters. They shall be free from all political things.
Publications of articles relating to India’s boundary areas and the tribal population in such area is prohibited without previous permission of the competent authority.

10.6. Criticism of the College.
No employee shall, in any radio broadcast or in any document published anonymously 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 to fact or opinion.
  1. Which has the effect of an adverse criticism of any current or recent policy or action of the College or
  2. Which is capable of embarrassing the relations between the College and the central Govt. or any State Govt. any other College or Organisation or members of the public.
Provided that nothing in this paragraph shall apply to any statement made or view expressed by an employee in his official capacity or in the due performance of the duties assigned to him.

10.7 Evidence before Committee or any other Authority.
(i) Save as provided in sub-paragraph (iii) below, no employee shall, except with the previous sanction of the competent authority give evidence in connection with any inquiry conducted by any person, Committee or authority.
(ii) Where any sanction has been accorded under sub-paragraph .
(i) No employee giving such evidence shall criticise the policy or any action of the College or the Central Govt. or any State Govt.
(iii) Nothing in this paragraph shall apply to:
(a) Evidence given at any enquiry before any authority appointed by the College, by Parliament or by a State Legislature or
(b) Evidence given in any judicial enquiry or
( c)Evidence given in any departmental enquiry ordered by the College authorities

10.8 Unauthorised Communication of Information
No employee shall, except in accordance with any general or special order of the competent authority or in the performance in good faith of the duties assigned to him, communicate, directly or indirectly, any official document or information to any person to whom he is not authorised to communicate such document or information.

10.9. Gifts
No employee shall, except with the previous sanction of the competent authority, accept or permit his wife or any other member of his family to accept from any person other than relations any gift of more than the trifling value. The interpretation of the term ‘trifling value’ shall be the same as laid down in the Punjab Govt. Servant’s Conduct Rules.

10.10 Private Trade Employment
No employee shall, except with the previous permission of the competent authority, engage directly or indirectly in any trade or business or any private tuition or under take any employment beside his official assignments.
That the above restrictions shall apply to Academic work and consultative practice under taken with the prior permission of the competent authority which may be given subject to as regards acceptance of remuneration as may be laid down by the Board.

10.11 Investments, Lending & Borrowing
  1. No employee shall speculate in any business nor shall he make or permit his wife or any member of his family to make any investment likely to embarrass or influence him in the discharge of his official duties.
  2. No employee shall lend money at interest to any person nor shall he borrow from any person with whom he is likely to have official dealings.
10.12 Insolvency, Habitual Indebtness and Criminal proceedings
  1. An employee shall so manage his private affairs as to avoid habitual indebtness or insolvency. When an employee is found liable to arrest for debt or his salary is continuously being attached, he may be liable to dismissal. An employee who becomes the subject of legal proceedings for insolvency and shall forthwith report full facts to the College.
  2. An employee who gets involved in some criminal proceedings shall immediately inform the competent authority through the Head of the Deptt. to which he is attached, irrespective of the fact whether he has been released on bail or not.
    An employee who is detained in police custody whether on criminal charge or otherwise for a period longer than 24 hours shall not join his duties in the College unless he has obtained written permission to that effect from the Principal.
10.13. Moveable, Immoveable and Valueable Property
Every member of the staff shall, on first appointment in the College service and thereafter at such intervals as may be prescribed by general or special orders of the competent authority submit return in such form as the College may prescribe in this behalf of all immoveable property, acquired or inherited by him on lease or mortgage, either in his own name or in the name of any member of his family or in the name of any other person.

10.14. Vindication of acts and Character of Employees.
No employee shall, except with the previous sanction of the competent authority, have recourse to any court of law or to the press for the vindication of any official act which has been the subject matter of adverse criticism or an attack of defamatory character.
Provided nothing in this rule shall be deemed to prohibit an employee from vindicating his private character or any act done by him in his private capacity.

10.15. Marriages etc.
An employee intending to marry a person who holds a citizenship of another foreign country shall seek prior permission of the competent authority.
No employee who has wife living shall contract another marriage without first obtaining the permission of the Principal notwithstanding that a subsequent marriage is permissible under the personal and religious law for the time being applicable to him and violation of these rules will lead to immediate dismissal from the College service.

10.16. Representations
Whenever an employee wishes to put forth any claim or seeks redressal of any grievance or of any wrong done to him, he must forward his case through proper channel and shall not forward such advance copies of his application to any higher authority unless the lower authority has rejected the claim or refused relief or the disposal of the matter is delayed by more than three months.
End of Chapter 10
Chapter No. Subject Page Nos.
1. Bye-Laws of the Beant College of Engineering and Technology, (Gurdaspur) Society. 3
2. Appointment Rules (General) 5
3. Rules for Appointment of Principal and Teachers. 11
4. Rules regarding the Appointment of Employees of the College other than the teachers. 15
5. Joining Time Rules 18
6. Vacation and Leave Rules. 23
7. Contributory Provident Fund Rules. 32
8. General Provident Fund-cum-Pension-cum-Gratuity Rules 43
9. T.A. and D.A. Rules 59
10. Conduct Rules. 68
11. Medical Reimbursement Rules. 73
12. House Allotment Rules. 75
13. Accounts Rules. 81
14. Purchase Rules. 89
15. Loans and Advances. 95
16. Students Fund Rules. 102
17. Hostel Rules for Students 107
18. Purchase Rules for Hostel 113
19. Students Aid Fund Rules. 116
20. Fee and Other Charges 118
21. Scholarship Rules. 120
22. Rules for Security Deposits 123
23. Rustication & Expulsion of Students 124
24. Motor Vehicle Rules. 125
25. Rules Regarding Payment of Travelling Allowance to the Candidates Called for Interview for Various Post 130
26. Rules Regarding the Forwarding of Applications for Outside the College 131
27. Norms of Work Load for Teachers 132
28. Rules Regarding Acceptance of Outside, Foreign Assignments by Teachers/Scientists of the College. 133
29. Work-charged Staff Rules. 135
30. Consultancy Rules. 137
31. Rules Regarding the Appointment of Heads of Deptts. 140
32. Rules Regarding Retention of Houses in the Campus by Teachers/Employees of the College who Proceed on Outside/Foreign Assignments/Fellowships/Deputation etc. 141
33. Rules Regarding Permission to the College Teachers for Writing Text Books. 142
34. Library Rules. 143
35. Semester Rules and University Ordinances 146
36. Rules Regarding Weeding of Records 151
37. Rules Relating to Inventions and Patents by the Staff and Students. 156