The Union Cabinet on 13 December 2013 approved the revision of the Code of Conduct for Ministers in the Government of India as well as the State Governments. The Code of Conduct will now include the proposed paragraph to Section 2, which reads:
Section 2-After taking office, and so long as he/he remains in office, the Minister shall :- (f) Uphold the political impartiality of the civil services and not ask the civil servants to act in any way, which would conflict with the duties and responsibilities of the civil servants.”
The revised Code of Conduct for Ministers will become effective immediately from the date of issue with regard to the Ministers of the Union Government. The revised Code will be forwarded to the Chief Ministers of the states for adoption in regard of the Ministers of State Governments and the Union Territory Administrations.
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