a) Demanding and/or accepting illegal gratification.
b) Obtaining valuable thing from a person with whom he has official dealings or by exerting influence.
c) Obtaining for himself or for any other person any valuable thing or pecuniary advantage by corrupt or illegal means or by abusing his position as a public servant. d) Possession of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.
e) Cases of misappropriation, forgery or cheating or other similar criminal offence.
f) There are some more irregularities where circumstances will have to be
weighed carefully to take a view whether the officer’s integrity is in doubt.
- Gross or willful negligence
- Recklessness in decision making
- Blatant violations of systems and procedures
- Exercise of discretion in excess
- Where no ostensible/public interest is evident
- Failure to keep the controlling authority/superiors informed in time.
Absence of vigilance angle in various acts of omissions and commissions does not mean exoneration of the official. All such lapses will be dealt with under appropriate Conduct/ Disciplinary Rules.