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Employees Conduct


  1. Short Title & Commencement
    1. These rules may be called the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association Employees (Conduct) Rules, 2009.
    2. These rules shall come into force from 1st June 2009

  2. Definitions: In these rules, unless the context otherwise requites:
    1. “Direct Recruitment” means an appointment made otherwise than by promotion from within the service by the Executive Committee of the Bar Association.
    2. “Executive Committee” means the elected body of the Bar which will include all office bearers and all the Executive Members.
    3. “Appointing Authority” for the purpose of these Rules, the Secretary of the Bar Association shall be deemed to be the “Appointing Authority” who shall have the sole authority to make appointment by way of Direct Recruitment on promotion upon attaining the approval of the Executive Committee with 2/3rd majority of its total membership. This shall however not curtail the powers of the Secretary of the Bar Association to make temporary recruitment on daily wages which shall, however, not exceeds a period of 30 days.
    4. “Employee” Employee means, a person who has been validly appointed by the Secretary of the Bar Association in accordance with the provisions of clause (c).
    5. “Contractual appointment” means, an appointment made purely on contract basis for a specified period and on fixed remuneration.

  3. General:-

(1) Every employee shall at times-

      1. Maintain absolute integrity;
      2. Maintain devotion to duty;
      3. Do nothing which is unbecoming of a employee;
      4. Intimate his latest permanent as well as temporary address with Telephone/Mobile numbers to his appointing authority.


(i) Every Employee holding a supervisory post shall take all possible steps to ensure the integrity and devotion of duty of all employees for the time being under his control and authority

(ii) No Employee shall, in the performance of his official duties or in the exercise of powers conferred on him, act otherwise than in his best judgment and in interest of the Bar Association except when he is acting under the direction of his official superior.