Extract of Rule 11 of the All India Services (Conduct) rules,1968 as amended by All India Services (Conduct) Amendment Rules, 2015-

1. a member of the service may accept gifts from his near relatives or from his personal friends having no official dealings with them, on occasions such as wedding, anniversaries, funerals and religious functions when the making of gifts is in conformity with the prevailing religious and social practice, but he shall make a report to the Government if the value of such gift exceeds Rs.5,000/-  (Rs. 25,000 wef 10.04.2015).

2. No member of the service shall accept any gift without the sanction of the Government if the value of gift exceeds Rs.1,000/- (Rs. 5,000 wef 10.04.2015). (except as in Sl.No.1 above)

These limits are enhanced to Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 5,000 respectively.


Dated: April 10, 2015


In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the All India Services Act, 1951 (61 of 1951), the Central Government, after consultation with the State Governments, hereby makes the following rules further to amend the All India Services (Conduct) Rules, 1968, namely:-

1. (i) These rules may be called the All India Services (Conduct) Amendment Rules, 2015.

(ii) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the All India Service (Conduct) Rules, 1968, in rule 11, –

(a) in sub-rule (1) for the words “rupees five thousand”, the words “twenty five thousand rupees” shall be substituted;

(b) in sub-rule (2) for the words “rupees one thousand”, the words “five thousand rupees” shall be substituted;


(Diwakarnath Misra)
Director (Services)

Note:- The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 3, dated the 4th January, 1969 and subsequently amended:-

(i) G.S.R. 878, dated the 6th June, 1970

(ii) G.S.R. 417, dated the 23rd July, 1971

(iii) G.S.R. 405, dated the 7th April, 1973

(iv) G.S.R. 834, dated the 10th August, 1974

(v) G.S.R. 1017, dated the 17th July, 1976

(vi) G.S.R. 1766, dated the 25th December, 1976

(vii) G.S.R. 678, dated the 4th June, 1977

(viii) G.S.R. 1717, dated the 31st December, 1977

(ix) G.S.R. 151, dated the 28th January, 1978

(x) G.S.R. 583, dated the 6th May, 1978

(xi) G.S.R.1122, dated the 8th September, 1979

(xii) G.S.R. 1103, dated the 25th October, 1980

(xiii) G.S.R. 1134, dated the 1st November, 1980

(xiv) G.S.R. 1009, dated the 2nd November, 1985

(xv) G.S.R. 34, dated the 17th January, 1987

(xvi) G.S.R. 189,

(xvii) G.S.R. 657, dated the 2nd August, 1988

(xviii) C.S.R. 52, dated bile 4th february, 1995

(xix) G.S.R. 228, dated the 28th November, 1998

(xx) G.S.R. 363 dated the 5th May, 2011

(xxi) G.S.R. 573(E) dated the 8th August, 2014.

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0 responses to “Limit of Gift for Govt. Employees increased to Rs. 25000/-”

  1. KAJAL SONI says:

    Will Exemption under section 56(1)(vii)of IT Act 1961 can be claimed by Govt Employees, over & above limit of Rs.25000 as described above.

  2. padmanabhan V says:

    sir, in papers the news is reduction in amount for accepting gifts to the maximum of rs 5000. here the message is other way.which is correct?

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