Chapter- 8 Conduct

Chapter- 8 Conduct

64. To maintain time and regularity:

(1) Every Armed Police shall haveto be in duty in time as prescribed by the Government of Nepal
regularly and not become absent without getting approval of leave in advance to the possible extent.
(2) No Armed Police shall leave the area of his or her deputation without permission of the competent authority.

65. Discipline and obedience:

(1) The Armed Police shall have to discharge their duty with discipline and diligence.
(2) The Armed Police shall have to obey the command given by the senior officers on the matters of one’s duty promptly.
(3) The Armed Police shall have to show reasonable respect towards all Armed Police senior to them.

66. Not to take part in politics: The Armed Police shall not become a member of any political organization, take part in politics, give donation for the assistance of political organization or make influence in any manner, on any political institution or movement.

67. Restriction on criticizing the Government:

(1) No Armed Police Personnel shall, on his or her real or fictitious name or anonymously, publish any feature article, provided any news to the press, make any public speech by radio or television etc., give any public speech or
lecture which is contrary to the policies of the Government of Nepal or which may undermine the mutual relationship of the Government of Nepal with the public or with any foreign nation.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in Sub-rule (1), there shall be no restriction to publish an article or make broadcast which is not contrary to the prevailing laws and policies of the Government of Nepal.

68. Restriction on publishing any news relating to governmental functions: No Armed Police shall, without being authorized by the Government of Nepal, inform or divulge directly or indirectly, to any other unauthorized Armed Police personnel or non-governmental person or press about any confidential matter which was known to him
or her in the course of performance of the governmental duty or about any matter prohibited by law This restriction shall continue to be applicable also to the person irrespective that he is no more in the government service for any reason whatsoever.

69. Restriction on receiving gift, present, donation etc. and loan (borrowing): (1) No Armed Police shall, without prior approval of the Government of Nepal, accept gift, present or gratification of any kind either by himself or herself or through any member of his or her family, or ask for donation or borrow any loan from any person concerned with any governmental work.
(2) If any Armed Police happens to receive any present from any foreign government or any representative of such foreign government, he or she shall inform the Government of Nepal about it and shall act according to the order received thereon.

70. Restriction on establishing and operation of a company and carrying on trade or profession: (1) No Armed Police shall, without prior approval of the Government of Nepal, carry out the following acts:
(a) To participate in establishment, registration or operation of any bank or company,
(b) To carry on any trade or profession requiring registration according to the prevailing laws,
(c) To accept any kind of employment elsewhere.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in Sub-rule (1), an Armed Police Personnel may carry out any literary, scientific artistic or humanitarian cooperative works without contravening the policies of
Government of Nepal.

71. Restriction on taking part in election: No Armed Police shall take part in an election for any political post nor solicit vote for any one, nor exercise influence of any kind in the election. Provided that, this shall not bar to exercise his or her right to vote conferred under the prevailing laws, without revealing whom he or she has voted or intends to vote for.

72. Restriction on demonstration and strike: No Armed Police shall perform an agitation, participate in a strike or entice anyone to perform such act in a manner to undermine the sovereignty and integrity of Nepal, the law and order situation or the external relations, or public decency or the provoke contempt of court, or to disseminate communal hatred or to harbor any crime.

73. Restriction on staging strike, detention and Gherao: No Armed Police shall stage any strike or pen-down action and exert any pressure inflicting physical or mental torture or entice other persons to commit such acts, in a manner to cause hindrance or obstruction to any office or officer on the performance of his or her duty required by the law.

74. Restriction on making representation: No Armed Police shall make representation on behalf of any person or group, except to petition to the concerned body or official either by himself or herself or through his or her attorney in respect of any grievance caused to him or her.

75. Description of property:

(1) Any transferee Armed Police according  to the Act and newly appointed Armed Police shall have to submit the
details of the following property to the authority prescribed by the Government of Nepal within Three months of assuming the office through transfer and within One month of appointment, respectively:
(a) details of each and every immovable property, share and bank balance in his or her name or in the name of
his or her family member,
(b) approximate value of cash, jewelry, gold and silver laid with him or her or in his or her name.
(2) In submitting description as referred to in Sub-rule (1), any Armed Police who has been living in the joint family shall have to submit the description of property held with him or her and laid in the
name of the head of the family.
(3) It shall be the duty of each Armed Police to give a notice to the authority of any alteration in his or her property within Three months of such alteration.
76. To maintain the conduct according to the service or post: Every Armed Police shall have to maintain the conduct according to his or her service and post.
77. Not to make influence: In order to make feasible the interest relating to the service, no Armed Police shall cause or attempt to cause any political, undesirable, external or undue influence or pressure on the officers senior to him or her.
78. Prohibition on purchasing immovable property without giving prior notice: No Armed Police shall purchase any immovable property, except that required for his or her residence, in his or her own name or   in the name of his or her family without giving prior notice to the Government of Nepal.

79. Not to contact with radio or newspapers: No Armed Police shall publish any article in his or her real, nickname or with anonymity in any newspaper or magazine or to broadcast from radio without obtaining approval of the Government of Nepal. Provided that, no such approval shall be required, if such publication or broadcast is in literary, artistic, historical or scientific and professional subject.

80. Clearance of any act and action done by Armed Police: No Armed Police shall take support of press or media for any false accusation made against him or her in relation to the performance of his or duties, without obtaining prior approval of the Government of Nepal. Provided that, this Rule shall not restrict any right to give clearance regarding any personal act or character of any Armed Police.
81. Restriction on marriage: No Armed Police shall conclude or cause to  be concluded polygamy, child marriage or unmatched marriage in contravention of the Chapter of Marriage of the Muluki Ain (Country
Code).
82. Not to cause loss or damage: No loss or damage shall be caused to the governmental offices by any Armed Police by doing any act recklessly or without being disciplined or erroneously with knowledge.