No Govt Employee will Engage in Any Trade or Other Employment

Government of the Punjab, Higher Education Department has issued a Notification on 12-02-2021 in connection with No Govt Employee will engage in Any Trade or Other employment. The details are as under:


No Govt Employee will Engage in Any Trade

I am directed to inform you that the Competent Authority has taken serious reservations regarding taking classes in Private Universities / Colleges / Institutions by the teaching staff without prior permission / NOC from the Competent Authority.

  1. In this regard, the Govt. of Punjab, as well as the Higher Education Department, stipulated the following rules which to be observed in letter spirit:


Rule NO. 16 (1) of Punjab Civil Servants (conduct) Rules, 1966. “No Government Servants shall except with the previous sanction of Government engaged in any trade or undertake any employment of work other than his official duties.”
Notification No. SO(A-I)SA-73/99 dated 10.08.1999 issued by the Higher Education Department. There shall be a completed ban on teaching a Govt. An employee in private institutions during the officials’ working hours.
  1. I am further directed to request you that in case of any violation of the mentioned above rules/standing instructions have been found/observed. The same may be forwarded to this office within 07-days and in case, no case is reported then a certificate may be furnished accordingly.


No Govt Employee will engage in Any Trade or Other employment



Many visitors have already asked me the same question. The above letter is the clear answer to all those questions. A Government employee cannot adopt any job. He/She cannot start any business. The employee can do so only after getting prior permission. The Government has already imposed a ban on teaching in academies during working hours. If any civil servant found violating the orders, Government can take action against him/her.

The reason for the same is that there are reports that a few Government employees engage themselves in business. They don’t care about their duties and always keep in mind their business or trade. This is not loyal to the duty.

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