The Centre has provided 19 points to the bureaucrats on ways of maintaining political neutrality and taking decisions on merit.
The BJP-led NDA government amended the All India Services (Conduct) Rules, 1968, in rule 3(1) after sub-rule (1) by inserting sub-rule (1A) and rule 3(2) after sub-rule (2A) by inserting sub-rule (2B) and these rules are called the All India Services (Conduct) Amendment Rules, 2014, reports said.
The provisions said that every member of the bureaucracy shall maintain high standards of ethics, integrity and honesty and political neutrality.
The bureaucrats have been guided on ways of neutrality and meritocracy
The prime minister had asked the bureaucrats to approach him directly to resolve issues and bring pace in decision-making. He had also asked secretaries to contact him directly for suggestions and intervention required to resolve issues.