NEW DELHI, THE 3rd JULY, 2002.



Sub: Guidelines for recognition of Federations of Service Associations/ Unions formed by the Central Government employees.

        The undersigned is directed to say that as a matter of policy, Departments negotiate or correspond only with such of the Associations / Unions which have been granted recognition under the relevant Rules / Instructions.

2.     The Central Civil Services (Recognition of Service Associations) Rules, 1993, cover all Central Government Employees (including Industrial Workers), to whom the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 apply, excepting industrial employees of the Ministry of Railways and workers employed in Defence Installations in the Ministry of Defence. The question whether the Associations / Unions recognized under the aforesaid Rules may be allowed to form Federation, has been under consideration. After careful consideration, it has now been decided that the administrative Ministries / Departments may consider granting recognition to Federations with the approval of the Minister-in-charge subject to the condition that the affiliated Unions / Associations are recognized under the aforesaid 1993 Rules. For this purpose, following documents are required to be submitted by the Federation seeking recognition:

  1. Constitution and bye-laws

  2. Authorisation letters of the Unions / Associations affiliated to the proposed Federation.

  3. Membership of the individual affiliated recognized Unions / Associations based on the verification of membership under the check-off-system along with list of the office bearer, and the categories represented by them.

  4. Names of the office bearers of the Federation.

2.1     The relevant provisions of the 1993 Rules are being amended separately.

3.     It will be open to the Government to withdraw recognition at any time after giving an opportunity to the Federation to present its case, if they fail to comply with any of the conditions prescribed under Rule 6 of the aforesaid Rules or any other condition as may be prescribed in this regard.

3.1    It is also clarified that the continued existence of a Federation depends on the status of its affiliated Unions / Associations. The recognition of the Federation shall stand withdrawn if at any time its affiliated associations / unions are either derecognised for any reason or its affiliated Association / Union withdraw their affiliation to the said Federation, or, for any other related contingency.

4.     If any Ministry / Department had granted recognition to any Federation, the same may be withdrawn immediately, if the above guidelines are not satisfied. The concerned Federation, if they so desire, may submit a fresh application seeking recognition in accordance with these guidelines.

5.     These guidelines shall not apply to the industrial workers of Railways and Defence.

6.     Before the proposal for grant of recognition to the Federations is processed, the Ministries/ Departments may refer one sample case to the Department of Personnel and Training for vetting of the draft Constitution and other relevant documents submitted by the Federation.

Hindi version will follow.

(Ranbir Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tel: 309 4678

1.     All Ministries/ Departments of Government of India.

2.     UPSC/CVC/C&AG/ PMís Office/ Lok Sabha Secretariat / Rajya Sabha Secretariat/Presidentís Secretariat/Vice Presidentís Secretariat /Supreme Court /High Court/Central Administrative Tribunal.

3.    All attached and subordinate offices of Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions/MHA

4.   Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM), 13-C, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi.

5.   All Staff Members of the National Council (JCM).

6.  All Staff Members of the Departmental Council (JCM), Ministry of Personnel,P.G. and Pensions.

7. Chairman / Secretaries, Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee.

8. Deputy Secretary (Coordination), Delhi Govt. Secretariat, I.G. Stadium, I.T.O., New Delhi.