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Code of Professional Ethics for Civil Servants [Thai]

In as much as civil servants have important roles and responsibilities in national development and in the provision of service to the public in cooperation with a number of parties. In order to ensure appropriate conduct and responsibility toward one's duties, to enable appropriate interaction and liaison with various offices, as well as to bring about efficient and effective work performance, it is hereby deemed fitting that regulations concerning professional ethics for civil servants be established as a code of conduct to uphold the honor and reputation of civil servants, so as to encourage admiration and respect among the general public.

In accordance with Section 8 (5) and Section 9 of the Civil Servants Act of 2535 (1992), this Code of professional Ethics for Civil Servants is hereby established.

Personal Conduct
  1. A civil servant shall hold high moral principles and conduct himself in a manner befitting his status as civil servant.
  2. 2. A civil servant shall perform his duties honestly and without seeking personal gain, and shall adhere to the professional ethics of his particular vocation where relevant.
  3. 3. A civil servant shall maintain a positive attitude and shall seek to further develop his virtue and righteousness, as well as to enhance his professional knowledge, abilities and skills so as to make his work more efficient and effective.
Relations with the Agency
  1. A civil servant shall perform his duties honestly, fairly, and without prejudice.
  2. A civil servant shall carry out his duties to the best of his ability, carefully and promptly, with diligence and reasonable accuracy, keeping in mind the benefits which will accrue to the public.
  3. A civil servant shall be punctual and shall devote his time fully for the benefit of the government service.
  4. A civil servant shall be prudent in the use of government property, safeguarding it and exercising care against damage, as though the property were his own.
Relations with Colleagues, Superiors and Subordinates
  1. A civil servant shall act responsibly in carrying out his duties, and shall cooperate and assist colleagues through the contribution of ideas, through joining in the work, and through helping to solve problems, as well as through proposing improvements in work procedures for work under one's responsibility.
  2. A civil servant in a supervisory position over others shall show interest in the performance, morale, motivation, and welfare of his subordinates, and shall superintend them a righteous and equitable manner.
  3. A civil servant shall assist and support his fellow workers in all appropriate ways, promote fellowship and esprit de corps among his colleagues for the common good.
  4. A civil servant shall be courteous and gracious towards his colleagues and shall exhibit good human relations.
  5. A civil servant shall refrain from claiming as his own work and efforts of others.
Relations with the Public and with Society
  1. A civil servant shall serve the public to the best of his ability, fairly, generously, and graciously, and shall be courteous and gentle in manner. When unable to assist, he shall provide an explanation of the reason, and shall recommend the proper channels and appropriate offices to contact.
  2. A civil servant shall be trustworthy.
  3. A civil servant shall refrain from accepting from those he serves gifts or favors of value exceeding that which would normally be presented out of affection by one upstanding person to another and shall report to his superior the receipt of a gift subsequently found to be of significant value in order that appropriate action could be taken.
  4. This regulation shall become effective after the date of its announcement in the Royal Gazette.

    Given on 19 February, 1994
    Chuan Leekpai
    Prime Minister
    Chairman, Civil Service Commission

    Note: Announced in the Royal Gazette Volume III Section 19d 8 March, 1994.