1) So far as officers of the Indian Foreign
Service are concerned, they are governed by the Indian Foreign Service (Conduct&
Discipline) Rules, 1961, and orders on the subject issued by the Ministry of External
Affairs. So as far as the Government servants working in or under other
Ministries/Departments are concerned, it is considered that some security risk is likely to
be involved when a Government servant has, as his wife a foreigner, especially if the
foreigner belongs to a country with which India’s relations are not quite happy and
accordingly, this aspect has to be kept in mind while ordering the posting or transfer of
the officer concerned. It has been decided that a provision should be made in the
Conduct Rules to the effect that a Government servants who has married/marries a
foreign national should inform the Government of such marriage and that the fact of such
marriage should be kept on record in the character roll or personal file of the officer, so
that this aspect is kept in view while deciding the posting of the officer. Amendment of
the Conduct Rules will be issued separately. An officer having a foreigner as wife should
not be appointed to a post, which is considered “sensitive”.
2) So far as an IPS officer is concerned as soon as he marries a foreign national he should inform the Central Government of the same and his future postings may have a bearing on it in view of the said marriage. He does not however need to seek prior permission of the government to marry a foreign national including a Pakistani National.