By Laws


The Civil Services Officers’ Institute is a registered body and has been set up to provide welfare, recreational and entertainment activities/services to the officers of the All India Services and the Central Government and their families.


Eligibility for Membership:

  1. All serving and retired officers of the grade of Deputy Secretary and above to the Government of India from All India Services i.e. IAS, IPS & Indian Forest Services.
  2. Group ‘A’ officers of equivalent status serving under the Central Government.


Membership of the Institute will be granted to eligible officers in accordance with the priority as per the waiting list notified by CSOI. However, officers of the rank of Secretary to the Government of India and their equivalents in the Central Government and ex-officio members of the Governing Council and Executive Committee may be granted out-of-turn membership.

  1. Transfer of Membership: On demise of a member, the Working Committee may, upon a request received from the member, transfer the membership in the name of the spouse of the deceased member, such membership will be valid till the spouse he/she remarries/death, whichever is earlier, and will not carry voting rights. If the spouse of the deceased member is independently eligible to be a member of CSOI, he/she will have voting rights as well.
  2. Tenure Membership:Tenure membership can be granted to the officers of the All India Services / Group ‘A’ category of Central Services in the rank of Deputy Secretary and above to the Government of India working in Delhi on Central deputation under central staffing Scheme with a cap of 500. They will have to pay a normal subscription but will not enjoy voting rights.
    1. Application to be forwarded to the General Manager, CSOI by the Officer seeking Tenure Membership with his present posting order for central deputation and a copy of the latest pay slip and two recent passport-size photographs.
    2. Application will be forwarded by CSOI for Approval of the Working Committee.
    3. On approval Letter for grant of Tenure Membership will be issued for necessary payments be made in the administrative section of CSOI.


A son or daughter of a member is treated as a dependent member till he/she is married or attains the age of 21 years whichever is earlier.


All spouses and eligible dependent children between the age of 16 to 21 years will be issued spouse/ dependant card by the Institute. This card shall be produced, whenever requested by the Institute staff. Management reserves the right to refuse entry without production of a spouse/dependant card.


The Institute will remain open on all days of the week except Tuesdays at Vinay Marg and Mondays at KG Marg for which is a maintennace day.


There shall be a Working Committee to manage the day-to-day affairs of the Institute. The Working Committee shall exercise all powers as delegated by the Executive Committee. The composition of the Working Committee shall be as determined by the Executive Committee.


The Working Committee may constitute sub-committees for different activities. The sub-committees shall exercise powers and functions assigned to them by the Working Committee and submit a monthly report to the Working Committee on its activities.


The rates of annual subscription will be as decided by the Working Committee form time to time.


Membership may be terminated by the Working Committee for any of the following reasons:

  1. For violation of the code of conduct as per rules, conviction for a crime by a court, being of unsound mind, declaration as insolvent by a court, breach of rules/by laws of the Institute or any act likely to adversely affect the reputation of the Institute.


  1. Members are entitled to bring up to a maximum of 8 guests on all working days in CSOI, 4 guests are allowed on weekends i.e., Saturday and Sunday or a day prior to the gazetted holiday.
  2. Dependants are allowed to bring their guests during weekdays from 12 Noon to 6 P.M. only for Lunch / snacks. Bar is strictly prohibited.
  3. A member bringing guests to the Institute shall ensure that particulars of the guests are entered in the Guest Register kept at the Reception Counter. Similarly, members will sign for the guests and the charges for guests shall be paid for Rs. 25/- (twenty-five) per guest per visit.
  4. Every guest shall be accompanied by the member/spouse/dependent member (card holder) as the case may be.
  5. The members bringing guests to the Institute shall ensure that their guests observe the Rules and Regulations of CSOI and are properly dressed.


No liquor on corkage is permitted in the parties. The liquor will be provisioned only by the CSOI.


Members will ensure that proper decorum with regard to wearing dress in the Institute is always maintained. Shorts, sportswear and bathroom slippers will not be allowed except in the designated areas viz. Restaurant, Bar and Lounge Café.


Members will park cars/ scooters in the proper areas specified for the purpose. Members will obtain the car parking tokens from the security guards at the entrance gates at the time of entry to the Institute and surrender the same to them when taking their vehicles out of the Institute. No vehicles will be allowed to leave the Institute unless the car parking tokens are surrendered. Members losing their tokens will be liable to pay Rs. 10/- towards the cost thereof and permitted to take the vehicles only with the permission of the Manager on duty.

Members will ensure that CSOI car stickers are displayed prominently on the windscreens. Members or their guests are not allowed to park their vehicles overnight without prior permission from the General Manager.


Members, their guests and dependants shall maintain a courteous behavior towards the Institute staff. In the event of any grievance or complaint about the staff of the Institute, it can be brought to the notice of the Manager on duty on the same working day or entered in the suggestion/ complaint book.


If any damage is incurred to the property of the Institute by the member, or his family / guests full value will be charged for all breakages from Member. Further, any wilful damage/breakage shall also entail appropriate disciplinary action including termination of membership.


Suggestions and complaints, if any, may be entered in the respective suggestions/complaints books kept for this purpose at the Reception.

The suggestions/complaints of members will be examined by the Working Committee/Sub-Committee concerned and disposed of accordingly. If a member feels that his suggestion/complaint has not been adequately redressed, he may refer the matter in writing to the General Manager directly.


Magazines and newspapers shall not be taken away from magazine stand or mutilated by members, their guests and dependents. A penalty will be charged for any violation of this provision. A drop box will be kept at reception for dropping the books / magazine collected by the member from the library.


Properties of the Institute such as furniture, cutlery, crockery, or other equipment shall not be issued to any member or to any organization outside Institute premises. However, the Institute may allow the sale of mementos and souvenirs of the CSOI to members at the rates approved


Dogs/pets shall not be allowed in any part of the Institute premises. For violation of this by law, the owner of the dog/pet may be charged Rs. 100/- for each violation, in addition to disciplinary action as deemed fit.


Notices pertaining to the Institute's activities and general information will be displayed on the Notice Board and the website of the Institute.


No payment shall be made to any person other than the Receptionist or the Accounts of the institute. Official receipt shall invariably be obtained for every payment made. All party bills will be cleared by the host member on conclusion of the party.


Cell phones are not permitted to be used in the Bar, Restaurant, Cards Room, Billiards Room and Library, or any other designated areas.


CSOI is a ‘No Smoking’ zone and it is not permitted in the Institute except in the designated areas.


Members shall ensure that they partake drinks and eatables only in the designated areas. Drinks/ eatables are not allowed in the Institute lobby/ reception area.Members are not allowed to carry drinks and glasses outside the main building.


Sub-Committees in charge of various activities shall propose rules for the proper execution of their activities, which shall come into force only after approval by the Working Committee. Any violation of the rules by the Members shall be construed as a misconduct.


The Accounts office of the CSOI shall keep a close watch on income and expenditure and place it before the Working Committee for perusal & approval. The Annual Accounts shall be prepared and will be submitted for statuary audit to the Auditors appointed by the Executive Committee for Annual Audit and Report. Adequate checks and Internal Audit shall also be undertaken by institute as required.


All members are bound by a code of conduct and any violation may entail an explanation from the member and, if found guilty, may lead to their suspension/expulsion from membership.


  1. Keep your address, email and telephone numbers updated for all communications.
  2. Members using facilities of Swimming Pool, Gym, Health Club, Squash Court, TT, Billiards and Card Room should be in possession of facility card. They must pay their facility subscription on time.
  3. Entry of guest(s) should be recorded by the member in the register kept at Reception.
  4. Be polite with the staff to maintain the decorum of CSOI.
  5. Wait for your turn in restaurants/bar during rush hour. You may sit in Lounge Café / Auditorium Lounge / Green lawn compound. Suggestion/complaint if any be written in the suggestion book at reception.
  6. Please adhere to the timings of the facilities of CSOI.
  7. Kindly make timely payments for your annual subscription and renewal of monthly /quarterly subscription of Health Club, Swimming Pool, Squash Court, etc.
  8. Keep your address, email and telephone numbers updated for all communications.
  9. Guest members staying in Guest Rooms will move out of room in formal attire.
  10. Make complete payment after the conclusion of private parties.


  1. Consuming personal liquor inside CSOI and serving it to guests is totally prohibited.
  2. Not more than four guests are allowed at a time to avail services of Restaurants & Bar.
  3. Do not make entry of excess guests in the name of other members who are not present.
  4. Ensure that entry of guests is made in the register kept at Reception.
  5. Shorts and slippers are not allowed inside thea main building of CSOI except in designated areas i.e. Health Club, Squash Court, Swimming Pool & TT. Entry to these facilities is from rear side and record of entry will be made at the facility counter.
  6. Please avoid joining tables in bar, lounges and restaurants to sit in large groups.
  7. Avoid using mobile phone and loud conversation in restaurants, lounges, bars and library. Cell phone conversations can be attended outside the facility in verandah / lounge.