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Membership Code of Conduct

All members of NASSCOM are expected to conform to the Code of Conduct of the Association, as stated:

  • Relationship with Clients: Dealings with clients to be conducted in an ethical manner. The terms of agreements should be clearly and precisely expressed and fulfilled in good faith. Work undertaken should be carried out promptly and efficiently and the interests of clients must be safeguarded and confidentiality maintained.
  • Relationship with Fellow Members: Dealings with fellow members to be conducted in a positive and professional manner and with the utmost courtesy and fairness. Property rights, work results, confidential data and vendor/client relations of fellow members need to be respected; and no engagement in harmful, disparaging or predatory tactics must be entertained.
  • Relationship with Employees: Members should strive to employ high caliber staff and offer fair and equal opportunities for growth and development. Relevant training and constant upgrading of employee skills has to be provided in line with job responsibilities. Employees must be informed about their obligation to keep important data confidential. They should also be apprised of the fact that any professional misconduct related to the unauthorised disclosure of confidential information, or violation of copyright laws, will draw disciplinary action.
  • Relationship with the Public: Members should promote the effective use of information technology as an instrument for social and economic good. They need to act as good corporate citizens and fulfill their responsibilities to the community.
  • Relationship with the International Community: Members should promote communication with foreign countries, based on international cooperation norms. They need to follow the necessary practices of host countries, while conducting business abroad.
  • Intellectual Property Protection: Members should neither use nor encourage the use of pirated software in their own or client organisations