Engineering is a profession that puts scientific knowledge to practical use. Professional Engineers and Consulting Engineering Organizations, in the pursuit of their profession, affect the quality of life of all people in the society and the quality of all sectors of the economy.  Therefore, ethics are fundamental to the values of the profession. Accordingly, the services provided by Professional Engineers and Consulting Engineering Organizations (referred to as ‘Engineers) should adhere to the following code of ethics while dealing with the public, clients, employers, employees and the associates.

Article 1. Social Responsibility to Uphold Ethical Values of the Society:

 Public Safety: Engineers shall ensure the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of their professional duties. Safety of the people must always come first. They should promptly disclose to all concerned the factors that might endanger the public safety or the environment.


Compliance with Social Order: Engineers shall abide by the laws of the land in which the work is performed, respect the local customs, uphold the human rights, safeguard public property; abjure violence and acts of terrorism.


Impartiality and Fairness. Engineers shall treat fairly all persons regardless of such factors as race, caste, religion, state, gender or national origin.


Environment Protection & Improvement. Engineers shall strive to protect and maintain clean, healthy and safe environments and comply with the statutory requirements.

Article 2. Responsibility to Maintain High Standards of Professional Quality. These professional responsibilities include the following:

Development of Technical and Managerial Skills: Engineers shall maintain state-of-the-art professional skills, continue professional development and provide opportunity for the professional development of those working under their command.


Undertake Assignment where Professionally Competent. Engineers shall perform service only in the area of their technical competence.

Performance Responsibility. Engineers shall seek work through fair and proper methods, and shall take full responsibility for the task undertaken by them.


Proper Verification of Documents and Production Processes. Engineers shall approve only those designs, which safely and economically meet the requirement of the client and shall not approve any engineering document, design, materials, stages of work which they consider to be unsound.

Article 3. Obligation to Maintain High Standard of Personal Behaviour in a Responsible Manner.

Honesty and Integrity in Professional Dealing. Engineers shall maintain high degree of honesty and personal integrity in all their professional dealings. They shall conduct themselves in a fair, honest and respectable manner.


Compensation for Services Rendered. Engineers shall not engage in unhealthy competition.


Professional Opinion. Engineers shall seek and offer honest criticism of technical work, acknowledge errors, and give proper credit for the contribution of others. Where necessary, engineers shall issue public statements in an objective and truthful manner.


Professional Relationship with the Employer. Engineers shall act faithfully as trustee of the employer / client on professional matters.


Information Communication with Employers. Engineers shall keep their employer and client fully informed on all matters relating to progress of business including financial aspects, which may affect the assigned work.


Mutual Obligation & Trust. Engineers shall not, maliciously or falsely, injure the professional reputation of another engineer or organization.


Self Promotion. Engineers shall build their reputation based on the merits of services to the customers and shall not falsify or misrepresent their contribution.


Employers’ Business Secrets. Engineers shall not disclose by any means, confidential information of the employer or client, unless otherwise authorized.


Personal Conflict. Engineers shall disclose real or perceived conflicts of interest to affected parties and avoid these where possible


Being a Member of CEAI we follow:

Responsibility to Society ensure that his/her professional service safeguards and enhances health, happiness and safety of the Society.

ensure that his/her professional service upholds the principles of environmentally sustainable development.

refrain from expressing in Public an opinion on a professional subject unless he/she is sufficiently informed on the facts relating to the subject.  Responsibility to Profession at all times, uphold the dignity, standing and reputation of the Profession.  Competence maintain knowledge and skills at levels consistent with development in technology, legislation and management, and apply due skill, care and diligence in the services rendered to the client.

refrain from performing any services unless competent to perform the same.  Integrity act at all times in the legitimate interest of the client and perform professional services with integrity and faithfulness.

act with fairness and justice between his/her client and the vendor in all matters pertaining to contracts.  Impartiality be impartial in his/her professional advice, judgment or design.

not accept remuneration which prejudices independent judgment.

inform the client of any potential conflict of interest that might arise in the performance of the commission.  Relation with Other Consultants not directly or indirectly injure or attempt to injure the professional reputation or practice or prospects of another fellow professional.

not associate in work with a professional who does not conform to the ethical practices laid down in this Code.

Not try to supplant another CEAI member in any particular employment nor attempt to intervene in work of any kind which to his/her knowledge has already been entrusted to another professional.

Not review or take over the work of another CEAI member for the same client, except with the consent of the second member, unless he/she has been notified in writing by the client that such engagement or the work which is the subject of review has been terminated.  Relation with Clients Not disclose confidential information concerning assignments or technical process of client without his/her consent.   Relation with Employees Endeavor to provide opportunity for the professional development and advancement of professionals in his/her employment.

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