A government employee,as an individual and citizen of this country can do investments in legally permitted funds and investment avenues. The only condition is that he should not have used his position as a government employee to get any benefit in this regard. The money should be from his known and declared source of income. He should also show the investments in his assets and liability statements to the employer, wherever applicable. The investments should be investments or savings, and not speculative trading.
A government employee should not indulge in any profitable business as it is prohibited in the conduct rules, except when it is as a nature of helping his spouse or family members , but the same should be divulged and concurrence obtained from the relevant authorities. He should ensure that the same does not come in way of his job and make conflict of interests.