TIPS FOR THE CHARGED EMPLOYEES AND DEFENCE REPRESENTATIVES - 3
Examination-in-chief of the prosecution witness is done by the PO. Carefully listen to the examination and prepare for the cross-examination.
You should ensure that defence witnesses are produced during the inquiry without avoidable delay.
You should not ask for the unjustified adjournments.
You should start defence statements only after the case in support of the charge is closed by the prosecution.
Examination-in-chief of the defence witnesses by the DR should be done with at most care. You should restrict to the points best known to each witness.
Please follow the cross-examination of the defence witness closely and carefully. You may re-examine the defence witness to clarify any point, which came up during cross-examination.
Before the close of defence evidence, if CE wish to give his evidence as defence witness, please inform the same to the IO.
Please ask for the copy of witness brief if any filed by the PO. Carefully read the written brief of the PO. You should file defence written brief only after reading the written brief of the PO.
Your attitude at the inquiry should be cooperative one.
With best wishes,
Keshav Ram Singhal
IO = Inquiry Officer / Enquiry Officer / Inquiring Authority
PO = Presenting Officer
DR = Defence Representative
CE = Charged Employee / Charged Officer
DA = Disciplinary Authority
AA = Appellate Authority