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Friday, October 5, 2012

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION – 5



Should departmental inquiry be conducted by an IO, who is subordinate to the complainant?


A case where inquiry conducted by a subordinate on a complaint made by superior and superior appears as a witness in the inquiry, principle of natural justice appears to be violated. CE has right to have a fair trial. Accordingly, a departmental inquiry should not be conducted by an IO, who is subordinate to the complainant, especially when superior officer is also a witness in the case.

With best wishes,

Keshav Ram Singhal

Abbreviation

IO = Inquiry Officer / Enquiry Officer / Inquiring Authority
PO = Presenting Officer
DR = Defence Representative
CE = Charged Employee / Charged Officer
DA = Disciplinary Authority
AA = Appellate Authority

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