What do the 'principles of natural justice' imply in departmental inquiry?
The basic concept of natural justice so far as departmental inquiries are concerned is that no man should be condemned unheard. He should be informed of the allegations or the basis upon which action detrimental to him is proposed to be taken and he given an opportunity of making his representation or presenting his case in regard to those allegations and consideration of that representation or viewpoint before action detrimental to him is taken.
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