What are the essential ingredients of a charge-sheet?
The framing of charge-sheet being the first necessity for departmental inquiry/disciplinary action. A charge-sheet must be precise, specific and must set out all the necessary particulars. There is no prescribed form for a charge-sheet. The object of charge-sheet is to give the employee the exact data of the misconduct committed by him so that he may submit his explanation in his defence. Ordinarily, a charge-sheet would indicate the proposed punishment but there is no hard and fast rule about it. The only requirement of a charge-sheet is that it must be drawn in clear and unambiguous language indicating charges levelled against the employee concerned and all other necessary particulars specifically and precisely.
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