Whether the Inquiry Officer should provide a copy of the inquiry report to the charged employee?
Before an employee is punished in a departmental inquiry, a copy of the inquiry report should be furnished to the charged employee. In many cases, it was held that not furnishing the report amounts denial of natural justice.
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