Thought for Today, 12 th June 2018

Be careful what you say. You can say something hurtful in ten seconds, but ten years later, the wounds are still there.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Absence Of Presenting officer- Conduct Of Departmental Proceedings

Mr. Ranade, Ex tahsildar from Panvel (Maharashtra) who is  conducting an inquiry
had asked me a question as to whether  it would be right to proceed with the inquiry
in the absence of presenting officer who failed to remain present in spite of notice to him.
My answer to this question is as under.

 It is the discretion of the disciplinary authority  as to whether a presenting officer is
to be appointed or otherwise but it is always desirable to appoint a presenting officer
in the proceeding initiated to impose a major penalty . Once the presenting officer is
appointed , it is his duty to remain present on the day fixed by the inquiry officer for
conduct the inquiry proceeding. If the presenting officer remains absent, it would
amount to indiscipline and  he will be lliable for disciplinary action. for his lapse..

If the presenting officer remains absent in spite of notice to him, the inquiry officer
may adjourn the proceeding and inform  in writing to the disciplinary authority about
the said absence and making it further clear that the inquiry will be proceeded with
on the next date fixed ,even in the absence of presenting  officer. The presenting
officer also be informed accordingly. In-spite of this if presenting officer remains
absent, the inquiry officer  should proceed with the inquiry. If witnesses on behalf
of the disciplinary authority  are present, they should be examined and their
depositions recorded by the inquiry officer . After examination of each witness,
,he should be allowed to be cross examined by the delinquent employee or his
defence assistant.Similarly after examination of each of the witnesses on behalf
of the employee, the inquiry officer should ask the questions to each witness
with a view  to know the all the facts involved in the case so that he will be
able to draw the conclusions and give his findings on each of the charges leveled
against the employee.Then the inquiry should be completed as per the procedure
prescribed in the relevant rules.
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 REMEMBER THAT THE INQUIRY CONDUCTED IN THE
ABSENCE OF PRESENTING OFFICER  DOES NOT
GET  VITIATED .

NOTE: Queries in relation to conduct of departmental inquiry , if any ,may be
sent to me on my e mail address viz. shridharji@hotmail.com  Reply to such
queries will be given on this blog so that others also can benefit from them

Friday, May 13, 2011

PARDON ME

 FRIENDS,

 FOR THE LAST TWO DAYS THE WEBSITE OF BLOGGER WAS NOT AVAILABLE
AND THEREFORE I COULD NOT WRITE THE THOUGHT FOR TWO DAYS.
PLEASE PARDON ME FOR THE SAME.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Whether the Presenting Officer can be a witness , in Departmental Proceedings ?

 Mr. Ranade, Ex tahasildar, Panvel has asked me two questions. 
The first  question is whether the presenting Officer can be a witness ?
The second question is whether  the inquiry proceedings can ba continued and finalized even in the absence of the presenting officer who fails to remain present inspite of notice to him.

The answer to the first  question is Yes.  The inquiry does not get vitiated on the ground that the presenting officer has appeared as witness.However  whenever the presenting officer appears as witness, after his examination in chief, the delinquent employee or his defence assistant should be allowed to cross examine him.

The reply to the second question will be given on the blog in 2-3 days.

The doubts or questions in regard to departmental inquiries may be sent to me on my email i.d. My email address is shridharji@hotmail.com
with best wishes to one and all,

S.D.Joshi

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

51% D.A. to Pensioners & Family Pensioners from 1st May 2011

 The State Government has issued G.R. dated 2nd May 2011
increasing D.A. to 51% to the pensionres and family pensioners.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Central government emplyees age of retirement age to be raised from 60 to 62 ?

 It is learnt that the central  government   is  considering
a proposal to raise the age of retirement from 60 to 62 years.

Central government emplyees retirement age likely to be raised from 60 to62

 The central government is planning to
raise the retirement age of all the central
government  employees from 60 t0 62

Central overnment employees retirement age from 60 to 62

 The Government of India is planning to
 extend the retirement age from 60 to 62 years