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Disciplinary Cases – Violation of Andhra Pradesh Civil Services (Conduct) Rules – Initiation of disciplinary action as per Andhra Pradesh Civil Services (CCA) Rules G.O.Ms.No. 680 , Dated:01-11-2008.



GOVERNMENT  OF  ANDHRA  PRADESH 
ABSTRACT 


Public  Services  –  Disciplinary  Cases  – Violation  of Andhra Pradesh  Civil Services  (Conduct)  Rules – Initiation  of  disciplinary action  as per  Andhra Pradesh  Civil  Services  (CCA)  Rules  – Orders  – Issued.


GENERAL  ADMINISTRATION  (SERVICES-C)  DEPARTMENT 
G.O.Ms.No.  680                       Dated:01-11-2008. 






ORDER :   
     All  Government  Employees  are governed  by  the provisions  of  Andhra Pradesh  Civil  Services  (Conduct)  Rules,  1964.   Any  violation  of  the said  rules amounts to mis-conduct and for such mis-conduct disciplinary action shall be initiated  as  per  the  procedure  laid  down  in  Andhra  Pradesh Civil  Services (CCA)  Rules,  1991.

2.   According  to  Rule  3 (1)  of  A.P.Civil  Services  (Conduct) Rules  1964, ‘every  Government employee  shall  be  devoted to  his duty and shall maintain absolute  integrity,  discipline,  impartiality  and a sense  of  propriety’.
3.   It is noticed that  while  initiating the disciplinary action  against any erring  employee the above rule  position  is  not  strictly  adhered  to.   The charges  against  any  erring  employee shall  be  framed  by  the Competent Authority duly  indicating  the  specific  mis-conduct.   Such  articles  of  charge should not be  vague  and general in nature  i.e., the  words like  slack supervision,  irregular way of processing  the issues  etc.,   The Courts  of  Law are taking  a view that  there is  no  clear application  of  mind  by  the Competent Authority while  initiating the  disciplinary  action  against  erring employee.   The Division  Bench  of the A.P.High  Court  in  K.David  Wilson Vs. Secretary to Government,  Law  Department  (2001  (5)  ALT 65)  held  that  “the  charged official  ought  to  be  informed  of  the  charges leveled against him as also  the grounds upon  which they  are  based.    Charge  of  mis-conduct should  not  be vague.   The charge-sheet  must  be  specific  and  must  set  out  all  the necessary particulars and details irrespective  of  the fact  whether the delinquent knows it  or  not, he  must be  told about the charges and it was not his duty  to connect  the  charge  sheet  with  his alleged  understanding  or knowledge  of  the  charge.   However,  it  is  true  that  the  charge  need  not  be framed  with  the  precision of  a charge  in criminal  proceedings.  But, at  the same  time,  it  must  not be  vague  or  so  general as to  make  it impossible  of being  traversed.   Therefore,  the test  is  whether the charge  conveys  to  the delinquent employee, the  exact nature  of  the  alleged mis-conduct  in a way that would  enable  him  to  meet  the charge  effectively.    It  is  well  established that  if a vague  charge  is given to  a delinquent, it  is a fatal defect, which vitiates  the entire proceedings.   It  is  also  relevant  to  notice  that  the vagueness  in  the charge  is  not  excused  on  the plea that  the employee concerned  should  be  deemed  to  have  known the  facts correctly.   It should not be  left to  the  delinquent official to  find out or  imagine  what the  charges against  him  are and it  is  for the employer to  frame specific  charges  with  full particulars.”

4.   Thus,  there is  need  to  keep  in  mind  the provisions  contained  in  the   Andhra  Pradesh  Civil  Services  (Conduct)  Rules  1964,  to  check  the misconduct  of  the Government  employees  to  ensure  that  the system  of administration  functions smoothly.

5.   Government  direct  that  wherever connivance,  negligence,  dereliction of  duty  of  the Government  employee  is  noticed,  the Competent  Authority shall  take  prompt  action for such  mis-conduct  in accordance  with the procedure laid  down in  the Andhra Pradesh  Civil Services  (CCA)  Rules,  1991.

6.   It  is  the earnest  endeavour of  the  Government  to  ensure clean  and efficient administration  at all  levels.

7.   All Departments of  Secretariat, all Heads of  Departments and all District  Collectors are  requested to take  prompt necessary  action  as per  the above order.


 (BY  ORDER  AND IN  THE NAME OF  THE  GOVERNOR  OF  ANDHRA  PRADESH)     


 P.RAMAKANTH REDDY 
CHIEF  SECRETARY  TO GOVERNMENT 



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