HC quashes order stopping two annual increments of employee for consuming, possessing tobacco
The court was of the view that permanently stopping the two increments was a major punishment as provided under the UP Government Servants (Discipline and Apple) Rule 1999 and thus, the petitioner was required to be given an opportunity of show cause against it.
Quashing the punishment, the court said it was mandatory on part of the respondent authority to follow rules but in the present case neither any charge-sheet was served upon the petitioner nor were any witness examined.
However, the bench made it clear that the authority may proceed in accordance with the law, if so advised.
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