THE Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has complained that references of disciplinary matters of government officers from various ministries or departments are being sent to the UPSC only a few days before the retirement of the concerned official thereby making a mockery of the entire system of the Commission giving advice in such cases.
“The Commission has again brought to the notice of this Department (DoPT) that the references on disciplinary matters from various ministries/departments are being received in the UPSC only a few days before the officer is due to retire or where a deadline set by a judicial order is to expire shortly, thereby leaving little time for the Commission to tender its advice”, a DoPT Office Memo dated
May 10,2010, said.
In fact, the disciplinary proceeding are quasi-judicial in nature, the UPSC tenders its advice after a thorough judicious and independent consideration of all relevant facts, which generally takes three to four months.
Babus expected to spill the bins?
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