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F.No. DGIT(Vig.)IHQ/Ann. Sect. Review/2016-17/2734 Dated: 19.09.2016

All Inquiry Officers
(Appointed under Rule 14(2) of CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965),


Sub: Delay in completion of inquiry proceedings under Rule 14 of CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965–regarding

Kindly refer to the above mentioned subject.

2. In this regard I am directed to state that delay in completion of inquiry proceedings under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 has been viewed adversely by CVC as well as by the CBDT. The Department of Personnel & Training has also been emphasizing the necessity of timely completion of inquiry proceedings while conforming to the procedures prescribed in the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965. In this context it has issued OM F. No. 372/3/2007-AVD-III (Vol.10) dated 14th October, 2013 and OM F. No. 11012/3/2015-Estt.A-III dated February 18, 2015. I am directed to forward copies of these OMs for strict compliance.

3. I am further directed to state that sometimes the disciplinary proceedings are delayed because the Inquiry Reports are not accompanied by relevant documents. In this context I am directed to forward a list of documents/ records which are required to be sent by the Inquiry Officer along with the Inquiry report.

4. I am also directed to state that as per CVC guidelines, the inquiry proceedings under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 are to be completed in six months.The Member (P&V), CBDT has desired that in all the cases where a period of more than six months has passed since appointment of inquiry officer, further time of three months may be allowed for completion of inquiry proceedings. In case the inquiry officer is not in a position to complete the inquiry within the given time for any specific reason beyond his/ her control, the same should be brought to the notice of Pr. DGIT (Vigilance) or the Zonal ADG (Vigilance) as the case may be, at the earliest. If the inquiry proceedings are not completed in such extended time period, the CBDT will divest the inquiry officer of his/ her substantive charge so as to enable the inquiry officer to complete the inquiry proceedings expeditiously.
Yours faithfully

(Anupam Kant Garg)
Addl. Director of Income-Tax (Vig.)
(HQ), New Delhi

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