Friday, 15 July 2016


1. What is the function of the Review committee?

1) An order of suspension shall be reviewed by the competent authority on the recommendations of the review committee constituted for this purpose.

2) An order of suspension shall not be valid after 90 days unless it is extended after review before the expiry of 90 days

3) Subsequent reviews shall be made before expiry of the extended period.

4) Extension of suspension shall not be for a period exceeding 180 days at a time. 

5) The review committee may take a view regarding revocation/continuation of the suspension keeping in view the facts and circumstances of the case and also taking into account that unduly long suspension, while putting the employee to undue hardship, involve payment of subsistence allowance without the employee performing any useful service to the Government.

2. Who can revoke the order of suspension?

1) Authority which made the order of suspension or

2) Any authority to which that authority who made the order of suspension.

3. Discuss about the revocation of suspension

1) Suspension remains in force till it is revoked.

2) Order can be revoked at any time by the competent authority.

3) Suspension automatically comes to an end if penalty of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement from service is imposed.

4) In case of death during suspension, it is presumed that there was no suspension at all and full pay and allowances are to be paid.

4. What the action should be made after reinstatement?

1) An order for regularization of period of suspension has to be issued. The period has to be treated as duty if the suspension was wholly unjustified.

2) An order regarding pay and allowances payable for the period of suspension has also to be issued. Full pay and allowances may be given if the suspension was wholly unjustified. 

5. What are the minor and major penalties?

1) Minor Penalties.

i. Censure

ii. Withholding of Promotion.

iii. Recovery from his pay of the whole or part of any pecuniary loss caused by him to the Government by negligence or breach of order.

iv. Reduction to lower stage in the time-scale of pay by one stage for a period no exceeding three years, without cumulative effect and not adverse affecting his pension.

v. Withholding of increments of pay.

2) Major Penalties.

i. Reduction to a lower stage other that iii

ii. Reduction to the lower time-scale of pay, grade pay, post or services.

iii. Compulsory retirement

iv. Removal form service

v. Dismissal from service.

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