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Can any body tell of the following:
what is meaning of chargesheet and show cause.
where charge sheet is issued and where show cause is issued.
what is disciplinary procedure from start to end.
procedure of domestic enquiry as per model standing order or condition of services.
can anyone send me disciplinary procedure with real example from start to end.


This refer to your query on charge-sheet and show cause.

Charge-sheet is basically a communication addressed to an employee, who has alleged to have committed some misconduct, in relation to his employment, and it contains a statement of allegations, with complete details of the wrong-doing/misconduct alleged against the employee. It calls upon him to give his explanation and show cause as to why appropriate penal action should not be taken against him. Basically, therefore, there is not much difference in both the jargons. But, in Govt Sector, there is a prescribed procedure for drafting the charge-sheet. Normaly, it contains a statement of charges, imputations of the misconduct on the basis of which the charges have been framed, a list of witnesses and list of documents, through whom/which, the charges are proposed to be established.

Prior to 42nd Amendment of Constitution, the Govt also used to issue a second show cause notice after completion of a departmental enquiry, proposing the nature of penality to be inflicted upon the employee. Now such a procedure is dispensed with. So, one can say that the charge=sheet is show cause notice, but it does not say, generally, as to what penalty will be inflicted, if found established.

Generally, the charge sheet does not speak about the penalty to be awarded to the employee, but only states the allegations, which the employee may accept or refute. If it is accepted, then he is liable for penal action forthwith. If the explanation is satisfactory, the employer may not proceed further in the matter. However, in case he denies the charges, the allegations need to be proved against him for which a departmental enquiry will be held. During the enquiry, the side which has made the allegations has to prove it and the receiving side can put up his/her defence. Once, the charges are proved, the employee may be visited with penal action.

This the outline. There are a good number of material available on the procedure etc. You can go through it.


Karath AK

Show cause narrates the incidence/misconduct and requires the employee to explain the cause of the same. He is not pointed out to be the cause. Show cause therefore is at a macro level.
charge sheet however is very specific. Charges are categorically levelled and shot against the employee. He is being asked to defend the charges.
The disciplinary actions are usually giverned by Indistrial Employment Standing orders act. However these may also be governed by appropriate service rules based on the Employer status ( public sector, Pvt sector etc).

In some of the organisation the chargesheet is drafted in indirect manner.Why? What is the genesis for this.
Charge Sheet is the statement of commission and omissions addressed to the accused by using the second person. e.g. that you were absent on 20-04-2008. It is a list of unproved charges.
Statement of allegations reads the same but using the 3rd person and is provided to the enquiry officer. e.g. that he was absent on 20-04-2008. It is also a list of unproved charges and the enquiry officer is required to investigate.
When the allegation is proved by the enquiry officer then Show Cause Notice is issued to the accused by the higher authority stating that the allegation is proved and the authority has tentatively decided to impose a certain penality upon the accused. In show cause the accused is given an oppurtunity to show cause or causes that why not the prescribed penality be imposed upon him. Hence Show Cause is a list of proved misconduct. In Show Cause the penality is also tentatively imposed. Further, a penality shown in a show cause may be decreased to a lower level by the authority after hearing the accused but cannot be increased to a higher level.

Charge Sheet and Show Cause are provided to the accused, therefore, in these the accused is directly addressed.
In Statement of allegations, as provided to the enquiry officer, the accused is addressed indirectly.

Very Interesting, Thanks for the question asked on same by gurupada. And thanks a tones for all of ull who have took time to answer this question. Hats Off to this Cite.. Rashmi Bhalerao
Basically the charge sheet is framed on receiving a written complaint from any superior of the working employee on the indisciplinery activities involved and the employee is being given time to provide explanation with in a stipulated time to a maximum of 3 working days, the charge sheet is given to employee along with the copy of the written complaint received from the superior / co- worker etc etc. If the charge sheeted employee receives the same ok, other wise the same is going to be displayed in the notice board, a copy is posed to his present and permanent address with with ack due. In case the charge sheeted employee denies to receive the charge sheet the management may issue a supension pending enquiry note.
If the charges are serious and there is any possibility of the employee to mitigate the proffes and influence the witnesses etc then he will kept under suspension pending enquiry. A domestic enquiry is called for.
After the completion of the enquiry, the enquiry office submits his report and found the deliquent employee guilty then the first show cause notice will be issued asking why proposed action should not be taken and on receipt of the explanation, the management will evaluate the explanation and behavior part of the dilequent employee then they will decide and initiate action.
Regards- kameswarao

My employer insurance company has stated that the Memo containing the charge sheet given to me is not a document of legal or technical nature.Although I was served two different charge sheets having all technical ingredients,It was also warned to me in both in identical language not to influence the authority by political pressure etc.
Can they still punish me?

Dear kameswaraoji,
your knowledge is outstanding and unbeatable.
i want to know after issuing First Show cause Notice, What Next????????
what is the further procedure??? till the retrenchement or anything else(punishment)?
Please provide the knowledge for the same.

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