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The Central Civil Services (Classification, Control & Appeal) Rules, 1965

24. APPELLATE AUTHORITY:

(1) A Government servant, including a person who has ceased to be in Government service, may prefer an appeal against all or any of the orders specified in Rule 23 to the authority specified in this behalf either in the Schedule or by a general or special order of the President or, where no such authority is specified-

(i) where such Government servant is or was a member of a Central Service, Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ or holder of a Central Civil Post, Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ -

(a) to the appointing authority, where the order appealed against is made by an authority subordinate to it; or

(b) to the President where such order is made by any other authority;

(ii) where such Government servant is or was a member of a Central Civil Service, Group ‘C’ or Group ‘D’, or holder of a Central Civil Post, Group ‘C’ or Group ‘D’, to the authority to which the authority making the order appealed against is immediately subordinate.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (1)-

(i) an appeal against an order in a common proceeding held under Rule 18 shall lie to the authority to which the authority functioning as the disciplinary authority for the purpose of that proceeding is immediately subordinate:

Provided that where such authority is subordinate to the President in respect of a Government servant for whom President is the appellate authority in terms of sub-clause (b) of clause (i) of sub-rule (1), the appeal shall lie to the President.

(ii) where the person who made the order appealed against becomes, by virtue of his subsequent appointment or otherwise, the appellate authority in respect of such order, an appeal against such order shall lie to the authority to which such person is immediately subordinate.

(3) A Government servant may prefer an appeal against an order imposing any of the penalties specified in rule 11 to the President, where no such appeal lies to him under sub-rule (1) or sub-rule (2), if such penalty is imposed by any authority other than the President, on such Government servant in respect of his activities connected with his work as an office-bearer of an association, federation or union, participating in the Joint Consultation and Compulsory Arbitration Scheme.

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