18. Form and content of appeal.-

18(1) Every member preferring an appeal shall do so separately and in his own name.

18(2) Every appeal preferred under these rules shall be addressed to the Secretary to the Government of India in the Department or the Ministry, as the case may be, dealing with the All India Service concerned and shall-

(a) contain all material statements and arguments relied on by the appellant;

(b) contain no disrespectful or improper language; and

(c) be complete in itself.

18(3) Every such appeal shall be submitted through the head of the office under whom the appellant is for the time being serving and through the Government from whose order the appeal is preferred.

18(4) The authority which made the order appealed against shall, on receipt of a copy of every appeal, which is not withheld under rule 21, forward the same with its comments thereon together with the relevant records to the appellate authority without any avoidable delay and without waiting for any direction from the Central Government.

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