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

No. 11012/16/2013-Estt.A
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, Dated the 15th January, 2014.


Subject: Directions of Hon'ble High Court, New Dellhi in WP (C) No. 3510/2013 in the matter of Sh. K.K.S. Sirohi & Ors. vs. UOI - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the directions given by Hon'ble High Court of India in the above mentioned Writ Petition. In para-19 of the judgenient, the Hon'ble Court has observed as under:

"19. Copy of this order be sent to Secretary DOPT who is requested to ensure that such Govertirnent officials who are appointed as Inquiry Officers be made aware of the procedures of law to be followed so that in future the painfull situation as we find in the instant case does not re-occure."

2. The said judgement is available on the website of Delhi High Court at

3. It is requested that the above directions may kindly be brought to the notice of all Inquiry Officers presently engaged by the Ministry / Department so that the procedure of law are duly followed, both in letter and spirit. In this regard, attention is also invited to the recently released ISTM publication - 'Handbook for Inquiry Officers & Disciplinary Authorities' which can be used as a reference guide in such matters. The Handbook may be accessed under "Publicalions" on this Department's website :

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