GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 837
(TO BE ANSWERED ON 03.03.2011)
Time-Limit for Disciplinary Actions
837. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASHEKHAR:
Will the PRMIE MINSITER be pleased to state:
(a) Whether Government proposes the prescribe time-limit for disciplinary actions and prosecution of Government servants in the Country;
(b) If so, the details thereof and reasons for such a move;
(c) Whether it is a fact that Government has decided to amend the Article 311 of the constitution to remove the protection shield of Government servants; and
(d) If so; the details thereof?
Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office.
SHRI V. NARAYANASAMI)
(a) & (b) : The Government had appointed a three member Committee of Experts to Examine and suggest measures to expedite the process involved in Disciplinary/Vigilance Proceedings. In its Report, the Committee has recommended that a time limit of two months may be prescribed for completion of minor penalty disciplinary inquiries and 12 months for major penalty disciplinary inquiries. The report of the Committee is under examination. As part of preventive measures for checking corruption, it is imperative that Disciplinary Proceedings are completed in time, and delinquent officers are punished.
(c ): No, Sir. The matter is being examined by a Group of Ministers.
(d): Does not arise.