THE PUNJAB EMPLOYEES EFFICIENCY DISCIPLINE & ACCOUNTABILITY ACT, 2006
post and his fitness for promotion at that time. And on his promotion as such A shall retrieve his / her seniority over B.
(b) Major penalties
- recovery from pay, pension or any other a mount payable to the accused, the whole or a part of any pecuniary loss caused to the Government or the organization in which he was employed, and if the amount due from any such person cannot be wholly recovered from the pay, pension or any other amount payable to him, such amount shall be recovered under the law for the time being in force;
reduction to a lower post and pay scale from the substantive or regular post for a specific period subject to a maximum of five years;
Note: In this case, the pay shall be fixed at maximum of the reduced scale — Civil Services Rules, Volume—i, (rule 4-11).
(iii) forfeiture of past service for a specific period subject to a maximum of five
Note: – Award of this penalty disqualifies an employee to acquire any benefit on the basis of his / her length of service. For example:- If one has been awarded penalty of forfeiture of 5 years’ service, and he / she wants to retire after completing qualifying service of 25 years, then he / she would be required to serve extra for five years. However, at the time of retirement, no extra service to this penalty-holder will be eliowed, and the pensionary benefits against the forfeited period shall be deducted.
(iv) compulsory retirement;
Note: A compulsorily retired individual will be entitled to all pensionery benefits according to the] Punjab Civil Services Pension Rules – 1955.
(v) removal from service; and
(vi) dismissal from service;
Note: – One who is removed from service can re-move in service i.e. he / she can seek employment in any other Government organization. Whereas, one who is dismissed from service cannot seek again employment in any Government organization.
However, No pension shall be admissible to a civil servant who is dismissed or removed from service for reasons of discipline, but Government may sanction compassionate allowance to such a servant, not exceeding two—thirds of the pension or gratuity (Practically this facility is not in vogue).
(c) Penalties after retirement
(i) withholding of pension or any part thereof;
(ii) withdrawing of pension or any part thereof; and
(iii) recovery from pension or any other amount payable to the accused, of pecuniary loss caused to the Government or the organization in which he was employed, and if the amount due from any such person cannot be wholly recovered from the pension or any other amount payable to him, such amount shall be recovered under the law for the time being in force.
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