THE PUNJAB EMPLOYEES EFFICIENCY DISCIPLINE & ACCOUNTABILITY ACT, 2006
- Short title, extent, commencement and annliratinn – (1) This Act may be called the Punjab Employees Efficiency, Discipline and Accountability Act 2006.
- It extends to the whole of the Punjab.
- It shall come into force at once. :After one year of
ment, proceedings against
- It shall apply to— a retired employee will be
- employees in government service; initiated under the Punjab Civil
- employees in corporation service; and Services Pension Rules – 1955
- retired employees of government and corporation (Rule 1.8 A&B).
service; provided that proceedings under this Act are
initiated against them during their service or within one year of their retirement.
- Definitions.— In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context—
- “accused” means a person who is or has been an employee and against whom action is
initiated under this Act;
- “appellate authority” means the authority next above the competent authority to which an appeal
lies against the orders of the competent authority;
- “appointing authority” in relation to an employee or class of employees means an
appointing authority declared or notified as such by an order of the Government or organization or under the rules, etc., as may be applicable to such employee or class of employees;
- “charge” means allegations framed against the accused pertaining to acts of omission or
commission cognizable under this Act;
- “Chief Minister” means the Chief Minister of the Punjab;
- “competent authority” means-
- the Chief Minister; or
- in relation to any employee or class of employees, any officer or authority authorized by the
Chief Minister to exercise the powers of competent authority under this Act; provided that such officer or authority shall not be inferior in rank to the appointing authority prescribed for the post held by the employee against whom action is to be taken; or
- in relation to an employee of a tribunal or court functioning under the Government, the appointing authority or the chairman or presiding officer of such tribunal or court, as the case may be, authorized by the appointing authority to exercise the powers of
competent authority under this Act:
Provided that where two or more employees are to be proceeded against jointly, the competent authority in relation to senior most employee in rank shall be the competent authority in respect of all the accused:
Provided further that where the competent authority, other than the Chief Minister, has any interest in the result of proceedings under this Act, and does not desire to act as competent authority due to personal reasons, he shall not proceed with the case and shall report the matter to the next higher authority who shall authorize another officer of the corresponding rank and status to act as the competent authority in a specific case:
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