Hota Committee Report – draft charge sheet while seeking first stage advice of CVC
Hota Committee Report on submission of draft charge sheet while seeking first stage advice of CVC, etc. – Acceptance by Government
Subject: Recommendations of the Committee of Experts on Disciplinary & Vigilance Inquiries (Hota Committee) – Para 135 of the Committee’s Report on submission of draft charge sheet while seeking first stage advice of CVC, etc. – Acceptance by Government – reg .
(i) Shri P.C. Hota, Former Chairman, UPSC Chairman
(ii) Shri Arvind Varma, Former Secretary, DoPT Member
(iii) Shri P. Shankar, former CVC Member.
2. The Expert Committee has, in para 135 of its Report, made the following recommendation:-
“135.(a)We have noted that even after approval of the Disciplinary Authority to initiate a Disciplinary Inquity, a lot of time is taken by the Department/Ministry to frame the Articles of Charge against a delinquent Government Servant.
(b) We recommend that to eliminate delays in framing the Articles of Charge, the official file submitted to the Disciplinary Authority to initiate a Departmental Inquiry must have a copy of the draft Articles of Charge along with the imputations in support and a list of witnesses and documents. Such action before approval of the Disciplinary Authority is obtained to initiate a Departmental Inquiry against a delinquent Government Servant, would ensure timely framing and service of the Articles of Charge. We also recommend that when a case is sent to the CVC for its first stage advice, the Articles of Charge, complete in all respects, must be submitted to the CVC.
4. The above decision of the Government is brought to the notice of all Ministries/Departments for strict compliance.