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Conduct & Disciple


  1. Every employee shall at all times maintain absolute integrity and devotion to duty.
  2. Every employee shall abide by and comply with the Rules and Bye-laws of the Akademi and all orders and directions of his superior authorities.
  3. Every employee shall show utmost courtesy and attention to all persons with whom he has to deal in the course of his duties and refrain from conduct that is indecent or in bad taste. Every employee shall endeavour to promote the interests of the Akademi and shall not act in any manner prejudicial thereto.


  1. The Appointing Authority or any other authority superior thereto may place an employee under suspension
    1. where a disciplinary proceeding against him is contemplated or is pending, or
    2. where a case against him in respect of any criminal offence is under investigation or trial.
  2. An employee who is detained in custody, whether on a criminal charge or otherwise, for a period exceeding fortyeight hours shall be deemed to have been suspended with effect from the date of his detention by an order of the Appointing Authority and shall remain under suspension until further orders.
  3. An order of suspension made or deemed to have been made under this rule may at any time be revoked by the authority which made or is deemed to have made it or by any superior authority.


The following penalties may, for good and sufficient reasons and as hereinafter provided be imposed on any employee:

  1. Censure;
  2. Withholding of increments or promotion;
  3. Suspension;
  4. Recovery of any pecuniary loss caused to the Akademi by negligence or breach of the rules or bye-laws of the Akademi or orders or directions of superior authorities.
  5. Reduction to a lower grade or post or to a lower stage in a time-scale;
  6. Compulsory retirement; and
  7. Dismissal from service.

Authority competent to Impose a penalty

The Appointing Authority or any other authority superior to the Appointing Authority may impose on an employee any of the penalties specified in rule 17.

Procedure for imposing

  1. No order imposing any penalty on an Employee shall be passed except after
    1. The employee is informed in writing of the proposal to take action against him and of the allegations on which it is proposed to be taken and is given an opportunity to make any representation he may wish to make; and
    2. such representation, if any, is taken into consideration by the authority imposing the penalty.
  2. Any authority referred to in rule 18 may, after a communication of the nature referred to in clause (a)of the preceding sub-rule is issued, appoint an Enquiring Officer to enquire into the charges against the employee and report to him on the merits of the representation, if any, made by the employee concerned.
  3. The Enquiring Officer shall be competent to examine all relevant records and documents and to record the evidence of witnesses, if any.

Special provision for borrowed employees

  1. Where an order of suspension is made or a disciplinary proceeding is commenced against a borrowed employee, the Lending Authority shall forthwith be informed of the circumstances leading to the order of suspension or commencement of the disciplinary proceeding, as the case may be.
  2. In the light of the finding in the disciplinary proceeding taken against such employees,
    1. If the authority imposing the penalty is of the opinion that any of the penalties specified in clauses (iv) to (vii) of rule 17 should be imposed on him, it shall replace his services at the disposal of the Lending Authority and transmit to it the proceedings of the enquiry for such action as it deems necessary; and
    2. If the authority imposing the penalty is of the opinion that any other penalty should be imposed on him it may, after consultation with the Lending Authority, pass such orders on the case as it deems necessary; provided that in the event of a difference of opinion between the Lending Authority and the authority imposing the penalty, the services of the employee shall be replaced at the disposal of the Lending Authority.


The expression 'Lending Authority' in this rule means the authority which has placed the services of the borrowed employee at the disposal of the Akademi.

Appellate Authorities

An appeal shall lie from any original order made.
  1. By the Secretary to the President or
  2. By the President to the Executive Board.

Period of limitation For appeals


No appeal shall be entertained unless it is submitted within a period of three months from the date on which the order appealed against is communicated to the person concerned:

Provided that the Appellate Authority may entertain the appeal after the expiry of the said period if it is satisfied that the appellant had sufficient cause for not submitting the appeal in time.

Form and contents And submission of Appeals

  1. Every person submitting an appeal shall do so separately and in his own name.
  2. The appeal shall be addressed to the Appellate Authority, shall contain all material statements and arguments on which the appellant relies, shall not contain any disrespectful or improper language and shall be complete in itself.
  3. Every appeal shall be submitted to the Secretary who shall, unless he is himself the Appellate Authority, transmit it to the Appellate Authority.

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Last Updated : 01.06.2023