Request to intervene and issue necessary orders to all the Railway Zones and Divisions to postpone conducting D&AR Enquiry on Major Penalty Chargesheet – Reg…….
No.AIRF/01 Dated: June 25, 2020
Sub: Request to intervene and issue necessary orders to all the Railway Zones and Divisions to postpone conducting D&AR Enquiry on Major Penalty Chargesheet – Reg.
We(AIRF) would like to bring to your kind notice that, D&AR Enquiry proceedings are initiated in this current Pandemic, Lockdown Period. The entire Nation is functioning on DHMA orders and guidelines due to COVID-19 disaster. Even Law Courts are opened for limited cases, those are urgent, specific on COVID-19 and PIL issues only, that too through Video Conferencing only.
Rail and Road Traffic Services have not resumed normal. In this situation, it is very sad to say that, Divisions are initiating D&AR Enquiry Proceedings on Major Penalty Chargesheets. To collect document, advices from the Seniors, Learned and to get Defense Helpers into the enquiry, become remote due to COVID-19 lockdown. Even when Law Courts are not fully opened, conducting D&AR Enquiry Proceedings by the Divisions will make delinquent employees to lose reasonable opportunity, and there are more chances for violation of the principles of Natural Justice.
In view of the foregoing facts, Board are requested to advise all the Railway Zones and Divisions to stay D&AR Enquiry Proceedings till such time Lockdown exists and Rail, Road Services resume normal and Law Courts are opened for all cases, and save the interests of the labour.
√Copy to: GSs, All Affiliated Unions – for information.