provisions / instructions have been issued from time to time regarding disciplinary action to be taken in respect of employees whose provisions of Gujarat State Service (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 121 are applicable. In order to explain the procedure of departmental investigation in simple language, a booklet titled “Guidelines for Departmental Investigation” was published by the Investigation Unit in the year 18. After the publication of this booklet, some new provisions have been introduced in the Gujarat State Service (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 121 by amending it from time to time and also resolutions / circulars have been issued for further clarification of the rules. Some of the resolutions / circulars mentioned in the guidelines of the year 19 have been canceled as well as the Gujarat Civil Service Rules, 2006 have been published by amending the Mumbai Civil Service Rules in the year 2006. Therefore, keeping in view the purpose of using the provisions of these rules in the process of departmental investigation.
There was a need to update the guidelines for departmental investigations.
Officers / employees involved in departmental investigation This booklet has been updated keeping in view the purpose of keeping abreast of the amendments made in the rules as well as the notification of published resolutions / circulars. I am delighted to update this guideline on departmental investigative procedures. This booklet has not been prepared in place of the existing statutory rules or instructions / alternatives, but has been updated with the intention of providing simple language guidance to the employees involved in the departmental inquiry proceedings on the provisions of the rules. The defense officer and the staff / officers acting on their behalf will not be able to cite this booklet as a basis during the departmental investigation. The Gujarat State Service (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 181 and the resolutions / circulars / instructions issued from time to time in this regard should be considered as the basis. Even when the question of interpretation of the rule arises, only the words of the original rule / provision should be taken into consideration Will remain.