valid as on 19/09/2019

2.13.51:Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Employees’ Service) Regulations, 2017

Penalties.

(1) Without prejudice to the other provisions of these Regulations, an employee who commits a breach of any regulation of the Board or who displays negligence, inefficiency or indolence, or who knowingly does anything detrimental to the interests of the Board or in conflict with its instructions, or who commits a breach of discipline or is guilty of any other act of misconduct, shall be liable to the following penalties:-

(a) censure;

(b) withholding of promotion;

(c) recovery from pay of the whole or part of any pecuniary loss caused to the Board by the employee by negligence or breach of orders;

(d) reduction to a lower stage in the time scale of pay for a period not exceeding three years without cumulative effect;

(e) withholding of increments of pay;

(f) save as provided for in clause (d), reduction to a lower stage in the time scale of pay for a specified period with further directions as to whether or not the employee shall earn increments of pay during the period of such reduction and whether on the expiry of such period, the reduction shall or shall not have the effect of postponing the future increments of his pay;

(g) reduction to a lower time scale of pay, grade, post or service which shall ordinarily be a bar to the promotion of the employee to the time scale of pay, grade, post or service from which he was reduced, with or without further directions regarding conditions of restoration to the grade or post or service from which the employee was reduced and his seniority and pay on such restoration to that scale of pay, grade, post or service;

(h) compulsory retirement;

(i) removal from service which shall not be a disqualification for future employment;

(j) dismissal from service which shall ordinarily be a disqualification for future employment.

(2) Penalties under clauses (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) of sub-regulation (1) shall be classified as minor penalties, while under sub clauses (f), (g), (h), (i) and (j) shall be classified as major penalties:

Provided that the following shall not amount to a penalty within the meaning of this regulation, namely:

(i) withholding of one or more increments of an employee on account of his failure to pass a specified departmental test or examination in accordance with the terms of appointment to the post which he holds;

(ii) stoppage of pay of an employee at the efficiency bar in a time scale, on the ground of his unfitness to cross the bar;

(iii) non-promotion whether in an officiating capacity or otherwise, of an employee, to a higher grade or post for which he may be eligible for consideration but for which he is found unsuitable after consideration of his case;

(iv) reversion to a lower grade or post, of an employee officiating in higher grade or post, on the ground that he is considered to be unsuitable for such higher grade or post, or on administrative grounds unconnected with his conduct;

(v) reversion to his previous grade or post, of an employee appointed on probation to another grade or post, during or at the end of the period of probation, in accordance with the terms of his appointment or regulations or orders governing such probation;

(vi) termination of the service of an employee appointed on probation, during or at the end of the period of probation, in accordance with the terms of his appointment, or the regulations or orders governing such probation;

(vii) termination of employment of an employee on medical grounds, if he is declared unfit to continue in the Board’s service by the Medical Officer authorized by the Board; and

(viii) retirement of an employee in accordance with the proviso to sub-regulation (2) of regulation 9.


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