At, Central Administrative Tribunal Guwahati Bench Guwahati
By, THE HONOURABLE MRS. MANJULA DAS
By, JUDICIAL MEMBER & THE HONOURABLE MR. NEKKHOMANG NEIHSIAL
By, ADMINISTRATIVE MEMBER
For the Applicant: D.N. Sharma, Advocate. For the Respondents: -----
Manjula Das, Judicial Member.
1. By this OA applicant makes a prayer to set aside the impugned punishment order No.F4-2/14-115/Rani/Discy/MD A Hussain dated 19.02.2018.
2. Mr.D.N.Sharma, learned counsel for the applicant submitted that while the applicant was functioning as Postal Assistant cum System Manager in Guwahati University Head Post Office, a charge sheet bearing Memo No.F4-2114-15/Rani/Discy/Md A Hussain dated 02.08.2017 was issued to the applicant alleging non compliance of instruction contained n memo no. E2/B/Core Banking/ 11-12/Pt-3 dated 28-02-2013, at paragraphs 4 and 8. It was alleged therein that applicant contributed and aggravated towards committing fraud by Late Bhagirath Hazarika, the then SPM, Rani SO to the tune of Rs.12,32,500/- during the period from 17.07.14 to 14.02.2015 resulting huge loss to the Department. Learned counsel further submitted that applicant submitted his written statement of defence, however the disciplinary authority had decided the case ex-parte and awarded the applicant a severe punishment of recovery of Rs.2,00,000/- @ Rs.10,000/- per month in 20 installments with withholding of two increment of pay for two years of its becoming due without cumulative effect vide order dated 19.02.2018. According to the learned counsel, against the said penalty order, the applicant preferred an appeal before the respondent no.3 on 12.03.2018 which is still pending disposal.
3. Since the appeal of the applicant is pending undecided, without issuing notice to the respondents and without entering into the merits of the case, the appellate authority i.e., the respondent no.3 is directed to consider and dispose of the appeal as per rules by passing a reasoned and spe
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aking order within a period of two months from the date of receipt of this order. 4. The OA is disposed of accordingly at the admission stage itself. There shall be no order as to cost.