CAT upholds dismissal of woman clerk on graft charges
New Delhi, Feb 2 (PTI) The Central Administrative Tribunal has upheld the dismissal of a woman clerk of Jammu Cantt-based Kendriya Vidyalaya, saying the move is a right punishment for people involved in corruption.
CAT’s Delhi-based principal bench upheld the dismissal of Upper Division Clerk Sangeeta Ashok, ignoring the lacunae in the evidence against her, saying evidence in disciplinary proceedings against an erring employee need not be as full-proof as those required for conviction in criminal cases.
“The strict rules of evidence are not applicable to the disciplinary proceedings. The standard of proofs required to be proved in the judicial matters are not the same as in criminal cases,” ruled the CAT’s bench comprising members Dharam Paul Sharma and Ramesh Chandra Panda.
The bench endorsed her dismissal on the basis of a Supreme Court ruling, which said, “In cases involving corruption, there cannot be any other punishment than dismissal.