However, this period can be extended for a further period of six months after recording reasons of the Inquiring Authority in this regard, it said.
At present, there are no rules that define time limit for conducting corruption enquiries.
As per the government proposal, officers will get copy of articles of charges from the disciplinary authority and they should give their response mandatorily within 15 days.
In cases, where a disciplinary authority decides to consult Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in the matter involving a delinquent officer, its advice need to be shared with such charged employee.
The UPSC conducts civil service examination to select officers for various services including IAS and IPS and it is consulted by authorities concerned before acting against a civil servant.
The government servant will be given 15 days to submit his representation on receipt of such advice from the Commission.
All ministries have been asked to share their comments on the proposed changes in the rules, which if comes into force will be applicable to IAS, Indian Foreign Service and IPS officers and those belonging to other civil services.
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