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RULES TO EXERCISE OF CONTROL AND DISCIPLINARY POWERS OVER THE STAFF OF ZILLA GRANDHALAYA
SAMSTHAS - NON-GOVERNMENT SERVANTS

 

[G. O. Ms. No. 1708, Education 12th September 1968, published at pages 2087-2092 of Part I of A P Gazette dated 21-11-68]
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 25 (2) (e) of the Andhra Pradesh Public Libraries Act, 1960 (Act VIII of 1960), the Government of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes She following rules.
 

PART I-GENERAL
1. These rules may be called the Andhra Pradesh Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1968.
2.They Shall apply to every member appointed in the following of posts whether temporary or permanent;

  1. District Central Librarians and City Central Librarian (Secretaries of Zilla Grandhalaya Samsthas)

  2. Librarians Grade  I

  3. Upper Division Clerks

  4. Librarians Grade II

  5. Librarians Grade III

  6. Lower Division Clerks

  7. Typists

  8. Attenders

  9. Binders

  10. Peons

  11. Drivers

  12. Cleaners

3    If any doubt arises—

  1. Whether these rules apply to any persons; or

  2. Whether a person to whom these rules apply belongs to a particu­lar service, or as to which of the services, the matter shall be referred to the Director, whose decision shall be final.

PART II -CLASSIFICATION
4    The various categories of posts under Zilla Grandhalaya Samsthas shall be classified as follows:-
(1)   Library Service for the Zilla Grandhalaya Samsthas in the State consisting of the following categories of posts namely:-
1.   District Central Librarians and City Central Librarians (Secretaries of Zilla Grandhalaya Samsthas).

2    Librarians Grade I

  1. Librarians Grade II

  2. Librarians Grade III

  3. Ministerial Service under the Zilla Grandhalaya Samsthas consisting of fie following categories, namely:

  1. Upper Division Clerks

  2. Lower Division Clerks

  3. Typists

(3)    Miscellaneous posts under the Zilla Grandhalaya Samsthas, namely:

  1. Attenders

  2. Binders

  3. Peons

  4. Duvets

  5. Cleaners


PART III -CONTROL
5   (1)   The following penalties may, for good and sufficient reason be imposed upon members of the Zilla Grandhalaya Samsthas staff, namely:-
(i)   Censure; (ii)   Fine;
(iii)   Withholding increments or promotions;
(iv) Reduction to a lower rank in the seniority list or to a lower post, whether in the same service or any other service or to a lower time scale or to a lower stage in a time scale;
     (v) Recovery from pay of the whole or any part of the pecuniary loss caused to the Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha or Government by negligence or breach of orders while working in any Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha;
   (vi) Compulsoiy retirement from Service;
   (vii) Removal from the Service of the Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha;
   (viii)   Dismissal from the service of Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha;
   (ix)Suspension where a person   has already been   suspended under rule 6 to the extent considered necessary,
(2)   The discharge:-
(a) of a person appointed temporarily for a fixed period on the expiration of the said period of appointment, does not amount to removal or dismissal within the meaning of this rule.
Explanation:-   The removal of a person from the service of the Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha shall hot disqualify him from future employment, but the dismissal of a person from the service of the Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha shall ordinarily disqualify him from future employment.

  1. The stoppage or postponement of increments on account of  extension of probation does   not  amount to withholding of   increments with in the meaning of this  rule.

  2. The penalty of fine may be imposed only on persons working in the Category of peons

6 (a) A member of a service may be placed under suspension from service pending investigation or enquiry into grave charges where such suspension is necessary in the public Interest:
Provided that where a member of a service has been suspended by the competent authority and the investigation has not been completed and the action proposed to be taken in regard to him has not been completed within a period of six months from the date of suspension, the fact shall be reported to the director if suspended by the Chairman of the Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha and to Government, if suspended by the Director for such orders so, however, that the period of suspension shall not exceed six months without the previous orders of the Director or the Government, as the case may be.

  1. A member of a "service who is detained in custody, whether on  a criminal charge or otherwise for a period exceeding forty  eight hours,   shall  be deemed to have been suspended with effect from the date of detention by an order of the Samstha competent to  impose the suspension and shall  remain under suspension until further orders.

  2. A member of the service under suspension shall be entitled to the payment of a subsistence allowance as admissible under rule 53 of the F. Rs.

  3. Where a penalty of dismissal, removal or  compulsory retirement from service imposed upon a member of a service who has teen placed  under suspension is set aside in appeal or on review under these rules and the case is remitted for further   inquiry or action or   with  any other directions the order of suspension on such member shall be deemed to have continued in force on and from that date of the original order of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement and shall remain in force until further orders.

  4. Where a penalty of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement from service imposed upon a member of a service is set aside, or rendered void, in consequence of or by a decision of a Court of Law, and the Samstha competent to impose the penalty, on a consideration of the circumstances of the case decides Immediately thereafter to hold a further inquiry against him on the

  5. allegation on which the penalty of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement was originally imposed, the member of the service shall be deemed to have been placed under suspension by the authority competent to impose the suspension from the date of original order of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement and shall continue to remain under suspension until further orders.

  6. An order of suspension made or deemed to have been made under this rule may, at any time, revoked by the authority which made or is deemed to have made the orders or by any authority which made or is deemed to have made the orders or by any authority to which that authority is subordinate.

  7. The authority competent to impose the punishments mentioned in rule 5 shall be as specified in the Schedule appended to these rules.

  8. (1) No order imposing on a member of a service penalty in items         (i), (ii) and (iii) or item (v) of rules 5 (1) shall be passed, except after:-

  1. the member of the service is informed in writing  of the proposal to take action in regard to him and of the allegations on which the
    action is proposed to be taken and is given an opportunity to make any  representation he may wish  to make; and such epresentation,   if  any, is  taken  into  consideration   by  the authority  competent to impose the penalty,

In every case where it is proposed to impose on a member of a service any of the penalties specified in items (iv), (vi), (vii) and (viii) of rule 5 (1), the authority   competent to  impose the penalty shall appoint an inquiry officer, who shall be superior in rank to the per­son on whom it is proposed to impose the penalty or shall   it self hold an inquiry. In every such case, the grounds on which it is pro­posed to take action shall be reduced to the form of definite charge or charges, which shall be communicated to the person  charged, together with a statement of the allegations on which each  charge is based and of any other circumstances which it is proposed to take into consideration in passing orders in the case   (For detailed Instructions refer appended to these Rules.) He shall be required within a reasonable time, to file a written statement of his defence and to state whether he desires an oral enquiry or to be heard in person or both. The person charged may, for the purpose of prepa­ring his defence, be permitted to inspect and take extracts from, such official records as he may specify, provided that the inquiry officer may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, refuse such permission, if, in his opinion, such records are not relevant for the purpose or it is against public interest to allow access thereto. On receipt of the statement of defence within the specified time of such further time as may have been an oral Inquiry shall be held if such an inquiry is desired by the person charged or is decided upon by the inquiry officer or is directed by the competent authority. At that inquiry, oral evidence shall be heard as to such of the allegations as are not admitted, and the person charged shall be entitled to cross-examine the witnesses, to give evidence in person to have such witnesses, called, as he may wish, provided that the inquiry officer may for special and sufficient reason to be recorded in writing refuse to call a witness. After the oral inquiry is completed, the person charged shall be entitled to file if he so desires, any further written statement of his defence. If no oral inquiry is held and the person charged desires to be heard in person, a personal hearing shall be given to him. The Enquiry Officer shall on completion of the inquiry or the personal hearing of the inquiry to the authority competent to impose the penalty he is himself such an officer. The proceedings shall contain the charges framed against the person charged along with the grounds written statement filed in defence, if any, a sufficient record of the evidence adduced during the oral inquiry, a memorandum of the points urged by the person charged during the personal hearing, if any, a statement of the findings of the inquiry officer on the different charges and the grounds there for.

(b)     Except under very special circumstances to be recorded in writing by the inquiry officer  or any  officer   to   whom an  appeal   may   be preferred, no pleader, or agent shell be allowed  to  appear  either on behalf of  the Zilla Grandhalaya   Samstha or on   behalf  of  the person charged before the inquiry officer. Provided that when a request is made by the person charged for engaging counsel on the ground that he is not acquainted with the language in which the inquiry is conducted, the inquiry officer or the officer to whom the appeal has been preferred shall allow the person charged to be represented by a Counsel.
(c)     After the authority competent to impose the penalty mentioned   in clause (a) has arrived at a provisional conclusion in regard to the penalty to be imposed, the person charged shall be supplied   with a copy of the report of the Inquiry officer and be given a reasonable time not ordinarily exceeding one month, on the penalty pro­posed.   Any representation made in this behalf by the person charged shall be duly taken into consideration by the competent authority before final orders are passed. Provided that such representation shall be based only on the evidence adduced during the inquiry referred to in clause (a),
(d)    The authority imposing any penalty under those rules shall maintain a record showing:
(i)   the allegations upon which action was taken against the person punished;
(ii)    the charges framed, if any;
(iii)   the person's representation,   if any, and the evidence taken, if any; and
(iv)    the findings and the grounds thereof, if any.
(e) Every order in posing the penalty shall state the grounds on which it is passed and shall be communicated in writing to the person concerned.
PART IV-APPEALS
9.   Every parson who is a member of any of the services specified in rule 4, shall be entitled to appeal, as hereinafter provided from an order passed  by an
Authority:-

  1. imposing upon him any of the penalties specified in rule 5 or

  2. placing him under suspension under rule 6.

10.    Every member of a service shall be entitled to appeal to the authority competent, specified  in the Schedule appended to these rules from an order passed by the authority :-
(i) varying to his disadvantage his conditions of service, pay and allowances;
(ii) interpreting to his disadvantage the provisions of any rules where by his conditions of service, pay and allowances are regulated.
11.    (1)   In the case of an appeal, the appellate Samstha shall consider:-

  1. whether the facts on which the order was  based have been established;

  2. whether the facts established afford sufficient ground for taking action; and

  3. whether the penalty is excessive, adequate or in adequate; and after such consideration, shall pass such order as it thinks proper.

12.   Every person preferring an appeal shall do so separately and in his own name.
13. Every appeal preferred under these rules shall contain all material statements and arguments relied on by the appellant, but shall not contain any disrespectful or improper language. It shall be self-contained with copies of orders documents. Every such appeal shall be addressed to the authority to whom the appeal is to be preferred and shall be submitted through the Head of the office to which the appellant belongs or belonged and through the authority from whose order the appeal is preferred.
Provided that an advance copy of the appeal may be submitted direct to the appellate Samstha simultaneously with the original which is submitted through the usual official channel
14.    An appeal may be with held by an authority not lower than the authority from whose order it is preferred if:-

  1. it is an appeal in a case in which, under these rules no appeal lies,

  2. it does not comply with all or any of the provisions of rule 11,

  3. it is not preferred within three months from the date on  which the appellant was informed of the order appealed against and no sufficient cause is shown for delay;

  4. it is a repetition of a previous appeal and it made to the same appellate authority by which such appeal was decided and no new facts or circumstances are adduced which could afford grounds for a reconsideration of the case; or it is addressed to an authority to which no appeal lies under these rules,
    Provided that in every case in which an appeal is withheld the appellant shall be informed of the fact and the reasons there for.
    15. When an appeal is withheld a copy of the order withholding the appeal shall, invariably, be submitted to the authority to whom appeal is addressed.
    16. No appeal shall be allowed or entertained against the withholding of an appeal by a competent authority.
    17.    Every appeal which is not withheld under these rules shall be forwarded to the appellate authority by the authority from whose order the appeal is preferred with an expression of his opinion.
    18. An appellate authority may call for any appeal admissible under these rules which has been withheld by a subordinate authority and may pass such order thereon as it considers fit.
    T H E  S C H E D U L E


S.
No.

Name of the post

Authority competent to impose the penalty of

Censure

Fine

Withholding of increments

Withholding of promotion where such stopping is imposed on the ground of fault or misconduct

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

1

District Central Librarians and City Central Librarians (Secretaries of ZGSs)

D.P.L

---

D.P.L

D.P.L

2

Librarians Grade I

D.P.L

---

D.P.L

D.P.L

3

U. D. Clerk

Chairman, ZGS

---

Chairman, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS

4

Librarians Grade II

Secretary, ZGS

---

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

5

Librarians Grade III

Secretary, ZGS

---

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

6

L. D. Clerk

Secretary, ZGS

---

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

7

Typists

Secretary, ZGS

---

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

8

Attenders

Secretary, ZGS

---

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

9

Binders

Secretary, ZGS

---

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

10

Peons

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

11

Drivers

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

12

Cleaners

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

Reduction to a lower rank in the seniority list or to a lower post or timescale, whether in the same service or in another service

Recovery from [ay of the whole the part of any pecuniary low caused to ZGS or Govt. by negligence or breach of orders

Suspension

Compulsory retirement or removal or dismissal from service

Appellate Authority

(7)

(8)

(9)

(10)

(11)

D.P.L

D.P.L

D.P.L

D.P.L

Govt. in case of orders of DPL

D.P.L

D.P.L

D.P.L

D.P.L

Govt. in case of orders of DPL

Chairman, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS

D.P.L

Govt. in case of orders of DPL

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS

Govt. in case of orders of DPL

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS in the case of orders of the Secretary, ZGS & DPL in the case of orders of Chairman

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS

 

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS

 

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS

 

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS

 

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS

 

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS

 

Secretary, ZGS

Secretary, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS

Chairman, ZGS

 

APPENDIX
(Instructions for conducting Disciplinary Proceedings)
1.    Preliminary Enquiry:-    (a)   Before commencing any enquiry against
the member of staff of the Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha with regard to a disciplinary matter,  it is necessary that there should  be sufficient evidence gathered by way of preliminary enquiry.
(b) The authority competent to order the enquiry should be satisfied that there is sufficient prima facie evidence to start disciplinary proceedings against an employee of the Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha. The preliminary enquiry may be made by an officer under whose administrative control the officer, alleged to be at fault, is working (or was working at the time the acts complained of were committed), but the decision to hold the regular enquiry can only be taken by the authority competent to hold the enquiry.
(c) Any Officer can ask for an explanation from a subordinate officer in respect of any matter pertaining to his duties and it will often be advisable before directing the holding of an enquiry to obtain the explanation as after obtaining the explanation, the reporting authority may feel that there is no case to initiate disciplinary proceedings at all. The asking of such an explanation is however, not compulsory and the authority ordering or holding the investigation will have to decide according to the circumstances of each whether such an explanation should be obtained before the issue of a charge sheet or not.
2.   Enquiry Officer: -   It is a fundamental principle of natural justice that the officer selected to make an enquiry should be a person with an open mind and not one who is biased against the delinquent or one who has prejudice against the delinquent. Without being appointed as enquiry officer or authorised to hold the enquiry by the authority competent to impose the penalty or by a higher authority, one cannot hold the enquiry merely because he is an officer superior to the accused officer. The enquiry can be conducted by the competent authority duly appointed as enquiry officer by the competent authority.
3.   Issue of charge sheet:-   (a) The enquiry officer should frame a charge sheet containing:-
(i)   definite charge or charges ;
(ii)   under each charge the grounds on which that charge is based.
(iii) any other circumstances which it is proposed to take into consideration, in passing orders in the case. Each charge should be drawn up clearly and precisely and care should be taken to avoid vagu­eness; and

 

(iv)   the charge-sheet should not indicate the punishment to be impos­ed on the delinquent officer,
(v)      The charge sheet should conclude with the following formula:
"Please show cause why suitable disciplinary action should  not be taken against you on the charges mentioned above.
You are required herewith, to put written statement you may desire to submit in your defence by ............... (the date of be specified).    Please fill in the questionnaire enclosed and resubmit it. In case you fail to put in your written statement by the above date, the undersigned may proceed with the enquiry on the basis that you have no defence to offer "

  1. Written statement in defence:- The Enquiry Officer should fix a reasonable time within which the written statement must be filed. In dealing with requests for further time, if any, by the accused employee, the enquiry officer will consider whether the accused is sufficiently active in the preparation of his defence and whether the time asked for is really necessary and justified.

  2. Request for an oral inquiry and or to be heard in person:  - (a) If within the prescribed time, or such further time as the Enquiry Officer may give no written statement in defence is filed and no requests in written is made for oralenquiry for being heard in person, it is always better that the Enquiry Officer proceeds with the enquiry ex-parte to satisfy himself about the truth of the charges. An enquiry must necessarily be held when an employee asks for it, or has expressed a desire to be heard in person, or having regard to the written statement in defence, or the statement in defence, or the statement made by the empl­oyee himself, when he is heard in person, a further enquiry is necessary to decide the truth of the charges

  3. (b) The enquiry officer shall examine the delinquent orally, if he desires to be heard in person. The delinquent should not be compelled to be a witness against himself.
    6.    Recording of evidence :—(a) At the oral enquiry, evidence should be
    heard on charges which are not admitted. The enquiry, however should not extend to matters not mentioned in the charge sheet.

  1. The evidence should be recorded first and the accused servant
    given an opportunity to cross-examine the witness.

  2. The evidence of each witness should be recorded in the form of narrative and when the evidence is completed, it should be read over to the witness and if necessary, explained to him in the language in which it was given.  If the witness denies the correctness of any part of the evidence when it is read over to him the enquiry officer may either carry out the correction or instead of correcting the evidence make a memorandum of the objection taken and add such remarks as he thinks necessary. Then the statement shall be signed

the Enquiry Officer. Copies of such evidence as are required by accused servants should be supplied to him free of cost.

  1. Inspecting of documents by the accused: -   The Enquiry Officer should give every reasonable facility to the accused to inspect any documents or records necessary for the purpose of preparing his defence,   such inspection should be arranged in the presence of a responsible officer to ensure that the records are not tampered with in any manner.

  2. Enquiry Officer's responsibility: - It is the enquiry officer’s responsibility to arrive at the truth or falsity of the charges against the accused.  For this purpose, it is his responsibility to put whatever   questions as may be nece­ssary both to the witnesses examined in support of the charge and to the witnesses produced by the accused.

  3. Submission by the accused officer another written statement :- After the entire evidence has been heard, the person charged shall, if he so desires, put in a further written statement in his defence and also explain his defence orally to the Enquiry Officer.
    10.    Drawing up of the findings by the Enquiry Officer :- (a)   On comple­tion of the enquiry, including the personal examination of the accused, if any, the Enquiry Officer shall record  his findings in respect of each charge,  with reasons there for and forward the proceedings to the authority appointing him. The enquiry officer should not rely on any document or material which the delinquent had no opportunity to explain.
    (b)   the proceedings forwarded shall contain :-
       (i)    the charges framed against the accused along with the grounds of charges;
    (ii)   written statement filed in defence, if any;
    (iii)   record of the evidence given during the oral enquiry;
    (iv)   a memorandum of the   points urged by the accused during the personal hearing if any;
    (v)   a statement of the findings of the Enquiry Officer on the different charges and the grounds there for.
    11. Provisional conclusion: - The authority competent to impose punishment on perusal of the proceedings shall come to a provisional conclusion in regard to the penalty to be imposed.
    12. Giving of a second or further opportunity to person charged: -   If the penalty proposed is any of the major penalties, namely, reduction to a lower rank in the seniority list or to a lower post or time scale, compulsory retirement, removal or dismissal from service, the person charged should be supplied with

a copy of the report of the inquiry authority and be called upon to show cause within a reasonable time, not ordinarily less than one week, or exceeding one month, against the particular penalty proposed to be inflicted. Any representation in this behalf submitted by the person charged shall be duly taken into consideration before final orders are passed.

  1. Drawing up of the final order: - The final order containing the deci­sion of the authority competent to impose the penalty should be a self-contained order. The order should set out briefly the relevant facts and findings. Copy of this order should be supplied to the ccused officer.

  2. Cases in which procedure detailed above need not be followed: - The procedure laid down in rule 8 (2) of these rules need not be followed in a case when a person is punished on the ground of conduct which has led to his conviction on a criminal charge.

15.   Procedure to be followed in cases of minor punishments: - It   is not
necessary to follow the elaborate procedure detailed above in respect of minor
penalties, namely:-
(i)   Censure; (ii)   Fines;
(iii)   withholding of increments or promotion ; and
(Iv)   recovery from any of the whole or part of any pecuniary  loss caused
to the Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha or Government by negligence or
breach of orders.
But before imposing any such punishment, the accused should be given an opportunity to make a representation against the particular penalty proposed to be imposed. In such case there is no need to hold any elaborate enquiry and in the first instance itself, the delinquent officer can be asked to show cause against the particular penalty proposed to be imposed and orders passed after taking account the explanation given by him.
16. Suspension:- The authority competent to suspend the employee while issuing the orders of suspension should Invariably mention in the said order that the suspension is made in the public interest and also indicate the subsistence allowance which should be paid to the accused. The order of suspension cannot be given retrospective effect and it should take effect only from the date of service of that order on the delinquent.
Whenever the proceedings are not completed within six months and it is necessary to keep the officer under suspension further, the matter should be reported to the competent authority, (Director or Government as the case may be) giving full details leading to delay with particulars of the date of enquiry, whether the enquiry was conducted on the dates, on which the case was posted; if not the reason there for etc., and the need to keep the officer unde

suspension beyond the period of suspension and the orders of the competent authority should be obtained.
When an employee is suspended, he is free to go wherever he likes, but he must leave his address with the Head of his office or if he is himself the Head of the office, with his immediate officer. He must obey all orders to attend any inquiry into his conduct, and if he fails to do so, the inquiry may be held in his absence.
17. The employee of the Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha cannot insist as a matter of right to be represented by a lawyer in disciplinary proceedings against him. When he makes a request for engaging a counsel in any such disciplinary proceedings the Enquiry Officer should take into account all the circumstances and decide whether the denial of professional help will prejudice the accused employee in his defence and if so the Enquiry Officer must allow him to be represented by a counsel when the request for engaging a counsel is on the ground that the accused employee is not acquainted with the language in which the proceedings ore conducted, the Enquiry Officer must allow him to be represented by counsel.
FORM    I
1.   Have you any objection to the form of any of the charges?
2 In addition to the written statement of your defence which you are now required to submit, you are entitled to continue your defence, by either of the following methods:

  1. an oral enquiry in your presence.

  2. to be held in person without an oral enquiry.
    Please state in columns opposite whether you require either method to be adopted.
    NOTE: - If you choose method (a), the following witnesses will be called to prove the charges : -
    1.   Witnesses examined in your presence at the preliminary enquiry :
    (i)   ..............................
    (ii)..................................
    (iii)...................................
    (iv)……………………………
    2.   Witnesses not yet examined in your presence:-
    (i)   ..............................
    (ii)..................................
    (iii)...................................
    (iv)…………………………

The evidence recorded from (1) at the preliminary enquiry will he read out at the regular enquiry and you will be given an opportunity to cross examine the witnesses again.
Any evidence recorded from (2) at the preliminary enquiry will also be read out at the regular enquiry unless you prefer that any of the witnesses to be examined in the brief before you instead. Whichever course you choose you will be given an opportunity to cross examine them.
3,   (i)   Do you wish to give evidence yourself?
(ii)   If so, on what points?
4.    (i)   Do you wish to have any witness examined on your behalf?
(ii)   If so state their names and note briefly the matters to   which they are called to depose.
NOTE: - After the completion of the enquiry you may, if you so desire, put in further written statement of your defence.

 
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