Disciplinary authority cannot impose punishment not prescribed under statutory rules: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the disciplinary authority cannot impose punishment not prescribed under statutory rules after holding disciplinary proceedings.
The Court said “Imposing the punishment for a proved delinquency is regulated and controlled by the statutory rules. Therefore, while performing the quasi-judicial functions, the authority is not permitted to ignore the statutory rules under which punishment is to be imposed. The disciplinary authority is bound to give strict adherence to the said rules.”
In the present case, the appellant is employed in the U.P. Police and his service so far as disciplinary matters are concerned, is governed by the U.P. Police Officers of the Subordinate Ranks (Punishment and Appeal) Rules, 1991.

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