The Public Servants (Inquiries) Act, 1850

( ACT NO. XXXVII OF 1850 )

For regulating Inquiries into the behaviour of Public Servants.

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the law for regulating inquiries into the behaviour of public servants not removable from their appointments without the sanction of the Government, and to make the same uniform throughout 1[Bangladesh]; It is enacted as follows:-



1. [Repealed]

2.Articles of charge to be drawn out for public inquiry into conduct of certain public servants

3.Authorities to whom inquiry may be committed Notice to accused

4.Conduct of Government prosecution

5.Charge by accuser to be written and verified. Penalty for false accusation. Institution of inquiry by Government

6.Security from accuser left by Government, to prosecute

7.Power of Government to abandon prosecution and to allow accuser to continue it

8.Powers of commissioners. Their protection Service of their process Powers of Court, etc., acting under commission

9.Penalty for disobedience to process

10.Copy of charge and list to be furnished to accused

11.Procedure at beginning of inquiry Non-appearance of accused and admission of charge

12.Prosecutor's right of address

13.Evidence for prosecution and examination of witnesses.Re-examination by prosecutor

14.Power to admit or call for new evidence for prosecution Accused's right to adjournment

15.Defence of accused. To be recorded only when written

16.Evidence for defence and examination of witnesses

17. [Repealed]

18.Notes of oral evidence

19.Inquiry when closed with defence. Prosecutor when entitled to reply and give evidence. Accused not entitled to adjournment

20.Power to require amendment of charge and to adjourn Reasons for refusing adjournment to be recorded

21.Report of commissioners' proceedings

22.Power to call for further evidence or explanation. Inquiry into additional articles of charge Reference of report of special commissioners' final orders

23.-24. [Omitted]

25.Saving of power of removal with-out inquiry under Act