11. (1) Subject to such rules as the Government may make under this Order, the [Director-General] may, at any time, award any one or more of the following punishments to any subordinate officer or any Rifleman or Signalman whom he finds to be guilty of disobedient, neglect of duty or remissness in the discharge of any duty, or of rendering himself unfit to discharge his duty, or of other misconduct in his capacity as a subordinate officer or Rifleman or Signalman, namely:-
(a) dismissal from service;
(b) removal from service ;
(c) compulsory retirement;
(d) reduction in rank or grade;
(e) stoppage of promotion;
(f) forfeiture of seniority for not more than one year;
(g) forfeiture of pay and allowances for not exceeding twenty-eight days;
(h) forfeiture of increment in pay;
(i) fine to any amount not exceeding one month's pay;
[(j) rigorous imprisonment up to twenty-eight days in unit quarter-guard;]
(k) severe reprimand;
(m) extra guard, picquets, patrol or fatigue;
(n) confinement to lines for a term not exceeding one month with or without drill, extra guard, fatigue or other duty.
(2) The [Director-General] may place under suspension any Subordinate Officer or any Rifleman or Signalman against whom action under clause (i) is required to be taken or against whom any investigation or any enquiry is required to be made.
(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (1), no Subordinate Officer or Rifleman or Signalman shall be awarded any punishment under this Article unless he has been given an opportunity of being heard.
(4) Any subordinate Officer or Rifleman or Signalman aggrieved by any action taken under sub-clause (a) to (i) of clause (1) may prefer an appeal to the prescribed authority in the prescribed manner.