Laws of Bangladesh

The Railway Nirapatta Bahini Ordinance, 1976

( Ordinance NO. XLVII OF 1976 )

Punishment to members of the Force
8. (1) Subject to the provisions of article 135 of the Constitution and to such rules as may be made by the Government in this behalf, any superior officer may, by order in writing stating reasons therefor, award any one or more of the following punishments to any member of the Force whom he finds to be guilty of disobedience, breach of discipline, misconduct, corruption, neglect of duty or remissness in the discharge of any duty, or of any act rendering him unfit for the discharge of his duty, namely:ÔÇö
(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 one month;
(h) forfeiture of increment in pay;
(i) fine to any amount not exceeding one month's pay;
(j) confinement to quarters for a period not exceeding fourteen days with or without punishment, drill, extra guard, fatigue or other duty;
(k) censure.
(2) Any superior officer may place under suspension any member of the Force against whom action under sub-section (1) is required to be taken or against whom any inquiry is required to be made.
(3) An appeal against any order passed under sub-section (1) shall lie to-
(a) the General Manager of the Bangladesh Railway, if the order is passed by the Chief Commandant;
(b) the Chief Commandant, if the order is passed by any other superior officer.

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