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The Public Servants (Inquiries) Act, 1850

The Public Servants (Inquiries) Act, 1850






1 Repealed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 witness– Re-examination by prosecutor
14 Power to admit or call for new evidence or prosecution- Accuser’s right to adjournment
15 Defence of accused- To be recorded only when written
16 Evidence for defence and examination of witness
17 Repealed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- Reason 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 Definition of “Government”
24 Saving of enactments as to dismissal of certain officers- Commission under Act for their trial
25 Saving of power of removal without inquiry under Act


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