Termination from service without any disciplinary enquiry violates PNJ: SC

The Supreme Court (SC), while dealing with an appeal filed by an ex-employee of the GB Pant Institute, Ghurdauri, challenging his termination from service, on the ground of it being issued without, undertaking any enquiry or opportunity to show cause, has held that, the termination of the services “without holding disciplinary enquiry was totally unjustified and de hors the requirements of law and in gross violation of principles of natural justice”. The SC while quashing the termination order passed by the concerned authority, directed reinstatement of the employee.