The Central Civil Services ( Classification , control and appeal ) Rules , 1965 govern employees belonging to the central civil services and rule 10 (1) of these rules gives the power of suspension .

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10: Suspension

  1. The appointing authority or any authority to which it is subordinate or the disciplinary authority or any other authority empowered in that behalf by the President by general or special order may place a government servant under suspension.
  • Where a disciplinary proceeding against him is contemplated or is pending or

(aa) where is in the opinion of the authority aforesaid he has engaged himself in activities prejudicial to the interest of the security of state or

  • Where a case against him in respect of any criminal offence is under investigation, inquiry or trial.

Rule 10(2) : Deemed Suspension : when a Government servant is detained in custody for a period exceeding 48 hours.

Earlier Rule :  lay down that the suspension order can be issued initially for a period of 90 days during which period it has to be reviewed by the authority and thereafter it can be extended indefinitely for a period of 180 days at a time subject to further review within such extended period suspension can be continued for indefinite periods of time subject to a periodical review.

Now The Rule is that suspension of a government servant cannot be continued beyond 90 days if charge sheet is not given on time . Supreme Court has directed that when where charge sheet is served on time and the suspension is required to be extended by competent authority a reasoned order must be passed for the extension of suspension.

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