Is dereliction of services by a public servant is offence

A public servant receives a bill for reimbursement from his junior.employee  He neither reimburses nor replies to it.Is  his   dereliction of service with  malafide intention ,a  punishable offence under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988.

B.Sc., M B A( Hr), B L

The act Reimbusment bill cannot comes under   punishable offence under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988. unless untill the intention is proved to be a malafied one.




The malafide intention is proved by the circumstances that the bill is niether passed nor any reply given against it.

Retired employee.

Any how, it is within department, and first department has to inititate such disciplinary proceeding and several things have to be looked into, as it was just a procedural lapse, and whether reminders or personal follow up was neglected etc.  Sometimes in pressure of work, a document may miss the attention, but it need not be a corruption and a mistake or at the most negligence.  It is the dept., and laid down procedures that must decide on facts.


If the concerned officer does not inform you what happened with your bill and refuse to provide such information even after the orders of CIC, WILL it not come under section 7?
Retired employee.

Any relief under RTI is only as per stipulations under RTI Act.  It is in between IC and PIO and the appellant is in no way concerned with those proceedings.  The Act stipulates information only as a right to citizen.

There is no harm in making a complaint to ACB, as such wifull delays amount to corruption.




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