We have issued a show cause notice to our employee for leaving the duty premises for 2 hours without intimation to any body. Hence we have issued him a show cause notice and the last Para of the show cause notice reads as follows:
"Therefore, you are hereby called upon to submit your written explanation within three days of receipt of this notice, as to why appropriate disciplinary action should not be initiated against you. Should you fail to submit your explanation in writing within the stipulated time, it will be presumed that you admit the charges and it will be concluded that you have no explanation to offer. Accordingly, a disciplinary action as deemed fit will be taken without any further reference to you."
THe employee is still coming to work but have not replied. He is not answering if we ask for the reply.
1. Please let us know what steps we can take for his non reply within stipulated time.
2. Can he be given additional days to reply?
3. Whether we can hold domestic enquiry without receiving his reply?
Thank you in advance.