1. Employees Punishment and Appeal Regulation 1971, Regulation 5(ix), 14(1) - That the disciplinary authority was required to hold a departmental enquiry before imposing the punishment, is, consequently,  rejected - However, whether his conduct warranted dismissal from service, especially in view of the fact that he had put in 28 years of service prior to his conduct of rash and negligent driving, leading to an accident in which three people lost their lives - Obviously there is no application of mind with regard to the conduct of the petitioner, or his length of service being commensurate to the punishment of dismissal imposed upon him - Case remanded.  (182) PLR