• Haryana Punishment Rules, 1967, Rule 8 - Respondents issued charge sheet to the petitioner under 8 of the Rules, to which he did not file reply but before punishing the petitioner no inquiry was conducted by the respondents, as admitted by them in the written statement, which was required to be conducted as per Rule 8 of the Rules and further petitioner should not be punished with major penalty.  Held, that under Rule 7 an elaborate procedure has been prescribed. Sub rule (1) of Rule 7 provides that no order of imposing a major penalty shall be passed against a person to whom the rules apply, unless he has been given a reasonable opportunity to show cause against the action proposed to be taken. Sub rule (2) requires the ground on which the action is proposed to be taken, to be reduced in the form of a definite charge or charges and to be communicated to the delinquent. The delinquent is to be afforded an opportunity to submit his explanation for defence. If, such explanation is not found to be satisfactory, then, inquiry shall be held and evidence shall be led with regard to the charges as are not admitted. The charge sheeted employee has to be given an opportunity to cross-examine the witnesses. He is further permitted to lead evidence in defence. The Respondents issued charge sheet to the petitioner under 8 of the Rules, to which he did not file reply but before punishing the petitioner no inquiry was conducted by the respondents, as admitted by them in the written statement, which was required to be conducted as per Rule 8 of the Rules and further petitioner should not be punished with major penalty.   (182) P.L.R.