[Service cases] Jurisdiction of High Courts under Article 226 to interfere in disciplinary decisions limited: Supreme Court

The High Court can only examine whether the inquiry was held by a competent officer and whether the rules of natural justice and statutory rules were complied with, observed the Supreme Court.
Justices Ajay Rastogi and Bela M Trivedi
Justices Ajay Rastogi and Bela M Trivedi

The Supreme Court on Monday reiterated that the jurisdiction of High Courts under Article 226 of the Constitution is limited when it comes to interference with punishments awarded in disciplinary proceedings by competent service authorities [Ex-Const/DVR Mukesh Kumar Raigar v. Union of India and Others].

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