This is a great classic which has long been accepted as the most authoritative and comprehensive work on the subject.
Every aspect of the subject has been dealt with in detail, going step by step from the initial complaint to its final disposal. Through an exhaustive index, the reader can reach any minute aspect or topic concerning departmental enquiries.
During the last 23 years since the third edition, the courts have become more pragmatic in their approach in reviewing the procedures of departmental enquiries, proportionality of punishment and relief to the employees, including reinstatement and back wages. The law relating to standard of proof and evidence in departmental enquiries has been firmed and crystallized. The book has a new Introduction and, to cover the aspect of limitations on judicial review by the Superior Courts, a new sub-note on judicial review has been added in Chapter XXIII.
Since prevention is better than cure, this work should find place on the table of all those concerned with the initiation and conducting of domestic and departmental enquiries. Equally, the affected party and his counsel can with this work ensure that their rights and interests are properly safeguarded.
It is a must book for the Central and State government departments, public and private sector enterprises, apart from being indispensable for the legal professionals.
The Hindu, Madras: The subject has been dealt with exhaustively and exquisitely. The arrangement of the chapters is worthy of admiration...the book is really a code of procedure for Departmental Enquiries.
All India Reporter: The book is written in simple and practical language, and the problems have been tackled in a practical way. It covers the entire range of law and procedure of Departmental Enquiries in private and public sectors, and deserves to be on the table of everybody concerned. It is a treasure-house of useful information to lawyers, personnel officers, government officials and labour and services law advisers. The book gives much comprehensive information in such a wide field. It is indispensable for every library. A table of cases and subject-index complete the usefulness of the volume.
Bombay Law Reporter: In this impressive volume...it is appropriate that the author should have referred to a large mass of decided cases in his exposition.