Rule 8: Form of appeal, mode of submission and procedure to be followed by the appellate authority:-
- Every appeal, under section 6 shall be presented to the Appellate Authority in person or sent to him by Registered Post under Acknowledgement Due.
- The appeal. shall be in form of a memorandum and shall be accompanied by a certified copy of the order appealed against.
- The memorandum shall set forth the grounds of the appeal.
- Where the memorandum of appeal does not comply with the provisions of sub-rules (2) and (3) above, it may be returned, within fifteen days from the date of its receipt to the appellant for the purpose of being amended. The appellant shall resubmit the appeal duly amended as directed by the Appellate Authority within a period of thirty days from the date of its return.
- Where the memorandum of appeal is in order, the Appellate Authority shall admit the appeal, endorse thereon the date of presentation and shall register the appeal in the Register of Appeals in Form VIII.
- Where the appeal is admitted, the Appellate Authority shall obtain the connected records from the Inspector concerned against whose order the appeal has been preferred.
- The Appellate Authority shall give an opportunity to the appellant for being heard, by fixing a date.
- If, on the date fixed for personal hearing, the appellant does not appear, the Appellate Authority shall decide the appeal on the basis of the records made available to him and shall communicate his order to the appellant.