The R&AW is a highly sensitive department dealing with national interest, including its security — internal as well as external. The RAW was concerned with international affairs and undercover activities pertaining to national security. Certain cadres of employees of RAW formed an association. Earlier different branches and departments of the RAW in Delhi were scattered in several buildings. Ultimately a new building was constructed in Delhi. In the building, the Counter Intelligence Section (CIS) was also housed. After the CIS was shifted to this building strict security measures were introduced and the employees, when going from one floor to the other had to show their identity cards.
In 1904 an Intelligence Bureau had been formed which was reorganized in 1948. Originally the Intelligence Bureau was concerned both with domestic and international intelligence. In 1968, a branch of the Intelligence Bureau was set up as a separate department and the Intelligence Bureau since that time was concerned with only domestic affairs while the RAW was concerned with international affairs and under-cover activities pertaining to national security. Certain cadres of employees of the RAW formed an Association under the name of “The Cabinet Secretariat (Research and Analysis Wing) Employees Association (Regd.)”
The RAW is a security and intelligence section the Government of India dealing with many sensitive matters affecting national security and relations with other countries including counter intelligence. The basic rule of intelligence work, is that no person engaged in it should know more than what he needs to know. It is for this reason that when an outside agent is employed for espionage, care is taken to see that he does not know who his real employers are but knows only the name of his contact man which name is generally an alias. Employees of an intelligence service cannot, therefore, be the best judges of what security measures should be adopted to prevent secrets from leaking out.
NOTIFICATION PERTAIN TO EMPLOYEES
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Room No. 8-B, South Block.
New Delhi, the 6th Dec, 1980.
Whereas a large number of employees of the Cabinet Secretariat (R & AW) located at Delhi have for some time past been indulging in various acts of misconduct, indiscipline, intimidation and insubordination, such as abstaining from work, wilful neglect of the duties assigned to them and disobedience of lawful instructions and orders of the official superiors;
and whereas the said employees are also regularly holding meetings and demonstrations unauthorisedly and in violation of specific orders, within the office premises and its precincts;
and whereas the said employees have resorted to coercion, intimidation and incitement of other fellow employees which has a serious demoralizing effect on the members of the organization, and whereas such conduct of the said employees is unbecoming of a Government servant and is in gross violation of the Central Civil Service (Conduct) Rules, 1964;
and whereas Shri Satyavir Singh, Field Assistant, is one of the said employees actively participating in such activities; and whereas due to the practice of coercion, intimidation and such like threats and postures adopted by the said employees the atmosphere is so tense and abnormal that no witness will co-operate with any proceedings in accordance with the provisions of the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965;
and whereas I am satisfied that the circumstances are such that it is not reasonably practicable to hold a regular enquiry as contemplated by the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal.) Rules, 1965;
and whereas on a consideration of the facts and circumstances of the case, I am satisfied that the penalty of dismissal from service should be imposed on Shri Satyavir Singh, Field Assistant;
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers under the proviso (b) of Clause (2) of Article 311 of the Constitution read with rule 19 of the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965, I as the appointing authority do hereby dismiss Shri Satyavir Singh from the post of Field Assistant in the R & AW with effect from the forenoon of December 6, 1980.
Research and Analysis Wing (Recruitments, Cadre and Service) Rules, 1975