Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises Act
(Chapter 298, Section 36)
Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises (Disciplinary Proceedings — Delegation of Functions) Regulations
Rg 2
(25th March 1992)
[13th October 1978]
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises (Disciplinary Proceedings — Delegation of Functions) Regulations.
2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“emoluments” includes any increments, allowance or other benefits which an officer is or may be entitled to;
“Establishment Committee” means the Establishment Committee appointed by the Corporation to exercise the powers of the Corporation in relation to the termination of appointment, dismissal and disciplinary control of officers of the Corporation;
“officer” means an officer of the Corporation to whom these Regulations apply;
“supervisory officer” means a supervisory officer appointed under regulation 4.
3.  These Regulations shall apply to all Division II, III and IV officers of the Corporation irrespective of whether the officers are holding permanent, temporary, contract or daily-rated appointments.
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Supervisory officers
4.  The chief executive officer may in his discretion appoint any officers, except officers to whom these Regulations apply, of the Corporation to be supervisory officers.
Establishment Committee
5.—(1)  The powers of the Establishment Committee relating to the disciplinary control of the officers of the Corporation may, after 13th October 1978, be exercised by a supervisory officer in accordance with and subject to these Regulations.
(2)  The Establishment Committee may exercise any powers relating to the disciplinary control of the officers of the Corporation notwithstanding the delegation of such powers to a supervisory officer.
Complaint of offence
6.—(1)  When a complaint is lodged against an officer alleging that the officer has committed any of the offences referred to in the Schedule, a supervisory officer may institute disciplinary proceedings against the officer in accordance with these Regulations.
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(2)  The complaint shall be communicated in writing to the officer who may be required to submit a written explanation within 72 hours or such further time as the supervisory officer may allow.
(3)  Where the supervisory officer is of the opinion that the complaint requires further investigation he may conduct an investigation in such manner as he thinks fit. In any such investigation the supervisory officer shall give the officer under investigation a reasonable opportunity to answer the allegations made against him.
(4)  Where the supervisory officer is satisfied that the officer has committed an offence he may —
(a)impose a fine not exceeding one week’s total emoluments or the sum of $100, whichever is the lesser;
(b)order that any increment due to the officer should be stopped or deferred for a period not exceeding one year; or
(c)reprimand the officer.
Report of punishment
7.—(1)  The supervisory officer shall, in every case where he has imposed a penalty on or issued a reprimand to an officer under these Regulations, submit within 7 days of the imposition of the penalty or the issue of the reprimand a report to the chief executive officer who shall forward it to the Establishment Committee.
(2)  A report submitted by the supervisory officer shall contain a summary of the facts of the case and his decision.
(3)  Where the chief executive officer considers that the decision of the supervisory officer is not appropriate under the circumstances of the case the chief executive officer shall submit a recommendation to the Establishment Committee accordingly.
Powers of Establishment Committee to vary decision
8.—(1)  Where the Establishment Committee, after considering the recommendation of the chief executive officer and the report of a supervisory officer submitted under regulation 7, is of the opinion that there are sufficient grounds for interfering with the decision of the supervisory officer it may —
(a)alter the penalty imposed by the supervisory officer by enhancing or reducing the penalty;
(b)alter or reverse any finding of the supervisory officer and quash the decision given by him; or
(c)discharge the decision given by the supervisory officer and direct that fresh disciplinary proceedings shall be taken under the provisions of the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises (Disciplinary Proceedings) Regulations (Rg 1), with a view to the dismissal of the officer.
(2)  The Establishment Committee shall be precluded from interfering with the decision of the supervisory officer after one month of the making of the decision.
(3)  Where the Establishment Committee intends to impose a more severe penalty on an officer, the Establishment Committee shall give the officer concerned a reasonable opportunity of being heard.
9.  Nothing in these Regulations shall be construed as preventing the prosecution of an officer in accordance with any written law for the time being in force or to prevent any disciplinary action being taken against him under any other regulations which may be in force but an officer shall not be punished twice in respect of the same act or omission.