Know Your Rights: Taking Legal Action Against Misbehaviour by Government Employees in India
There are a number of legal actions that you can take against misbehaviour/rude behaviour by a government employee in India.
1. Complain to the employee's supervisor
The first step should be to complain to the employee's supervisor. The supervisor may be able to resolve the issue informally by speaking to the employee.
2. File a complaint with the Public Grievance Redressal Mechanism
Each government department in India has a Public Grievance Redressal Mechanism (PGRM) in place. You can file a complaint with the PGRM if you are not satisfied with the response from the employee's supervisor.
The PGRM will investigate your complaint and take appropriate action against the employee if necessary.
3. File a complaint with the Central Vigilance Commission
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is an independent body that is responsible for overseeing the work of the Central Government and its agencies. You can file a complaint with the CVC if you believe that a government employee has engaged in misconduct, including misbehaviour or rude behaviour.
The CVC will investigate your complaint and take appropriate action against the employee if necessary.
4. File a complaint with the Central Administrative Tribunal
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) is a quasi-judicial body that hears cases involving government employees. You can file a complaint with the CAT if you believe that you have been discriminated against or harassed by a government employee.
The CAT can award compensation and other relief to successful complainants.
5. File a writ petition in the High Court or Supreme Court
You can also file a writ petition in the High Court or Supreme Court if you believe that your fundamental rights have been violated by a government employee.
The High Court or Supreme Court can issue a writ of mandamus directing the government employee to perform their duties in a proper manner.
It is important to note that you should have evidence to support your complaint before taking any legal action. This evidence could include emails, letters, witness statements, or recordings of the employee's behaviour.