Disciplinary and Appeal Cases Branch deals with disciplinary cases received from various Ministries/Departments and State Governments for advice of the Commission as required under Article 320 (3)(c) of the Constitution of India which stipulates that the Union Public Service Commission shall be consulted on all disciplinary matters affecting a person serving under the Government of India or State Government in a Civil capacity, including memorial or petitions relating to such matters. Consultation with the Commission is also required under the relevant Pension Rules, where the President proposes to withhold or withdraw the pension of a retired Government servant. Accordingly, the disciplinary cases are referred by the Ministries/Departments and State Governments to the Commission for advice.