—(1) Where the employee fails to furnish an exculpatory statement within the time prescribed by regulation 4(3), he shall be informed in writing by the Staff Disciplinary Committee that if he fails to furnish an exculpatory statement within such further period, which shall not be less than 21 days from the date of the first communication of the charge to him, as the Staff Disciplinary Committee may allow, the Staff Disciplinary Committee may proceed to determine the matter in accordance with paragraph (2).
(2) The Staff Disciplinary Committee may dispense with the appointment of a disciplinary proceedings committee to inquire into the matter where the employee —
admits the charge or charges or any one of them; or
and proceed to determine the matter as the Staff Disciplinary Committee thinks fit after giving the employee a final opportunity of being heard.
(3) If, upon considering the facts of the case, the Staff Disciplinary Committee is of the opinion —
that the employee should be dismissed or reduced in rank, it shall dismiss or reduce the rank of the employee from such date as it thinks fit; or
that some punishment other than dismissal or reduction in rank should be imposed, it may impose a penalty which may include a stoppage or deferment of increment, fine or reprimand.