Show cause notice

Show cause notice is an informal document that is issued during the disciplinary process or in the process of litigation.

What is the meaning of show cause?

A show cause is the demand of a judge or a party against the person or another party to prove or justify why they should not punish him for an offence imposed on him.

Conditions for show cause notice

There should be any disciplinary process occurring.

A person should have alleged an offence for any wrongdoing.

Notice to show cause should be served.

Importance of show cause notice

Notice to show cause provides the person with the right to speak and be heard when any allegations are being imposed on him.