11.6.2 Response to Charge
(1) The following procedures apply:—
(a) The person charged may submit a Defence. It shall be given to the Secretary of the Disciplinary Committee within 14 days from the date of the Notice of Charge.
(b) CDP may Respond to the Defence. It shall be given to the person charged and the Secretary within 14 days of receipt of the Defence.
(c) The person charged may Reply to the Response. It shall be given to the Secretary within 14 days of receipt of the Response.
(2) Time to comply with the deadlines may be extended by the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee or his nominee. A written request for extension shall be submitted within the deadline and shall set out the grounds. The decision of the Chairman or his nominee is final and binding.
(3) The Disciplinary Committee may hear a charge and exercise all its powers even if the person charged does not file a Defence or a Reply to the Response or is not present at the hearing or any adjourned hearing.