THE WEST INDIES GAZETTE
Vol. 3 FRIDAY, 29th APRIL, 1960 No. 12
PART II-STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
6 of 1960 The Public Service Commission
19 The Public Service Commission Regulations, 1960
THE WEST INDIES
\STATUTORY INSTRUMENT No. 6 of 1960.
TH PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION REGULATIONS, 1960.
Made by His Excellency the Governor-General under article
104 of the Constitution of The West Indies.
ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
1. Short title.
4. Acting chairman Quorum Decisions by majority -
Chairman to have deliberative and casting vote.
5. Oath of office.
7. Appointments to be notified in Gazette.
8. Duties of Commission.
9. Decisions circulation of papers.
10. Privacy of proceedings.
11. Commission may consult persons.
12. Delegation of Commission's powers to a member.
13. Commission subject to Governor-General's directions.
SCHEDULE: Oath of Office.
His Excellency the Governor-,General in exercise of the powers
conferred on him under article 104 of the Constitution of The West
Indies and of all other powers him thereunto enabling, hereby makes
the following regulations:-
Short Title. 1. These Regulations may be cited as the Public Service Com-
mission Regulations, 1960.
Commence- 2. These Regulations shall come into operation on the 1st day
ment. of May, 1960.
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3. In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires -Interpreta-
"Commission" means the Public Service Commission providedtion"
for in article 102 of the Constitution of The West Indies;
"member" means a member of the Commission and includes
4. (1) The Governor-,General may from time to time nominate aActing
member to act as Chairman of the Commission in the event of theChairman.
temporary absence or inability to act of the Chairman.
(2) At any meeting of the Commission the Chairman, or in the
event of his temporary absence or inability to act, such other member
as the Governor-General shall have nominated under paragraph (1) of
this regulation, or in the event of no such nomination such member as
the members present shall elect, shall act as Chairman.
(3) Three members shall constitute a quorum. Quorum.
(4) A decision by a majority of the members shall constitute theDecisions
decision of the Commission. by majo-
(5) The person acting as Chairman at any meeting of the Com-Chairman
mission shall have a deliberative vote and in the event of an equality tolhaea
of votes shall also have a casting vote. tive and
5. Every member shall on his appointment take an oath or make Oath of
an affirmation, each according to his conscience, in the form in the office.
Schedule to these Regulations before a judge of the Federal Supreme
Court or of the Supreme Court of a Territory.
6. The duties of the Secretary to the Commission and of other Staff.
officers of the staff of the Commission shall be performed by such
officers in the public service of the Federation as the Governor-General
may assign for the purpose.
7. The appointment, removal or resignation of any member or Appoint-
of the Secretary of the Commission shall be notified in the Gazette. ments to
8. The Commission shall only consider such matters as areDuties of
referred to it by, or with the approval of, the Governor-General. sion.
9. Questions may be decided by the Commission by the circula- Decisions-
tion of the relevant papers among the members: of papers.
Provided that if upon circulation of the papers relating to
any question a difference of opinion arises among the members, or if
any member so desires, the question shall be discussed at a meeting.
10. The proceedings of the Commission shall be held in private Privacy of
but it shall at the Governor-,General's direction furnish him with a fullproceed-
statement of any of the proceedings and of the reasons leading to its ngs.
conclusions or recommendations.
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Commis- 11. The Commission in considering any matter or question
sion may referred to it may consult such public officers, whether in the public
persons, service of the Federation or of a Territory, or other persons as the
Commission may consider proper and desirable.
Delegation 12. Whenever it shall appear expedient to the Commission it
of Com- may, subject to such conditions, exceptions and qualifications as it may
powers to specify, delegate to any member such of its powers or functions as in
a member, the circumstances it shall consider proper:
Provided that no such member shall have or exercise any
power of making recommendations, or giving advice on behalf of the
Commission unless expressly authorised in that behalf.
Commis- 13. Subject to any regulations made under article 104 of the
ectn tob- Constitution of The West Indies the Commission shall perform its
Governor- functions and exercise its powers in accordance with such directions
General's as the Governor-General may from time to time give.
Made this 26th day of April, 1960.
M. S. STAVELEY,
Secretary to the Governor-General.
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OATH OF OFFICE
I, having been appointed
(to act) as Chairman of the Public Service Commission for The West
Indies, do swear
solemnly and sincerely declare and affirm
that I will freely and without fear or favour, affection or ill will, give
my counsel and advice in connection with all such matters as may be
lawfully referred to the Commission, and that I will not directly or
indirectly reveal any such matters to any unauthorised person or other-
wise than in the course of duty.
Signature .. ......................... ....
Sworn before me this day of
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Judge of the (Federal) Supreme Court (of
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