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It is notified for general information that the following Elected Members of
the Legislative Council have been elected to serve on the Executive Council with
effect from 9th March, 1956:-
The Honourable RUDOLPH ELLIOTT BAYNES.
The Honourable GEORGE HAMILTON CHARLES.
The Honourable CLIVE LEONARD TENNIS.
The Honourable HERMAN FRASER YOUNG.
10th March, 1956.
In pursuance of Clause 11 of the Royal Instructions bearing date the Tenth
day of August, 1951, as amended by the Additional Instructions of 28th December,
1955, His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to re-appoint The Honourable
EDWARD ALEXANDER CLAVIER HUGHES as the 'Nominated Member of the Executive
10th March, 1956.
In pursuance of Clauses 9 and 11 of the Instructions of 1951, as amended
by Additional Instructions bearing date the 28th day of December, 1955, His
Excellency the Governor has appointed ARTHUR VINCENT KING, Esq., Acting Assist-
ant Administrator and Establishment Officer, to be the Official Member of the
Executive Council with effect from the 10th day of March, 1956.
10th March, 1956.
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STATEMENT OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES AMONGST
It is notified for public information that the Governor by virtue of the power
and authority vested in him by Instructions under the Royal Sign Manual and
Signet has charged the following Members of the Executive Council with the
Ministerial responsibilities designated below:-
The Honourable RUDOLPH ELLIOTT BAYNES, ministry for Trade and Production.
The Honourable CLIVE LEONARD TANI'NIS, Ministry for Communications and
The Honourable GEORGE HAMILTON CHARLES, Ministry for Social Services.
2. The Governor has directe-i that the following Departments and Subjects
should be assigned to the three Mivnitries:-
Minister for Trade and
Minister for Communica-
tions and Works
Minister for Social Ser
Agriculture and Veterinary
Commerce and Industry
Fisheries and Forests
Research (other than So-
cial Science Research)
(Membership of Regional
Public u ility- Telephones,
Shipping and Harbour
Vital St -tistics
Lands & Survey
Fort and Marine
3. The Governor has charged the Official Members of the Executive Council
with responsibility for the following Departments and Subjects:-
10th March, 1956.
Defence, Security & Police
Establishment & Personnel
External Affairs, including
The Crown Attorney will
continue to exercise his
normal functions in regard
to legal matters and will
be responsible for the pre-
sentation in Executive
Council of such matters.
He will, as at present, act
in his discretion in regard
to prosecutions and C56trt
..... Finance and Fiscal Policy
Customs & Excise
SAINT VINCENT, SATURDAY. 10 MARCH, 1956.-(No. 15.) 65
The following Document is published with this issue of the Gazette:
S.R. & 0. No. 10.-The Public Service Commission Regulations, 1956.
A. L. SAMUEL,
Acting Government Secretary.
10th March, 1956.
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SSTATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,
i /1956, No. 10.
\." "tIBLrc SERVICE COMMISSION REGULATIONS.
(Gazetted 10th March, 1956.)
1. Short title. These Regulations may be cited as the Public Service
Commission Regulations, 1956.
2. (1) Interpretation. In these Regulations-
"the Ordinance" means the Public Service Commission Ordinance, 1956,
(No. 2 of 1956) ;
"Commission" means the Public Service Commission the establishment of
which is provided for under section 4 of the Ordinance;
"public office" means any office of emolument in the public service;
"public officer" means save as is otherwise provided in the Ordinance, the
holder of any public office and includes any person appointed to act in
any such office;
"public service" means the service of the Crown in respect of the Government
of the Colony.
(2) References to a member of the Commission shall, unless the context other-
wise requires, include references to the Chairman or acting Chairman.
3. (1) Membership of Commission, etc. The Governor shall by
writing under his hand appoint a Chairman and not more than three other
persons to be members of the Commission. At least one member of the Com-
mission shall be a person who is not a public officer or a retired public officer.
(2) Members of the Commission shall hold office during the Governor's
pleasure and subject thereto, the Chairman shall hold office for such period not
exceeding three years, and any other member shall hold office for such period
not exceeding two years as may be prescribed in the instrument by which he is
appointed: Provided that a person shall, if qualified, be eligible for re-appoint-
ment from time to time as a member of the Commission.
(3) In the event of the Chairman being unavoidably absent from a meeting
then the members present if of a sufficient number to form a quorum may elect
one of their number to act as Chairman but in the case of absence from the
Colony or other inability to act for a period of two weeks or more, the Governor
may appoint any person to act in the place of the Chairman or of .any other
member of the Commission in similar circumstances.
(4) At any meeting of the Commission the Chairman or acting Chairman
and any two members shall form a quorum for the transaction of business. The
Chairman or acting Chairman, as the case may be, shall have a deliberative as
well as a casting vote. All decisions of the Commission shall be by a majority of
the votes of the members present and voting: Provided that the Chairman or
acting Chairman, as the case may be, shall have a second or casting vote when-
ever the voting shall be equal.
(5) Any member of the Commission may, if he is not a public officer, at
any time, and if he is v,! p':yblic recer, with. the consent of the Governor, resign
his office by instrument in writing addressed to the Secretary of the Commission
who shall forthwith forward hce sa-c e- the Governor and from the date of the
receipt by the Secretary of the Commission of such instrument such member
shall cease to be a member of the Commission and: the vacancy caused by such
resignation or by the death of a member or by the removal of a member shall
be filled by the Governor by the appointment of another person for the remainder
of the term of office of the member whom he replaces.
(6) The Governor may appoint a Secretary to the Commission and such other
officers as may in his opinion, be necessary to constitute the staff of the Com-
mission at -.u'eh remuneration as the Legislative Council may by resolution ap-
prove: Provided that until such staff is appointed the duties of the Secretary to
the Commission and of officers of the staff of the Commission shall be performed
by such officers of the Government Office staff as the Governor may nominate
for the purpose..
(7) The appointment, removal or resignation of any member of the Com-
mission or of its Secretary shall be notified in the Gazette.
4. Minutes of meetings. Minutes of all meetings of the Commission
shall be recorded and kept by the Secretary. Copies of such minutes duly con-
firmed at a subsequent meeting shall as soon as practicable thereafter be for-
warded to the Governor.
5. Recommendations by the Commission. All recommendations
made by the Commission shall be submitted to the Governor.
6. Oath of office. The Chairman and members of the Commission shall
on thei- appointment as such take an oath or make an affirmation, each accord-
ing to his conscience, in the form in the Schedule to these Regulations. Such
oath'or affirmatifo shall be administered by or made before the Governor.
7. (1) Remuneration of members. out of such funds as may be
provided by the Legislative Council to cover the expenses of the Commission,
the Chairman or acting Chairman of the Commission, not being a public officer,
shall be paid the sum of forty dollars ier month, and every other member of the
Commission, not being a public officer, shall be paid the sum of fifteen dollars
per month, for the ordinary monthly meeting of the Commission. In addition
thereto, each member of the Commission not being the Chairman or acting
Chairman thereof, and not being a public officer, shall be paid the sum of ten
dollars for each meeting of the Commission which 'he attends during any month
other than the ordinary monthly meeting: Provided that no public officer shall
be paid any remuneration as a member of the Commission.
(2) Members of the Commission may be paid travelling and subsistence
allowances at such rates as may from time to time be prescribed by the Governor
for attendance at meetings of the Commission or for travelling for other purposes
connected with the functions of the Commission.
8. Consultation with other persons. The Commission in consider-
ing any matter or question referred to it for its advice may consult with such
Heads of Government Departments or other public officers or other persons as
the Commission may consider proper and desirable.
9. Offence of giving false information to the Commission.
Any person who, in connection with an application by any person for employment
or promotion in the public service or with any matter upon which it is the duty
of the Commission to advise the Governor or any Head of a Government Depart-
ment under these Regulations, wilfully gives to the.Commission or to any mem-
ber thereof or to any person or body of persons appointed to assist the
Commission in the exercise of its functions or the discharge of its duties any
information which is false by reason of the falsity of, or by reason of the omission
of, a material particular, shall be guilty of an offence and upon summary con-
viction be liable to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year or to a
fine not exceeding four hundred and eighty dollars or to both such imprisonment
OATH OF OFFICE.
I, having been appointed to act
as Chairman of the Public Service Commission do
member solemnly and
swear that I will freely and without fear or favour,
sincerely declare and affirm
affection or ill-will give my counsel and advice in connection with all such matters
as may be referred to .the Public Service Commission under the Public Service
Commission Regulations, 1956, and I will not directly or indirectly reveal any
such matters to any unauthorized persons or otherwise than in the course of
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Sworn before me this day of 19
Made by the Governor under section 7 of the Public Service Commission
Ordinance, 1956, (No. 2 of 1956) this 9th day of March, 1956.
A. F. GILES,
(A. 40/1949.) Administrator.
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