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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT GAZETTE


1] SAIN VIN T A, 1 ri .


VOL. 101] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15 OCTOBER, 1968. [No. 67.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.

No. 253.
APPOINTMENT-MARKETING BOARD

His Honour the Administrator acting
in accordance with the advice of the
Executive Council. and by virtue of
section 4 of subsections 1 and 3 and of
section 5 subsection 3 of the Marketing
Board Ordinance, 1959 (No. 4 of 1959)
has appointed the Honourable JAMES
A. FERDINAND to be a member of the
Marketing Board with effect from 10th
September 1968, for the remainder of
the life of the present Board and in
succession to the Honourable LEVI C.
LATHAM who has' resigned.
15th October, 1968

No. 254.
VACANCY NOTICES.


POST OF FEMALE PRISON OFFICER.

Applications are invited from suitably
qualified persons for the post of Female
Prison Officer.
2. The post is pensionable with
salary in the scale $1,320 x $60-$1,380/
$1,464 x $84-$1,968 x $96-$2,064.
Good conduct all payable if
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3. Applicants should be between the
ages of 21 and 35 years, and should have
at least gained the Primary School
Leaving Certificate. Practical experi-
ence and knowledge of sewing and mid-
wifery would be valuable assets. Ap-
plicants must be recommended by at
least two prominent and respectable
citizens.
4. Further particulars can be ob-
tained from the Superintendent of
Prisons.
5. Applications, in the Applicant's
own hand writing should be addressed
to the "Superintendent of Prisons,
Kingstown", to reach not later than
23rd October, 19G8.
15th October, 1968.
(2 ins.)

No. 255.
VACANT POST OF SUPERINTENDENT OF
PRISON, ANTIGUA.

Applications are invited from suitably
qualified persons for appointment to the
post of Superintendent of Prison.
2. The salary of the post is $6,000
per annum. Fixed.
3. The appointment may be either
on a pensionable basis or on agreement
terms and is subject to medical fitness.
4. Candidates should possess:- ex-
perience in Prison Administration. It





390 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15 OCTOBER, 1968.-(No. 67.)


would be an advantage if the person has
been trained in Prison Administration
or other training related to Prison work.

5. Application forms and full par-
ticulars of the post may be obtained
from the Estalblishment Officer, Estab-
lishmen t Office, Kiingstown, St. Vincent.
To whom applications should be for-
warded not later than O3th Norembcr,
1968.

15th October, 1968.
(1 ins.)


No. 256.

VA CN F POST (IF SENIOR ACRI(CULTI'R.AL
( FFICER/AGRICULTURAL OFFICER,
(ANIMAL I1 HUSBANDRY MINISTRY OF
AGRICULTURE, LABOUR AND NATIONAL
INSURANCE.



Applications are invited from suitably
qualified persons for appointment to the
above post.

2. The appointment may be perma-
nent and pensionable or on contract for
three years, and is subject to medical
fitness.

Salary:
(a) Senior Agricultural Officer will
be in the scale $7,320 x 300-
7,920 x 360-9,000 per annum;
(b) Agricultural Officer will be in the
scale $4,860 x 240-7,020 per an-
num :

Qualifications
The minimum qualification re-
quired for the post is a Diploma of
the Imperial College of Tropical Agri-
culture, a degree in Agriculture or its
equivalent from a recognized Univer-
sity. Post graduate training and ex-
perience will be an advantage.

3. Application forms (S.C. 21) and
full details of the post may be obtained
from the Establishment Division, St.
Vincent.

4. Application forms should reach
the Chief Personnel Officer, Service Com-
missions Department, "Flodden", Cul-
loden Road, St. Michael, Barbados, not
later than 2nd November, 1968.

Service Commissions Department,
15th October. 1968.
(l ins.)


No. 257.
VACANT POSTS IN THE MIINISTRY OF
COMMUNICATIONS AND WORKS

(1) Deputy Director (Planning)
(2) Deputy Director (Construction)
Salary: $10,080 per annum (Fixed).

Applicants for the post of Deputy
Director (Planning) should have had
at least five years' practical experience
after obtaining one of the following
qualifications:
(1) Associate membership of the
Royal Institute of British Archi-
tects or its equivalent;
(2) A degree in Engineering from a
recognisn d University;
(3) Corporate membership of the In-
stitute of Civil or Structural En-
gineers.
Applicants for the post of Deputy Di-
rector (Construction) should hold:
(1) A degree in Engineering from a
recognis.d lUniversity, or-
(2) Corporate membership of the In-
stitute of Civil or Structural En-
gineers, plus
(3) At least five (5) years practical
experience.
The appointment may be either on a
1pirIn;;ia;':t and pensionable basis or on
agreement for three years.
Applications forms (S.C.21) and full
details of the post may be obtained from
the Establishment Division, St. Vincent.
Application forms should reach the
Chief Personnel Officer, Service Com-
missions Department, "Flodden'...... Cul-
loden Road, St. Michael, not later than
2nd November, 1968.
Service Commissions Department,
15th October, 1968.
(1 ins.)

No. 258.
LEGISLATION.

The following Documents are published
with this issue of the Gazette:-

S.R. & O. No. 53.-The Public Ser-
vice Commission Regulations, 1968.

S.R. & 0. No. 54.-The Public Ser-
vice (Delegation of Functions) Or-
der, 1968.

By Command,

J. V. ALVES,
Permanent Secretary.
Chief Minister's Office.
CHIEF MINISTER'S OFFICE,
ST. VINCENT.
15th October, 1968.





SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

POST OFFICE NOTICES.

It is notified for general information
that as from Saturday 12th October,
1968 the General Post Office in Kings-
town shall be opened for business be-
tween the hours of 8.30 a.m. and 11.30
a.m. on SATURDAYS instead of 8.30
a.m .to 12.00 noon as previously pub-
lished.
E. R. HANNAWAY,
Acting Postmaster.
General Post Office,
Kingstown,
St. Vincent, W.I.
15th October, 1968.
(l ils.)

It is hereby notified for general
information that a Special Issue of St.
Vincent Postage Stamps, commemorat-
ing International Human Rights Year,
in denominations of three cents (30)
and thirty-five cents (35) will be re-
leased for sale at the General Post Office,
Kingstown and District Post Offices
throughout the territory on 1st Novem-
ber, 1968.
In order to facilitate Philatelists, a
First Day Cover Service will be in
operation at the General Post Office on
the date of Release.
The Issue will remain on sale for a
period of three (3) months or until
stocks are exhausted, whichever is the
sooner.
E. R. HANNAWAY,
Acting Postmaster.
General Post Office,
Kingstown,
St. Vincent,
15th October, 1968.
(2 ins.)


SAINT VINCENT.

TREASURY NOTICE.

BY THE AUTHORITY OF
TIE LAND AND HOUSE TAX
ORDINANCE.

It is notified for general information
that Land and House Tax payable in
respect of the current year will be re-
ceived at the Tax Office, Kingstown, and
at the District Revenue Offices at


Georgetown, Barrouallie, Bequia and
Union Island during the period 1st No-
vember to 31st December, 1968, and at
Sandy Bay, Colonarie, Biabou, Mesopo-
tamia, Layou and Chateaubelair on the
dates listed hereunder:-
Sandy Bay
--Friday 22nd November and 13th
December.
Colonarie
-Every Thursday during the months
November to December, except
Thursday 26th December.
M[esopotamia
-On Friday 8th, 15th, 22nd Novem-
ber and 6th, 13th, 20th December.
Biabou
-On Tuesday 3rd, 10th, 17th Decem-
ber.
Layou
-Every Monday during the months
November to December, except
Monday 30th December.
Chateaubelair
-Eve;-y Friday during the months
November to December.
It is further notified that the Land
and House Tax Bailiffs will be in atten-
dance at most of the Out-districts on the
above dates and defaulters for previous
years are asked to take steps to have
their arrears settled promptly, as War-
rants have already beeni issued to the
Bailiffs for the several Districts to take
Proceedings by way of Distress against
the properties of all defaulters.
A. J. DaSILVA,
Accountant General.
Treasury Chambers,
Kingstown,
Saint Vincent.
2nd October, 1968.
(3 ins.)


DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

SALE OF THUYA (ORNAMENTAL
EVERGREEN) PLANTS-FORESTRY
DIVISION.

It is notified for general information
that 630 of the above mentioned plants
are available for sale from the Forestry
Nursery at the Botanic Gardens at a
price of $1.00 per plant.
Payment must be made at Head Office,
Agricultural Department before plants
can be supplied.
H. S. McCONNIE,
Chief Agricultural Officer.
15th October, 1968.
(2 ins.)


_____


OCTOBER, 1968.--(No. 67.)





392 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15 OCTOBER, 1968.-(No. 67.)


(CCB 7.)
COIN CONTINUATION BOARD

BRITISH CARIBBEAN CURRENCY BOARD COIN IN CIRCULATION
AS AT 31ST AUGUST, 1968

(Pursuant to the British Caribbean Currency Agreement 1964, Article 10 (3))


ANTIGUA
BARBADOS
DOMINICA
GRENADA
MONTSERRAT
ST. KITTS/NEVIS/ANGUILLA
ST. LUCIA
ST. VINCENT


GUYANA
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO


"Proof Sets"


476,817
942,471 1,419,288

3,922,566
1,870

3,924,436


N. L. SMITH,
for Executive Commissioner
Coin Continuation Board.


27th September, 1963.


NOTICE

THE LIQUOR LICENCE
ORDINANCE

No. 11 OF 1948

Persons intending to apply for Certi-
cates of Fitness to sell intoxicating
Liquor in respect of the year 1969 un-
der the above named Ordinance are
hereby reminded that:-
1. There will be the Annual Licens-
ing Sessions for the Parishes of
Saints Andrew & George, Char-
lotte, Saint David, Saint Patrick
and the Grenadines in the month
of December, 1968, for the pur-
pose of considering the grant of
new certificates and renewals in
respect of the year 1969.
2. Application forms are available at
the Magistrates' Office, Kingstown
and at the various Police Stations.
3. Applications for new Certificates
should reach the Magistrates'


Office, Kingstown, not later than
the 31st day of October, 1968.
4. Applications for renewals should
reach the Magistrates' Office in
time for consideration by the
Licensing Boards at the Annual
Licensing Sessions in December,
1968; Applications for renewals
are subject to a late fee if they are
not received in time.
5. The time and date and place of
the several Sessions will be pub-
lished in a subsequent notice in
the Government Gazette.
6. Notice of intention to oppose
grant of certificate must be served
upon the Magistrate and upon the
licensed dealer not less than seven
days before the day fixed for the
holding of the Licensing Session
or hearing of the application.
7. Applicants are reminded that
there are nine classes of liquor
licences issued under the Ordin-
ance i.c.--
Class 1-Wholesale Licence


331,275
1,209,753
162,375
258,075
37,050
171,725
185,450
147,575


2,503,278





SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15


Class 2-Retail Town Licence
for Kingstown, Georgetown,
Chateaubelair, Calliaqua, Bar-
rouallie, Layou.
Class 3-Retail Country Li-
cence
Class 4-Retail Grenadines Li-
cence
Class 5-Hotel Licence
Class 6-Refreshment House Li-
cence
Class 7-Occasional Licence
Class 8-Bottle Licence
Class 9-Proprietary Club Li-
cence


8. Applicants are reminded that a
Class 6 Licence i.e. a Refreshment
House Licence shall not be granted
to any person who is not the hold-
er of a Bottle Licence under
Class 8.

Dated this 26th September, 1968.

C. E. A. RAWLE

L. A. D. WILLIAMS

S. A. BROWNE
Chairmen,
Liquor Licensing Boards.
(4 ins.)


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
r Price 30 cents. I


OCTOBER, 1968.--(No. 67.)






SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1968, No. 53.


THE PUBLIC US0m^O MtVHB N REGULATIONS, 1968

izetted 1 Oct 1968.)


In exercise of t powerconferre u n the Admin-
istrator by Section 54 the St. Vincen ( stitution) Order
in Council, 1959, the folloitrg'T Re g~ io re, after consult-
ation with the Public Servie-omm om hereby made:-

PART I

PRELIMINARY

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Public Service
Commission Regulations, 1968.

2. In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise Interpretation.
requires-
"acting appointment" means the temporary appoint-
ment of an officer whether on promotion or otherwise
to a higher office whether or not that office is vacant;
"appointment" means the conferment of an office of
emolument in the public service upon a person:
authorizedd officer" means a member of the Commission
or an authority or a public officer to whom the func-
tions of the Administrator have been delegated pur-
suant to section 53 of the Order.
"Chairman" means the chairman of the Commission
and includes any temporary chairman and any mem-
ber presiding at meetings of the Commission;
"Commission" means the Public Service Commission
constituted under section 51 of the Order.
"Member" means any person appointed to the Commis-
sion, under the provisions of section 51 of the Order,
and includes any temporary member;


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"office of emolument" in relation to the definition of
public officer means any pensionable or non-pension-
able post which is shown under a Personal Emolu-
ments sub-head in the Estimates;
"officer" means public officer other than-
(a) a member of the Commission or the Judicial
and Legal Service Commission;
(b) the Attorney General;
(c) the principal audit officer of St. Vincent;
(d) an officer whose appointment is regulated by
the Judicial and Legal Service Commission;
(e) police officers below the rank of Assistant
Superintendent;
"Order" means the St. Vincent (Constitution) Order
in Council, 1959;
"l'Peniins la;'w" means the Pensions Ordinance, 1948 as
amended by subsequent legislation enacted and any
Regulations made thereunder, or the Pensions Ordin-
ance Cap. 136 as amended;
"regulation" means one of these Regulations;
"salary" means basic salary;
"Secretary" means Secretary to the Commission.

PART II

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Oath of office. 3. (1) The Chairman and other members of the Com-
mission shall, as soon as possible after appointment, take the
First Schedule. oath or make the affirmation set out in Form I of the First
Schedule.
(2) Every person appointed a member of the staff
of the Commission shall, as soon as possible after appointment,
take the oath or make the affirmation set out in Form II of
the First Schedule.

Meetings. 4. (1) The Commission shall meet as often as may be
necessary for the purpose of performing its functions and
such meetings shall be held on such days and at such time
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(2) Where a member fails to attend at least three
consecutive meetings without reasonable excuse, the Chair-
man shall make a report to the Administrator.

5. (1) In the absence of the Chairman from any meet-
ing the members present may elect one of their number to
preside at that meeting.
(2) At any meeting of the Commission three mem-
bers shall constitute a quorum.
(3) All questions for discussion at a meeting of the
Commission shall be decided by a majority of the votes of
the members present and voting.
(4) The Chairman or other member presiding at a
meeting shall have an original vote, and in the event of an
equality of votes, he shall have a second or casting vote.

6. (1) Notwithstanding regulation 5 but subject to
paragraph (2) of this regulation, questions may also be de-
cided by the Commission without a meeting by circulation
of the relevant papers among the members and the expres-
sion of their views in writing and in such case the decision
shall be the view of the majority of members expressing a
view.
(2) If any member require that a matter or question
being dealt with by circulation of the relevant papers shall
be reserved for consideration at the next following meeting
of the Commission, no decision shall be made on that matter
or question except at a meeting of the Commission.

7. (1) The Secretary shall ensure that minutes of all
meetings of the Commission and all decisions taken under
regulation 6 are recorded and that copies of such minutes
and decisions are presented for confirmation by the Com-
mission as soon as practicable and thereafter forwarded to
the Administrator.
(2) Any member of the Commission who dissents
from a decision may require that his dissent and reasons for
dissenting be recorded in the minutes.


8. The Commission in considering any matter or ques-
tion may consult with any such public officer or other person
as the Commission may consider proper and desirable and
may require any public officer to attend for the purpose of
assisting the Commission in its deliberations and producing
any official documents relating to such matter or question.


Procedure,
quorum and
voting.


Decisions
otherwise than
at meetings.


Record of
meetings and
decisions.




Member of
Commission may
require his
dissent be
removed.

Consultation
with other
persons.





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Failure to 9. Any public officer who without reasonable cause or
comply with excuse fails to appear before the Commission when required
Commissit to do so, or who fails to comply with any request made by
the Commission or with any requirement of these Regula-
tions shall be guilty of misconduct.
Penalty for
supplying false 10. Any person who in connection with any applica-
information t tion by any person for employment or promotion in the pub-
ommis li service, or with any matter upon which it is the duty of
the Commission to advise the Administrator to make any
decision, wilfully gives to the Commission or to any member
thereof, or to any person or body of persons appointed by
any regulation or by any competent authority to assist the
Commission in the discharge of its duties, any information
which he knows to be false or does not believe to be true, or
which he knows to be false by the omission of any material
particular, shall be guilty of misconduct.

PART III

APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, AND TRANSFERS

Recommend- 11. (1) The Commission shall make recommendations to
,tion to the the Administrator with respect to-
Administrator.
(a) appointments, promotions and transfers of
suitable officers;
(b) appointments or promotions of officers where
the Commission is of the opinion that a candi-
date should be given direct entry into a sal-
ary scale (whether on first appointment to the
public service or on promotion where such
promotion is not promotion in the ordinary
course) at an incremental point higher than
the minimum of the salary scale attached to
the office to which he is being appointed or
promoted;
(c) the confirmation of individual officers in their
appointments and the passing of promotional
or efficiency bars.
(2) The Commission shall not (unless so requested
by the Administrator) make any such recommendation in
relation to a function which has been delegated to an author-
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12. In order to perform its functions under regulation Supervision of
11, the Commission shall supervise the selection of persons training.
for admission to the public service, for the grant of study
leave and for the award of scholarships for special training
for the public service.

13. When it is known that a vacancy will occur, the Reporting of
Permanent Secretary or Establishment Officer shall report vacancies.
the vacancy to the Secretary and shall make his recommend-
ations regarding the filling of the vacancy.

14. (1) The Secretary shall, when so directed by the Advertisement
Commission, by circular or by publication in the Gazette, of vacancies.
give notice of vacancies and any officer may make applica-
tion for appointment to any such vacancy. Such application
shall be forwarded to the Secretary through the Head of De-
partment and Permanent Secretary under whose authority the
applicant is serving.
(2) Where the Commission considers either that
there is no suitable candidate already in the public service
available for the filling of any vacancy or that having regard
to qualifications, experience and merit it would be advantage-
ous and in the best interest of the public service that the
service of a person not already in the service be secured, the
Commission shall take such steps (including advertisement of
the existence of such vacancy) as it may think necessary for
the filling of such vacancy.

15. (1) In considering the eligibility of officers for pro- Principles of
motion, the Commission shall take into account the seniority, selection for
experience, educational qualifications, merit and ability, to- promotion.
gether with relative efficiency of such officers and, in the
event of an equality of efficiency of two or more officers, shall
give consideration to the relative seniority of the officers
available for promotion to the vacancy.
(2) The Commission in considering the eligibility of
officers under paragraph (1) of this regulation for an appoint-
ment on promotion shall attach greater weight to-
(a) seniority, where promotion is to an office that
involves work of a routine nature; or
(b) merit and ability, where promotion is to an
office that involves work of progressively
greater and higher responsibility and initia-
tive than is required for an office specified in
sub-paragraph (a).







(3) In the performance of its functions under para-
graphs (1) and (2) oi this regulation the commissionn shall
lake into account as respects each officer-
(a) his general fitness;
(b) the position of his name on the seniority list;
() any special qualifications;
,d) any special course cf training that he may
have aundelrgone (whether at the expense of
the (Covern1miiint or otherwise);
(e) the evaluation of his overall performance as
reflected in annual confidential reports by any
Permanent Secretary, Head of Department or
olier ;senior officer under whom the officer
worked during his service;
(f) any letters of commendation or special reports
in respect of any special work done by the
officer;
(g) the duties of which he has had knowledge;
(h) the duties of the office for which he is a
candidate:
(i) any specific recommendation of the Perman-
ent Secretary or Head of Department for fill-
ing the particular post;
(j) any previous employment of his in the public
service or otherwise;
(k) any special reports for which the Commis-
sion may call;
(1) his devotion to duty.
(4) In addition to the requirements prescribed in
paragraphs (1), (2; and (3) of this regulation the Commis-
sion shall consider any specifications that may be required
from time to time for appointment to the particular post.
Seniority lists. 16i (1) The Secretary shall keep up to date seniority
lists of all officers holding offices in the several grades of the
public service.
(2) The seniority of an officer shall be determined
by the date of his appointment to tile particular grade within
the range in which he is serving. The seniority of officers
promoted to the same grade on the :ame date shall be deter-
mined by their seniority in their former grade.
Commencing 17. The Commission may recommend payment to an
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than the minimum in the scale attaching to the office to which
he is appointed or promoted.

18. (1) A Permanent Secretary or the Establishment Offi-
cer shall ensure that any recommendations made in relation
to an acting appointment as a prelude to a sub.,tantive ap-
pointment shall be ba~ed on the principles prescribed in regu-
lation 15 of these regulations.
(2) Where, in the exigencies of the public service, it
has not been practicable to apply the principles prescribed in
regulation 15 of these regulation" an officer selected for an
acting appointment in consequence of a recommendation
made under paragraph (1) of this regulation shall not there-
by have any special claim to the substantive appointment.
(3) In considering the claims of eligible candidates
for a substantive appointment, the Commission shall take
into account the claims oi' all eligible officers.

19. (1) Where an acting: appointment falls to be made
otherwise than as a prelude to a substantive appointment, the
officer appointed shall-
(a) as a gene al rule be the senior officer in the
Ministry or Department eligible for such act-
ing appo;nlltmen! ;;
(b) assume and discharge the duties and respon-
sibilities of the office to which he is appointed
to act.
(2) In submitting any recommendations for an act-
ing appointment, the C'ommi x:ion shall examine whether the
exigencies of the se:vie would best be served by transfer-
ring an officer from another Ministry or Department next in
line of seniority to act whln thern' is an officer in the Ministry
or Department who i;s e;i able of performing the duties of the
higher grade, and in such examination the question of addi-
tional Government expenditure for travelling and subsistence
allowance and other expenditure shall be borne in mind.

20. (1) The Commission s.a'i he responsible for the
form and manner ;in which applications are to be made for
the appointment to public offices within its purview and for
tl", conduct of any examinations for recruitment to such
office., ;andc shall determine whether any candidate has the
necessary qualifications for appointment to such offices.
(2) The ConmmIssiio may interview candidates for
appointment and chail consider in respect of each candi-
date-


Principles of
selection for
an acting
appointment
as a prelude
to appointment.











Principles of
selection for
an acting
appoi, Iment
not as a
prelude to
appointment.


Procedure for
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Selection
Boards.


Selection for
scholarships
and courses.



Confidential
reports to
assist Commis-
sion.


Probationary
service.


(a) his educational qualifications;
(b) his general fitness;
(') any previous employment of his in the public
service or otherwise; and
(d) any reports for which the Commission may
call from persons such as the principal, head-
master or headmistress of a candidate's uni-
versity, college or school or any referees
named by the candidate.

21. (1) The Commission may from time to time appoint
one or more than one Board to assist in the selection of candi-
dates for appointment, to the public service or for the award
of scholarships in discharge of its functions under regula-
tion 12 of these regulations and the composition of any such
Board and the form in which its reports are to be submitted
shall be in the discretion of the Commission.
(2) On consideration of any report of a Selection
Board, the Commission may,.in its discretion, summon for
interview any of the candidates recommended by such Board.

22. The procedure for making appointments shall be
followed where it is desired to select an officer for a scholar-
ship ur a special course of training which is designed to fit
him for a higher post or which may enhance his qualifica-
tions for promotion.

23. In order to assist the Commission in performing its
functions, Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Departments
shall, in each year on or before ilth last day of February.
furnish to Ilie Establishment Officer confidential reports in res-
pect of officers serving: in their Ministries or Departments.
Such reports shall remote to the twelve monh111 s endedd on ihe
preceding 31st day of December.

PART IV

PROBATIONARY APPOINTMENTS

24. (1) On first appointment to the public service, or
on promotion in the service from a non-pensionable to a pen-
sionable post, an officer will be ihequired to serve a probation-
ary period of two years unless a shorter term is specified.
(2) At the end of the first twelve months during the
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Departments shall submit to the Establishment Officer a re-
port on every officer so promoted or appointed on probation
in their Ministries or Departments. One month before the
end of the probationary period, Permanent Secretaries and
Heads of Departments shall submit a further report and
a recommendation-
(a) that the officer be confirmed in the appoint-
ment; or
(b) that the probationary period be extended; or
(c) that the officer's service be terminated; or
(d) that the officer revert to his former post.
(3) Before any recommendation is made for the
extension of the period of probation of an officer or for the
termination of his appointment, the Permanent Secretary or
Head of Department shall inform the officer of his recom-
mendation and of the specific reasons therefore and he shall
invite the officer to submit any representations he may wish
to make.
(4) If, after consideration of the final report of the
Permanent Secretary or Head of Department, the Commis- Commission to
confirm
sion is satisfied that the service of an officer on probation has appointment.
been satisfactory, the Commission shall recommend that he
be confirmed in his appointment with effect from the date
of appointment.
(5) If the Commission is not satisfied that the ser-
vice of an officer on probation has been satisfactory, the
Commission may recommend the extension of the period of
probation for a further period.
(6) Subject to the provisions of these regulations
the appointment on probation of an officer may, at any time
during the period of probation and without any reason being
given, be terminated by the Administrator acting on the
recommendation of the Commission.

25. Where the period of probation of an officer has
been extended and he is subsequently confirmed in his ap- date where
pointment, the Commission may recommend that the officer's period of
increment be paid- probation is
(a) with effect from the date following that on extended.
which the extended period of probation ex-
pired without change in the incremental
date; or
(b) with effect from the date following that on
which the extended period of probation ex-
pired which would then become his incremen-
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PART V

DETERMINATION OF APPOINTMENTS
Abandonment. 26. An officer who is absent from duty without leave
for a continuous period of one month, unless declared other-
wise by the Administrator, shall be deemed to have resigned
his office and thereupon the office becomes vacant and the
officer ceases to be an officer.
Reasons for 27. The services of an officer may be terminated only
termination of
appointment. for the reasons stated hereafter-
(a) where the officer holds a permanent appoint-
ment:-
(i) on dismissal or removal in consequence
of disciplinary proceedings;
(ii) on compulsory retirement;
(iii) on voluntary retirement;
(iv) on retirement for medical reasons;
(v) on being retired in the public interest;
(vi) on resignation without benefits payable
under any enactment providing for the
grant of pensions, gratuities or compen-
sation;
(vii) on abolition of office.
(b) Where the officer holds a temporary appoint-
ment:-
(i) on the expiry or other termination of
an appointment for a specified period;
(ii) where the office itself is of a temporary
nature and is no longer necessary;
(iii) on the termination of appointment in
the case of an officer on probation;
(iv) on the termination of appointment in
the case of an officer holding a non-pen-
sionable office with no service in a. pen-
sionable office;
(v) on the termination of appointment in the
public interest;
(vi) on dismissal or removal in consequence
of disciplinary proceedings;
(vii) ill-health.







(c) Where the officer is on contract his services shall
be terminated in accordance with the terms of the contract.

28. An officer whether holding a pensionable or non-pen- Retirement.
sionable post will be required to retire on attaining the age of
55 years.
Provided that:-
(a) an officer to whom the provisions of the Pen-
sions Ordinance Cap. 136 apply shall be required
to retire on attaining the age of 60 years;
and (b) in exceptional circumstances and in the pub-
lic interest, a public officer may be permitted
by the Commission to remain in the public
service after he has attained the age of com-
pulsory retirement.

29. (1) Where it appears to a Permanent Secretary that Premature
an officer in his Ministry, who has attained the minimum retirement.
age specified in the relevant Pension Law for voluntary re-
tirement, ought to be called upon to retire from the public
service, the Permanent Secretary shall advise the officer
accordingly and report the matter together with his reasons
therefore for consideration by the Commission and the Com-
mission shall recommend to the Administrator whether or
not such officer should be called upon to retire.
(2) Any such officer shall be afforded an opportun-
ity of submitting to the Commission any representations he
may wish to make regarding his proposed retirement.
(3) Any officer may at any time after he has attained
the minimum age specified in the Pensions Law for voluntary
retirement, apply to the Administrator for permission to retire
and shall in his application state the grounds on which it is
based.
(4) The Commission shall recommend to the Admin-
istrator whether or not an application under paragraph (3)
of this regulation ought to be granted.

Termination of
30. (1) Where a post (being one of a number of like appointment
posts) has been abolished but one or more than one of such on abolition
posts remains, the Permanent Secretary or Head of Depart- f officer for
ent shall-facilitating
ment shall- improvement
(a) if the post is one in respect of which the in the organi-
sation of a
power to appoint has been delegated to such Ministry or
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Permanent Secretary or Head of Department,
determine which substantive holder of such
post shall have his appointment terminated;
and
(b) in any other case submit to the Establishment
Officer for consideration by the Commission,
a report thereon containing his recommend-
ations, with reasons therefore, as to which sub-
stantive holder of such post ought to have his
appointment terminated; and the Commission
shall make such recommendations thereon to
the Administrator as it may think proper
(including if it thinks fit a recommendation
that the officer concerned be transferred to
another post not lower in status than that
which has been abolished).
(2) Paragraph (1) of this regulation shall apply in
relation to the termination of appointments for the purpose
of facilitating improvement in the organisation of a Ministry
or Department in order to effect greater efficiency or economy.
(3) Where a Permanent Secretary or Head of De-
partment makes any recommendation under this regulation,
the Permanent Secretary or Head of Department shall, at
the same time, notify the officer concerned in writing of his
recommendations, and such officer may, within seven days of
the receipt of the notification, make representations thereon.
Any such representations as may be made shall be forwarded
in their original form to the Commission by the Permanent
Secretary together with such comments as the Permanent
Secretary thinks fit.

Retirement in 31. (1) Where it is represented to the Commission or
the public the Commission consider. it desirable in the public interest
interest. that an officer ought to be required to retire from the public
service on grounds which cannot suitably be dealt with under
any of these regulations, it shall call for a full report on the
officer from the Head of every Ministry or Department in
which the officer has served during the last preceding ten
years.
(2) If, after considering such reports and giving the
officer an opportunity of submitting a reply to the ground
on which his retirement is contemplated, and having regar;
to the conditions of the public service and the usefulness of
the officer thereto, and all the oilier circumstances of the ca e,
the Commission is satisfied that it is desirable in the public
interest to do so, it shall recommend to the Administrator
that the officer be required to retire.







32. Where the appointment of an officer is terminated Pension.
under regulations 29, 30 and 31, his service shall terminate
on such date as the Commission may recommend and the
question of his pension shall be dealt with in accordance
with the provisions of the Penions Law.

PART VI


DISCIPLINE


33. (1) The Commission shall deal with disciplinary
proceedings against officers in the light of reports from Per-
manent Secretaries and Heads of Departments or otherwise.
(2) Subject to paragraph (3) of this regulation,
where Ile Cominiision is of the opinion that disciplinary
proceedings should be instituted against an officer, the Com-
mission may recommend to the Administrator that such pro-
ceedings; be instituted.
(3) Where an offence against any law appears to
have been committed by an officer, the Commission, before
making a recommendation under palrgraph (2) of this regu-
lation shall obtain the advice of the Attorney General as to
whether criminal proceedings ought to be instituted against
the officer concerned, and if the Attorney General advises that
criminal proceedings ought to be so instituted, the Commission
shall not recommend the initiation of disciplinary proceedings
before the determination of the eihminal proceedings so in-
stituted and the time allowed for an appeal from such deter-
mination has expired.

34. (1) Any misconduct by an officer shall be dealt
with under this Part of these regulations as soon as possible
after the time of its occurrence.
(2) Any case not covered by the-e regulations shall
be reported to the Establishment Officer and the Commission
may issue instructions as to how the ease is to be dealt with:
and the case shall be dealt with accordingly.

35. Where upon a preliminary investigation or a disci-
plinary enquiry an offence against any law appears to have
Lb'cn committed by an officer, the Commission shall, unless
action by the police has been or is about to be taken, consult
the Attorney General as to whether criminal proceedings
should be instituted.


Functions of
the Conmmission
with regard to
discipline.


















Regulations to
govern
disciplinary
proceedings.





Grounds for
criminal
proceedings.


A-GENERAL





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No disciplinary 3(6. (1) Where criminal proceedings have been institu-
proceedings ted ii any- C turt against an officer, proceedings for his dis-
while criminal
proceedings missal upon ii.y grounds arising out of the criminal charge
pending, shall not b, ilaken until after the Court has given judgment
and the tiime allowed for an appeal from the judgment has
expired; and where an officer after conviction has appealed,
proceeedintl s fr his ldismissal shall not he taken until after
the withdraw. I or deterniination of the appeal.
r'2) Nothing in this regulation shall prevent the offi-
cor being' interldicted frontt duty pursuant to regulation 37.

Interdiction. :!7. (1 W\hre there have been or are about to be in-
slituted against an officer-
Sa) disciplinary proceedingsi; or
b, crit nal proceedings,
ani where, the Conuis,ion is of theo opinion that the public
inte'r-t rPi 'e' that |it officer should forthwith cease to per-
fn lh fuctin ions of hi.- office, 1lih Commission may recom-
mwnd hiis interdiction f;'oni such performance.
(2i An officer so interdicted shall, subject to the
provisions of regulation 41, be permitted to receive such
proportion if ihe salaiir of his office, not being less than one
i;ti'. is thi (iCommilssion may recoinnend to the Administrator.
(:i) If disciplinary proceedings against any such offi-
cer result in his exculpaltion, he shall be entitled to the full
aminunt o! il s;ilary which lie \would have received if he had
nmi been in7ertlictel but if the proct'edlngs result in any pun-
ishmient other than di' missal the officer shall be allowed such
salary as The Commini ion mnay in th. circumstances recom-
mend.
(4 An office who is under interdiction from duty
tmay not leave the territory without thi perini sion of the
Admini-trator acting on the recommendation of the Com-
mn.ssioun.

Copies of 38. An officer in 'respect of whom a disciplinary enquiry
evidence of i. 1,, h,, hild shia;ll d i (.ntitlrd witlihout charge to him to receive
enquiries. <':iies f or to be allowed acce-s to any documentary evi-
hdcn, relied on for the purpose of hie oniquiry. Ile shall also
be given upon( reqrte-t i copv of the evidence (including
colpie.s of docuiment t, endeared in evidence) after the enquiry
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39. An officer acquitted in any Court of a criminal
charge shall not be dismissed or otherwise punished in res-
pect of any charge of which le ha, been acquitted, but
nothing in this regulation shall prevent his being dismissed
or otherwise punished in respect of any other charge arising
out of his conduct in the matter, unless such other charge is
substantially the same as that in respect of which he has
been acquitted.

40. If an officer is convicted in any Court of a criminal
charge, the Commission may consider the relevant proceed-
ings of that Court, and l f the Commission is of the opinion
that the officer ought to be dismissed or subjected to some
lesser punishment in respect of tile offeince of which he has
been convicted the Commis,'ion may thereupon recommend
the dismissal or other punishment of the officer without the
institution of any disciplinary proceedings under these Regu-
lations.

41. An officer convicted of a criminal charge involving
dishonesty, fraud or moral turpitude or convicted of a crim-
inal charge and sentenced to imprisonment shall not receive
any of his emoluments after the date of such conviction
pending consideration of his case by the Commission.


Disciplinary
action after
acquittal of a
criminal charge.





Officer convicted
(of a criminal
charge.








Non-payment of
emoluments on
conviction of a
criminal charge.


42. (1) The penalties which may be imposed on an olli- Disciplinary
cer against whom a disciplinary charge has been established penalties.
are-
(a) dismissal;
(b) reduction in rank;
(c) deferment or withholding of increment;
(d) a fine;
(e) severe reprimand;
(f) reprimand.
(2) Where a fine is imposed the amount of such fine
shall be deducted from the salary of the officer by such instal-
ments as may be specified at tlhe time the penalty is imposed.
(3) An officer who is absent from the territory with-
out permission shall be liable to summary dismissal.


43. (1) Subject to the provisions of this regulation an
increment shall not be suspended, deferred or withheld ex-
cept by the Administrator acting upon the recommendation
of the Commission.


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(2) The grant of an increment may be prejudiced
by-
(a) lack of efficiency;
(b) unsatisfactory service or conduct; or
(c) failure to pa s a requisite examination con-
ditional to the grant of the officer's increment.
(3) Where a Permanent Secretaly or Head of De-
partment consider, that for any of the rea ions specified in
sub-paragraph (a) or (b) of paragraph (2) of this regulation
an offer's incrermniint ought not to be granted he shall-
(a) notify tlh( officer in writing at least one month
before the date on which the increment is due
of the reasons for which he considers that the
increment ought not to be granted; or
(b) if he is unable to notify the officer in accord-
ance with sub-paragraph (a) of this paragraph,
report the matter to the Establishment Officer
for the Commission's recommendation to the
Administrator as to whether the payment of
the in,'reinent ought to be made on the date
on which it becomes due.
I,4) Where a Permanent Secretary or Head of Depart-
ment has notified an officer in accordance with sub-paragraph
(a) of paragraph (3) or this regulation he may suspend for
a period not exceeding three months the payment to that officer
of the increment to which the notification relates, and shall at
the end of the period of suspension-
(a) grant the increment from the date on which it
became due; or
(b) recommend through the Establishment Officer
for the consideration of the Commission that the
increment be either deferred or withheld.
(5) In making a recommendation for the suspension,
deferment or withholding of an increment the Permanent Secre-
tary or Head of Department shall take into account the gravity
of the original misconduct or dereliction of duty if any, and
the nature of the officer's subsequent bahaviour, or his present
degree of efficiency; he shall bear in mind that-
(a) "suspension' is to be applied when for any
reason it is thought desirable to reserve judg-
ment and allow for reformation or otherwise;
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(c) "withholding" is a very serious penalty which
deprives the officer of the amount of that incre-
ment during each subsequent year of his service
until the officer reaches the maximum of his
scale.
(6) An increment may be deferred for a period not
exceeding six months including any period for which it has
been suspended, and shall be payable from the date on which
it is restored.
(7) Where an increment has been withheld the Admin-
istrator acting on the recommendation of the Commission may
at any subsequent incremental date grant to the officer concerned
a special increment in addition to his ordinary increment.


44. Where an officer has been suspended from duty and a
reference of his case to the Administrator results in his exculpa-
tion he shall be entitled to receive the full amount of any salary
which he would have received but for his suspension; but if the
reference results in any punishment other than dismissal the
officer shall be allowed such salary as the Commission or the
appropriate authorised officer may, in the circumstances, recom-
mend.


Payment of
salary to
suspended
officer.


B-PROCEDURE


45. (1) Where-


(a) it is represented to the Commission that an offi-
cer whose basic annual salary (whether fixed or
on a scale) exceeds $4,000 has been guilty of mis-
conduct; and
(b) the Commission is of opinion that the miscon-
duct alleged is not so serious as to warrant pro-
ceedings under regulation 47 with a view to
dismissal;
the Commission may cause an investigation to be made into the
matter in such manner as it may think proper; and the officer
shall be entitled to know the whole case made against him, and
shall be given an adequate opportunity of making his defence.
(2) If the Commission is of the opinion that the allega-
tion is proved, it may recommend such punishment other than
dismissal as may seem just.
46. (1) Where-
(a) it is represented that an officer whose basic an-
nual salary (whether fixed or on a scale) does
not exceed $4,000 has been guilty of misconduct;
and


Proceedings for
misconduct not
warranting dis-
missal of
officers whose
annual salary
exceeds $4,000.


Officers with as
annual salary
of $4,000 or
less.







(b) the appropriate authorised officer is of opinion
that the misconduct alleged is not so serious as
to warrant proceedings under regulation 47 with
a view to dismissal;
the appropriate authorised officer (or the Commission at the
request of the Administrator) may cause an investigation to be
made into the matter in such manner as he may think proper;
and the officer shall be entitled to know the whole case made
against him, and shall be given an adequate opportunity of
making his defence.
(2) If the appropriate authorised officer is of opinion
that the allegation is proved, hIe may inflict such punishment
upon the officer other than dismissal or reduction in rank as
lay seem just.
(3) If the Commission is of opinion that the allegation
is proved, it may recommend such punishment other than dis-
missal as may seem just.


Proceedings for
dismissal.


47. (1) Subject to the provisions of these regulations an
officer may be dismissed only in accordance with the procedure
prescribed by this regulation.
(2) The following procedure shall apply to an inves-
tigation with a view to the dismissal of an officer whose basic
annual salary (whether fixed or on a scale) exceeds $4,000-
(a) the Commission (after consultation with the
Attorney General if necessary) shall cause the
officer to be notified in writing of the charge
and to be called upon to state in writing before
a specified day (which day shall allow a reason-
able interval for the purpose) any grounds upon
which lie relies to exculpate himself;
(b) if the officer does not furnish such a statement
within the time so specified or if he fails to
exculpate himself the Administrator shall on the
recommendation of the Commission appoint to
enquire into the matter a Tribunal consisting
of not less than three officers selected with due
regard to the standing of the officer concerned,
and to the nature of the charges made against
him;
(c) the Tribunal shall inform the officer charged
that on a day specified the Tribunal will enquire
into the charges and that he will be permitted
to appear before the Tribunal and defend him-
self.






(d) if witnesses are examined by the Tribunal the
officer shall be given an opportunity of being
present and of putting questions to the witnesses
on his own behalf, and no documentary evidence
shall be used against him unless he has pre-
viously been supplied with a copy thereof or
given access thereto;
(e) the Tribunal may in its discretion permit the
officer charged or the person or authority pre-
ferring the charges to be represented by a pub-
lic officer or by a solicitor or counsel, and may
at any time, subject to such adjournment as in
the circumstances may be necessary, withdraw
such permission, so, however, that where the
Tribunal permits the person or authority pre-
ferring the charges to be represented the officer
charged shall be given the like permission;
(f) if during the course of the enquiry further
grounds of dismissal are disclosed, and the
Commission thinks fit to proceed against the
officer upon such grounds, the Commission shall
cause the officer to be furnished with the written
charge and the same steps shall be taken as those
prescribed by this regulation in respect of the
original charge;
(g) if having heard the evidence in support of the
charges the Tribunal is of the opinion that that
evidence is insufficient it may report accordingly
to the Commission without calling upon the offi-
cer for his defence;
(h) the Tribunal shall furnish to the Commission a
report of its findings together with a copy of
the evidence and all material documents relating
to the case; if the Commission is of opinion that
the report should be amplified in any respect
or that further enquiry is desirable, it may refer
any matter back to the Tribunal for further
enquiry or report accordingly;
(i) if the Commission is of opinion that the officer
should be dismissed the Commission shall re-
commend to the Administrator that an order be
made accordingly;
(j) if the Commission is of opinion that the officer
deserves some punishment other than dismissal,
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(k) if the Commission is of opinion that the officer
does not deserve to be dismissed by reason of
the charges alleged, but that the proceedings
disclose other grounds for removing him from
the service in the public interest it may recom-
mend to the Administrator that an order be
made accordingly, without recourse to the pro-
cedure prescribed by regulation 31.
(3) The procedure prescribed by paragraph (2) of
this regulation shall apply to an investigation with a view to
dismissal of an officer whose basic annual salary (whether
fixed or on a scale) does not exceed $4,000 except that the
charges may if the Commission so recommends be investigated
by a Permanent Secretary, Head of Department or such other
officer or officers as may be appointed by the Administrator.
(4) Where an officer charged under this regulation
admits in writing the facts giving rise to the charges, it shall
not be necessary to hold an enquiry or investigation under this
regulation unless in the opinion of the Commission such enquiry
or investigation is likely to find such circumstances as may
modify the view taken of and the punishment to be imposed for
the offence.

48. The procedure in regard to the disciplinary control Proceedings for
of officers holding non-pensionable posts the maximum annual disciplinary
salary of which is less than $2,400 and of weekly and daily-paid control of
staff and casual employees shall be as specified in the Second censionable
Schedule to these Regulations. staff.

49. (1) Regulations 28, 36, 38, 39, 40, 43 and 44 shall Application.
apply to an officer to whom the Second Schedule applies.
(2) Save as is otherwise provided in paragraph (1)
of this regulation and the Second Schedule to these regulations,
Parts III, IV and V of these regulations shall not apply to
an officer to whom that Schedule applies.

50. The Public Service Commission Regulations 1956 are Repeal of
hereby revoked. Public Service
Commission
regulations.
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FIRST SCHEDULE

FORM I (Regulation 3 (1))

OATH OF OFFICE.

I, ............................., do swear (or solemnly affirm) that
I will faithfully execute the office of Chairman/Member of the Public Service
Commission without fear or favour, affection or ill-will and that in the execution
of the functions of that office I will know, uphold and preserve the Constitution
of Saint Vincent.
So help me God. (To be omitted in affirmation).
Sworn/Declared before me this day of 19

FORM II (Re-gulation 3 (2)
I, ............................. do swear (or solemnly affirm) that
I will not directly reveal to any unauthorised person or persons or otherwise
than in the course of duty any information in connection with the business of
the Commission which may come to my knowledge in the course of my duties
as Secretary / / to the said Commission.
So help me God.
Sworn/Declared before me this day of 19

SECOND SCHEDULE

(Regulations 48 & 49)
PRELIMINARY
This Schedule applies to the holders of non-pensionable
posts the maximum annual salary of which is less than $2,400,
the holders of weekly-paid posts and daily-paid and casual em-
ployees. Save as is otherwise herein provided, all such employees
shall be subject to the provisions of General Orders and Fin-
ancial Regulations in so far as they are applicable.

APPOINTMENTS
Authorized 1. The appropriate authorised officer is hereby authorised
officer may to make appointments of persons temporarily or permanently
make certain
appcintments. to non-pensionable posts in a Ministry or Department where the
maximum annual salary attached to such posts is less than
$2,400, and to employ daily-paid and casual employees in ac-
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2. Every employee, other than a daily-paid or casual em- Letter of
ployee, shall on appointment receive an appropriate letter of appointment.
appointment in Form I, or II, of the Annex hereto.


3. Every employee shall comply with all lawful depart-
mental instructions and orders and shall perform any lawful
functions in respect of which the Permanent Secretary, Estab-
lishment Officer or Head of Department may think it desirable
to employ him in the public interest.


Employees to
comply with
departmental
instructiot s.


4. (1) The appropriate authorised officer shall in each Confidential
year cause to be furnished to him by such senior officer as he report.'.
may designate confidential reports for the twelve months pre-
ceding the 31st day of December upon all non-pensionable officers
whose maximum annual salary is less than $2,400.
(2) Where a confidential report is furnished pursuant
to sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph in relation to any officer
whose next promotion is to a pensionable post that report shall
be forwarded to the Establishment Officer by the authorised
officer.

PROBATIONARY SERVICE AND TERMINATION OF APPOINTMENTS


5. Every employee shall on first permanent appointment
to the established staff be required to serve a probationary
period not exceeding two years, but his probationary period
may be reduced and he may be confirmed in the appointment
at any time after twelve months' service if the appropriate
authorised officer is satisfied that the performance of the em-
ployee has been of so high a standard that no useful purpose
would be served by further delaying confirmation. During the
probationary period of any employee, his appointment may
without enquiry or reason given to him be terminated by the
appropriate authorised officer, in the case of a weekly-paid
employee on two weeks' notice in writing or payment of two
weeks' salary in lieu thereof, and in the case of an employee
paid on an annual basis, on one month's notice in writing or
payment of one month's salary in lieu thereof.

6. The appointment of any employee (other than an un-
established employee, a daily-paid or casual employee) may on
one month's notice in writing be terminated at any time by the
appropriate authorised officer on the ground of abolition of
office, or for the purpose of facilitating improvements in the
organisation of the Ministry or Department to which such em-
ployee is attached.


Probationary
service.














Termination of
employment of
employee
other than
daily paid
or casual
employee.







Termination of 7. The appointment of an unestablished employee (that
employment of is, an employee who holds a post for which separate provision
unestablished
employee. has not been made in the Estimates) may without enquiry or
reason given to him be terminated by the appropriate authorised
officer-
(a) at any time within two years of the date of appointment
of such employee on two weeks' notice in writing or
payment of two weeks' salary in lieu thereof; and
(b) at any time after two years from the date of appoint-
ment on three months' notice in writing or payment of
three months' salary in lieu thereof.

Termination of 8. The appointment of a daily-paid or casual employee
employment of may be terminated at the end of any day.
daily-paid
or casual
employees.

DISCIPLINE.

Interdiction. 9. (1) Where there have been or are about to be instituted
against an employee-
(a) disciplinary proceedings; or
(b) criminal proceedings,
or where an authorised officer becomes aware of any misconduct
on the part of an employee and considers it desirable in the
public interest that such employee should forthwith cease to
perform the functions of his office, the authorised officer may
forthwith interdict such employee from the performance of
those functions.
(2) An employee so interdicted shall during the period
of interdiction be permitted to receive such proportion not being
less than half his salary, as the authorised officer may decide.
(3) If disciplinary proceedings against any such em-
ployee result in his exculpation, he shall be entitled to the full
amount of the salary which he would have received if he had
not been interdicted: but if the proceedings result in any pun-
ishment other than dismissal the employee shall be allowed such
salary as the authorised officer may in the circumstances think
appropriate.

Penalties. 10. (1) The penalties' which may be imposed where a dis-
ciplinary charge has been established are-
(a) dismissal;
(b) reduction in rank;





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(c) withholding or deferment of increment;
(d) fines not exceeding one-half of one month's
salary, or in the case of an employee paid on a
weekly basis, not exceeding two weeks' salary,
regard being had in every case in determining
the amount of a fine to the economic circum-
stances of the employee;
(e) reprimand.
(2) Where a fine is imposed it shall be deducted from
the salary of the employee by such instalments as may be speci-
fied at the time the penalty is imposed.


11.
miss an
the dite


The appropriate authorized officer may summarily dis-
employee in the circumstances and with effect from
hereinafter respect ively specified-


(a) where he is absent from the Territory without permis-
sion, with effect from the date of his departure from
Territory;
ih) v.-here h} is absent from duty without permission for
seven days, with effect from the first day of such ab-
sence ;
(c) where he does not reply to charges on or before the
date on which his reply should be received, with effect
from such date;
(d) where he fails to attend an enquiry into charges against
him, with effect from the date of such failure;
(e) subject to regulation 36 where he is convicted of a
criminal charge involving dishonesty, fraud or moral
turpitude or is sentenced to imprisonment on convic-
tion of a criminal charge, with effect from the date of
such conviction:
Provided that the power of dismissal shall not be exercised
in any case falling under sub-paragraph (c) or (d) of this
paragraph if the authorised officer is satisfied that owing to
illness or other reasonable cause the employee was prevented
from replying to such charges, or from attending such enquiry.

12. (1) If it is represented to the appropriate authorised
officer that an employee has been guilty of misconduct and that
officer is of opinion that the misconduct alleged is not so serious
as to warrant proceedings with a view to dismissal, he may cause
an investigation to be made into the matter in such manner
as he may think proper, and the employee shall be entitled to
know the whole case made against him and shall be given ade-
quate opportunity of making his defence.


Proceedings in
respect of mis-
conduct not
warranting
dismissal,


Power of
summary
dismissal.










Procedure in
respect of mis-
conduct
warranting
dismissal.




















Finding of
authorised
officer.


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(2) If the authorized officer is of the opinion that the
allegation is proved, lie may impose upon the employee such
punishment (other than dismissal) as may seem just.

13. The following procedure shall apply to an investigation
with a view to dismissal of an employee (other than a tempo-
rary, daily-paid or casual employee)-
The authorised officer shall as soon as practicable cause
to be delivered to the employee written charges specifying the
nature of the offences and informing the employee in writing-
(a) that a written reply to the charges and any observations
the employee may desire to make thereon must be re-
ceived by the authorised officer within seven days (or
such longer period as the authorised officer may permit)
of the delivery of the written charges; and
(b) that the employee may attach to the written reply
statements from his witnesses; and
(c) that the employee may elect in his written reply either
to have the charges dealt with by the authorised officer
on the basis of the written reply and the statements
(if any) of the employee's witnesses, or to have an oral
enquiry before such person as the authorised officer
may appoint for the purpose; and that if no election is
made the employee will be presumed to have elected
to have the charges dealt with on the basis of the writ-
ten reply.

14. (1) Where an oral enquiry is not held, the authorised
officer shall consider the charges, the written reply and the
statements (if any) and shall find as a fact whether or not any
of the charges has been established.
(2) If lie finds that the charges have not been estab-
lished, lie shall so inform the employee in writing.


(3) If he finds that any of the charges has been estab-
lished, he shall so inform the employee in writing and shall also
inform the employee (if the penalty to be imposed upon him and
of his right of appeal against the decision of the authorized
officer.
(4) The record of an enquiry held under this Schedule
-nafter it is completed, shall be referred without delay to the
Establishment Officer.

15. (1) An oral enquiry shall be held by the appropriate
enquir o authorised officer (not being an officer personally involved in
the circumstances leading to the charges) or by another senior







officer in his Ministry or Department appointed by the appro-
priate authorised officer for the purpose.
(2) The time and place of the oral enquiry, shall be
communicaled to the employee in writing by the officer holding
the enquiry and it shall be the responsibility of the employee
to see that his ,iitusses "if any) attend the enquiry; but if any
such witness i i the public service, on application by the
employee to I ac offlier holding the enquiry such witness shall
be allowed time to attend the enquiry.
(3) Where it is decided to hold an oral enquiry, the
employee shall be entitled to receive free copies of the statements
of witnesses to be called in support of the charges and shall also
be furnished with copies of or given permission to inspect, any
documents to be used in support of the charges.
(4) .t an oral inquiry the officer holding the enquiry
shall first hear the evidence in support of the charges, and
permit the employee charged to put questions to the witnesses,
and shall then hear the evidence of the employee and his wit-
nesses, who may also be questioned. Notes of the proceedings
shall be recorded by the officer holding the enquiry.
(5) Where an oral enquiry is held by an officer other
than the appropriate authorised officer the officer holding the
enquiry shall consider the charges and the written reply and
the statement- (if any) and the evidence given at the oral
enquiry; he shall find as a fact whether or not any of the
charges has been established, and shall report his findings to
the appropriate authorized officer.
(6) The authorised officer shall consider the findings
and shall take action in accordance with the provisions of sub-
paragraphs (2) and (3) of paragraph 14 of this Schedule.

1i. An appeal by an employee shall lie to the Adminis- Right of
trator against a decision made in relation to him in disciplinary appeal.
proceedings held under this Schedule, except that no appeal
shall be entertained in any case unless it is received within two
weeks of tlhe date upon which the employee is informed of the
decision.

17. The following procedure shall apply only to tempo- Procedure in
rarv employees, daily-paid and casual employees- relation to
i temporary,
(a) the appropriate authorised officer may, after such in- daily paid
formal enquiry as he may think fit, forthwith dismiss and casual
employees,
a temporary employee if he is satisfied that such em- empoy
ployee has been guilty of any misconduct;





305

(b) the appropriate authorised officer may, without an
enquiry being held or without giving any reason, dis-
miss a temporary employee by giving him two weeks'
notice (or such other notice as may be specified in the
letter of appointment) or two weeks' salary in lieu of
notice;
(c) every daily-paid or casual employee may be dismissed
by the appropriate authorised officer without an en-
quiry being held and without reason or notice being
given.

ANNEX

FORM I (Paragraph 2)
Original: to Officer
Duplicate: to Establishment Officer
Triplicate: to Accountant General
Quadruplicate: to Permanent Secretary/Head of Department
Quintuplicate: to Senior Auditor

THE GOVERNMENT OF ST. VINCENT
File reference ............ Office of the ........................


dated ........................


LETTER OF APPOINTMENT TO STAFF APPOINTED TO
NON-PENSIONABLE POSTS

PART I

Sir/Madam,
I am authorised to offer you the appointment of ........................
in the ........................ Ministry"/Department* of the Government
of St. Vincent.

2. The appointment is non-pensionable and will be terminable at any
time within two years on two weeks' notice in writing and at any time after
two years on three months' notice in writing on either side.
3. *The offer is subject to your passing an examination as to your physical
fitness conducted by do-tor i' the public service.







4. The salary attached to the appointment is in the salary scale
..................... Your starting salary will be at the rate of $........
per annumn uionth4/week*, paid monthly or at such intervals as may be laid
down by the Government. You will ie eligible for the award of increments of
salary annually in the salary scale attached to your appointment, subject to
satisfactory conduct and performance of your duties'.

5. The appointment will confer no right of appointment to an established
post in the St. Vincent Civil Service.

6. You will be subject to the provisions of the Public Service Regulations,
1968, General Orders, Financial Regulations and such other regulations as the
Government may introduce for the conduct of officers and the despatch of busi-
ness. You will be required to comply with all departmental instructions and
lawful orders given to you and to discharge such duties as may be given to
you by officers in authority over you.

7. If you accept this offer, you are required to sign Part II of the duplicate
copy of this letter and return it to me by .............................. ..

I have the honour to be,
Sir/Madam,
Your obedient Servant,


(Permanent Secretary/Head of Department)


T o : ..............................







PART II

T o : .............................

I accept the offer of appointment made in Part I above, and the condi-
tions of the offer.


Dated ............................ Signed





307

PART III
To; The Establishment Officer
Forwarded for necessary action .......... .........................
has been engaged with effect from ........................................

Signed ..............................
(Permanent Secretary/Head of Department)

D ated ............................ D epartm ent ........................
M ministry ........................

Copy to the Accountant General.
* Delete as appropriate.

FORM II

Original: to Employee
Duplicate: to Establishment Officer
Triplicate: to Accountant General
Quadruplicate: to Permanent Secretary/Head of Department
Quintuplicate: to Senior Auditor

THE GOVERNMENT OF ST. VINCENT.

File reference ............ Office of the ........................

D ated ........................

LETTER OF APPOINTMENT OF A TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE
Sir/Madam,
I am authorised to inform you that you are appointed temporarily to the
post of .............................. on the following conditions-
(a) Your temporary appointment takes effect from ....................
and will be terminable on .......................... .. notice in
writing on either side.
(b) The salary payable to you will be at the rate of ....................
a week*/month*/year* and will be paid to you weeklyv/monthly*.
(c) You will be subject to the provisions of the Public Service Commission
Regulations, 1968 governing the discipline and conditions of service
of employees and, so far as they are applicable, General Orders, Fin-
*Delete as appropriate.





308

ancial Regulations and such other regulations as the Government may
introduce from time to time.
(d) You will be required to comply with all departmental instructions and
lawful orders issued to you and to discharge any duties' upon which the
Permamnrt Secretary/lead of Department may think it desirable to
employ you in the interests of the Service.

I am,

Sir/Madam,

Your obedient servant,


for (Permanent Secretary/Head of Department)


Made this 14th day of ( october, 1968.

HYWEL GEORGE,
Administrator.


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SAINT VIN(


STATUTORY RU3. "ANT( h ERS,

19,6 ; No. 54. .

THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMIfSSION (DE EGATI N F FUNCTIONS)
ORDER 1968 /

(Gazetted 15th q~tober, 196&.)

In exercise of the powers conferred upmaministrator by Sections 53
and 54 of the St. Vincent (Constitution) Order in Council, 1959, the following
Order is hereby made after consultation with the Public Service Commission:-

1. This Order may be cited as the l'ublic Service Commission (Delegation
of Function,;) Order, 1968.

2. In this Order "officer" has the meaning ascribed to that word in the
Public Service Commission Regulations, 1968.

3. Subject to the provisions of Section 53 of the St. Vincent (Constitu-
tion) Order in Council, 1959 and of the Public Service Comnmission
Regulations 1968, the powers of the Administrator specified in the
second column of the Schedule to this Order shall be exercisable by the
appropriate authorized officer or authority named in the third column
of the Schedule in relation to the respective officers and offices specified
in the first column of this Schedule.

4. The Direction delegating certain powers of the Administrator relating
to the public service given on the 3rd August, 1965 is hereby revoked.
SCHEDULE
First Column Second Column Third Column

Appropriate Authorised
Officer or office Powers Officer or Authority


1. All officers Suspension of payment Permanent Secretary or
of increment. Head of Department of the
Ministry or Department to
which the officer is at-
tached.








First Column Second Column Third Column


Officer or office


2. All officers appointed to
non-pensionable posts,
all officers in the cleri-
cal, technical and minor
salaried staff grades.




3. Officer whose basic an-
nual salary (whether
fixed or on a scale)
does not exceed $4,000
other than an officer to
whom the Second Sche-


Powers


Transfer.








Disciplinary control not
including dismissal.


dule to the Public Ser-
vice Regulations, 1968
applies.

4. Non-pensionable offices Appointment.
the maximum salary of Dismissal.
which does not exceed Disciplinary control.
$2,400 per annum.


5. Weekly paid, daily
paid, temporary or cas-
ual employees.


Appointment.
Dismissal.
Disciplinary control.


Appropriate Authorised
Officer or Authority


Permanent Secretary or
Head of Department in
charge of the Ministry or
Department to which the
officer is attached and in
the case of transfers be-
tween Ministries, the Es-
tablishment Officer.

Permanent Secretary or
Head of Department in
charge of the Ministry or
Department to which 11'
Officer is attached. In the
case of an officer employed
in a hospital, the Medical
Officer in charge of that
hospital.

Permanent Secretary or
Head of Department in
charge of the Ministry or
Department in which the
office exists or, on the re-
quest of the Permanent
Secretary or Head of De-
partment, the Establish-
ment Officer.

Permanent Secretary or
Head of Department in
charge of the Ministry or
Department in which the
officer is, or is to be em-
ployed or, on the request
of the Permanent Secre-
tary or Head of Depart-
ment, the Establishment
Officer.


First Column


Second Column


Third Column





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Made this 14th day of October, 1968.


HYWEL GEORGE,
Administrator.



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