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SAINT \ INC( NT


GOVERNMENT GAZETTE


ulublishlb uthority.


VOL. 102.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 4 NOVEMBER, 1969.


No. 348.


[No. 70.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.


APPOINTMENT OF PREMIER


It is published for general information that the IIonourable ROBERT MILTON
CATO holds office as Premier of Saint Vincent, in accordance with Section 107
of the Constitution of St. Vincent, with effect from the 27th of October 1969.
4th November, 1969.

No. 349.
APPOINTMENT OF MINISTERS

It is published for general information that the following persons hold
office as Ministers, under Section 107 of the Constitution of St. Vincent, with
effect from the 27th October, 1969, and responsibility has been assigned to them
as shown below-
The Honourable C-ordination of Government business
ROBERT MILTON CATO Legislation Programme
Premier & Cabinet Secretariat
Minister of Finance External Affairs
Public Service
Regulation of Aliens' landholding
W.I.S.A. and Regional Development
Economic Planning and Development
Statistics
Broadcasting, Television and Informa-
tion
Finance
Banking
Insurance
National Provident Fund
Currency
Taxation
The Public Debt
Customs and Excise
Boards of Survey and Tenders Board


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384 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 4 NOVEMBER, 1969.-(No. 70).


The Honourable
SAMUEL ERIC SLATER
Minister of Home Affairs










The Honourable
JAMES FITZ ALLEN MITCHELL
Minister of Agriculture, Trade
and Tourism










The Honourable
HUDSON KEMUEL TENNIS
Minister of Communications,
Works and Labour






The Honourable
JOSEPII LAMBERT EUSTACE
Minister of Education and Health


The Honourable
LEVI CALVERT LATHAM
Minister of Housing,
Local Government and
Community Development


Internal Security and Police
Prisons
Immigration
Marriage Ordinance Licences
Hurricane and Natural Disasters
Probation Office
Public Assistance
Elections
Ecclesiastical Affairs
Antiques Archives and Museums
Citizenship
Government Printing Office
Local Forces

Agriculture
Forestry
Fisheries
Livestock and Veterinary Services
Marketing
Control of Supplies and Price Control
Commerce and Industry
Tourism
Mineral
Irrigation
Land
Surveys
Town and Country Planning
Meteorological Services

Public Buildings and Works
Roads and Road Traffic
Electricity Services
Telephones and Telecommunications
Airport and Air Services
Postal and Harbour, Shipping
Sea and River Defences
Labour
Employment Service?

Education
Medical and Health
Water Supplies
Libraries

Housing
Local Government
Community-Development
Co-operatives


4th November, 1969.



No. 350.


APPOINTMENT OF LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION


It is hereby published for general information that His Excellency the
Governor has on the 27th day of October 1969, pursuant to the provisions of
Section 59 (1) of the Constitution of St. Vincent appointed the Honourable
EBENEZER THEODORE JOSHUA, Leader of the Opposition, in the House of
Assembly.


4th November, 1969.





SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 4 NOVEMBER, 1969.-(No. 70). 38.


No. 351.

APPOINTMENT OF SECRETARY TO THE CABINET

His Excellency the Governor, in accordance with the provisions of Section
80 of the Constitution of St. Vincent, has been pleased to appoint C. I. MARTIN,
Esq., as Secretery to the Cabinet with effect from the 27th October 1969.

4th Novemiber, 1969.



No. 352.

APPOINTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

In accordance with the provisions of Section 77 (1) of the St. Vincent
Constitution, His Excellency the Governor, acting in accordance with the
advice of the Premier, is pleased to appoint the following persons to be members
of the Public Service Commission for St. Vincent, with effect from the 27th
October 1969-
D. S. COZIER, O.B.E., Esq. (Chairman)
E. B. JOHN, Esq.
C. L. KEIZER, Esq.
C. M. NORRIS, Esq.
H. H. WILLIAMS, Esq.
4th November, 1969.



No. 353.
APPOINTMENT OF POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION

In accordance with the provisions of Section 85 (1) of the St. Vincent
Constitution, His Excellency the Governor, acting in accordance with the
advice of the Premier, is pleased to appoint the following persons to be members
of the Police Service Commission for St. Vincent, with effect from the 27th
October 1969-
D. S. COZIER, O.B.E., Esq. (Chairman)
E. B. JOHN, Esq.
C. L. KEIZER, Esq.
C. M. NORRIS, Esq.
O. MCINTOSII, Esq.
4th November, 1969.



No. 354.

APPOINTMENT OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON PREROGATIVE OF MERCY"


It is hereby published for general information that pursuant to the pro-
visions of Section 66 of the Constitution the following persons are now members
of the Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy-
The Honourable Premier, (Chairman)
The Honourable Attorney General [Ex Officio
The Honourable Minister of Home Af-)
fairs
His Lordship the Bishop of the Wd. Is. Appointed by His Excellency the
Dr. K. BAKSH Governor
4th November, 1969.





38&6 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 4 NOVEMBER, 1969.-(No. 70).


No. 355.


APPOINTMENTS.


His Honour the Administrator has
approved t'he appointment of:-
1. -Mrs. F E. EUSTACE
2. Mr. G. V DOUGLAS
as Senior Exe-".tive Officers, with effect
from 1st September, 1969.

4th November, 1969.

No. 356.
His Honour the Administrator has
been pleased to.approve the appointment
of Mrs. PReC, ANTROBUS as Community
Development Officer, St. Vincent, on
coo tracl for,a period of three (3) year.
with effect from 9th June, 1969.
4th November, 1969.
(P.P. 4668).


No. 357.
His lonour the Administrator has
been pleased to approve the appointment
of Mr. CARLTON J. STOUTE, Senior Prison
Officer, as Assistant Superintendent of
Prisons, with effect from 7th October,
1969.
4th November, 1969.
(P.F. 1815).

No. 358.
DIRECTOR OF CO-OPERATIVE
PROGRAMMES TAKES UP
APPOINTMENT

The Regional Development Agency
has announced the appointment of Mr.
SEIBERT CHASE of Barbados as Director
of a Regional Programme for the De-
velopment of Co-operatives in R.D.A.
member territories.
Mr. Chase, who is a graduate of the
Coady International Institute of St.
Francis Xavier University, comes to the
R.D.A. on secondment from the Minis-
try of Co-operatives in Barbados where
he was Registrar of Co-operatives and
Friendly Societies since 1963.

November, 1969.

No. 359.
MARRIAGE OFFICER

Rev*d. N.Ev LE BUCHANAN as a Nar-
riage Officer of the Territory with effect
from 4th November, 1969.
4th November, 1969.


No. 360.
VACANT POSTS.

POST OF _TATCHMAN/GUARD,
BOTANIC GARDENS

Applications are invited for the post
of Wlatchman/Guard. Botanic Gardens.
Salary will be in the grade MS 1-2,
$900 x $36-$1,080 x $(;0-$1,380.
Duties. These will include enforcing
the Rules and Regulations concerning
the Gardens.
In addition to the above the success-
ful applicant will be expected to ensure
that visitors to the Gardens are not
unduly molested.
Applications which should be accom-
panied by two testimonials should be
addres-ed to the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Agriculture, Trade and
Tourism and should reech him not later
than Tuesday 18th November, 1969.

4th November, 1969.



No. 347.
POST OF SENIOR ROAD OVERSEER-
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

Applications are invited from suitably
qualified persons for the vacant pension-
able post of Senior District Overseer of
Roads, Roads Division, in the Ministry
for Communications, Works and Labour,
in the salary scale (T1-3)-$1,392 x
$84-$1,560 x $96-$2,040 x $120-
$2,280/$2,400 x $120-$2,880/$3,048 x
$144-$3,6'( 4 x $180- $4,984.
Successful applicants will be required
to reside and work in any of the Road
Districts in St. Vincent or in the Grena-
dines.
Applicants who possess '0' level
G.C.E. Certificates in Mathematics and
English, or have the ability to read
drawings and field training in the use of
surveying instruments may be given
preference.
Overseers are required to carry out
the day-to-day Supervision of mainten-
ance and construction work on the roads
of all classes in the districts to which
they are assigned.
Applications together with two refer-
ences should be sent to the Establish-
ment Officer, Establishment Division,
Kingstown, to reach him not later than
12th November, 1969.


29th October, 1969.





SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 4 NOVEMBER, 1969.-(No. 70). 38"


No. 361.
POST OF MANAGER, ST. VINCENT CENTRAL
WATER AUTHORITY.

Applications are invited for the post
of Manager/Secretary of the St. Vincent
Central Water Authority, pursuant to
the provisions of Ordinance No. 10 of
1969.
The post carries a salary in the scale
$6,480 x 240-$7,440 per annum.
Applicants should possess a good
Civil Service background with man-
agerial experience. A management qual-
ification would be an advantage.
Applicants must have a working
knowledge and some experience in
Water Works Engineering and construc-
tion of Water Works structures.
The successful applicant will be re-
sponsible to the Authority for carrying
out their general policy and for the gen-
eral supervision of the activities of the
Authority and shall be the Secretary to
the Board of Commissioners.
He will be required to organise on be-
half of the Authority and be responsible
to the Authority for the following:
1. Accounting of funds and Budget
estimating.
2. Water Rates calculations, billing,
and collection of Rates.
3. Record keeping of personnel,
equipment, supplies, Inventories
etc.
He will be required to liaise with the
Authority's Consultants and/or Engin-
eers and keep them informed as to the
Authority's decisions, policies and re-
quirements.
He will be responsible to the Chairman
-of the Board of Commissioners for the
discipline, work, and welfare of staff.
He will be required to run and main-
tain a vehicle and will be paid at the
current Civil Service rate obtaining. He
will also be entitled to subsistence allow-
ance and other allowances paid to Civil
'Servants in St. Vincent when and where
appropriate.
He will be subject to all Civil Service
Regulations.
Applications for the above mentioned
post should be addressed to the Chair-
man, St. Vincent Water Authority c/o
the Ministry for Education & Health,
Kingstown, St. Vincent and should
reach him not later than 15th November,
1969.
C. St. C. DACON,
Chairman, St. Vincent Central
Water Authority.
23rd October, 1969.


No. 362.

COMMONWEALTH
SCHOLARSHIPS-
CEYLON AWARDS 1970


Applications are invited from suitably
qualified Vincentians for the award of
scholarships to Universities and Colleges
in Ceylon. Under the Commonwealth
Scholarship and Fellowship Plan, the
Government of Ceylon offers annually
three post-graduate and three under-
graduate scholarships.
Awards are normally for 2 years, to
persons between 17 and 35 years; in cer-
tain circumstances, both the tenure of
the award and the upper age limit may
be extended.
Applicants for post-graduate study
should possess a first or second class hon-
ours degree or a pass in the M.A. quali-
fying examination of a recognized uni-
versity.
To prospective undergraduates, who
should have at least 3 good Advanced
Level (G.C.E.) passes, the following
courses are available:
Veterinary Science at the University
of Ceylon
Archaeology at Vidyodaya University
Diploma in Technology (5 years)
and
Technicians' Course (3 years) at the
Ceylon College of Technology
Applications-on Form T1-should
reach the Training Officer by Saturday
November 22nd, 1969. Successful appli-
cants must sign an undertaking to re-
turn to St. Vincent at the conclusion of
their studies.

MARY E. MORGAN,
Training Officer.

25th October, 1969.


No. 363.

REMEMBRANCE DAY, 1969


It is notified for general information
that Remembrance Day will be com-
memorated on Sunday, 9th November,
1969. The usual Ceremony will take
place at the War Memorial, Kingstown,
at 8.45 a.m.


30th October, 1969.





388 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 4 NOVEMBER, 1969.-(No. 70).


No. 364.
LEGISLATION.

The following Documents are pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette:-
S.R. & O. No. 47.-The Public Ser-
vice Commission (Delegation)
Directions, 1969.
S.R. & 0. No. 48.-The Public Ser-
vice Commission Regulations,
1969.
4th November, 1969.

By Command,

C. IVOR MARTIN,
Permanent Secretary,
Premier's Office.

PREMIER'S OFFICE,
Sr. VINCENT.
4th Novembe 1969.

DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

SAINT VINCENT.

BY AUTHORITY OF THE
REGISTRATION OF UNITED
KINGDOM PATENTS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 156 OF 'THE REVlSED
LAWS OF ST. VINCENT, 1926.

ADVERTISEMENT OF APPLICATION
FOR REGISTRATION Or U.K. PATENT
936,074

In accordance with the requirement of
Section 3 of the Registration of the
United Kingdom Patents Ordinance
Notice is hereby given that an applica-
tion was made on 1st day of September,
1969 by Merck & Co., Inc., of Rahway,
New Jersey, United States of America,
through Edward Alexander Clavier
Hughes, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, Kings-
town, St. Vincent, for the registration
of a Patent in respect of an invention
entitled "a-Amino Acid Derivatives re-
lated to L-Phenylalanine"
Any person may, at any time within
TWrO MONTHS from date of such ad-
vertisement give notice to the Registrar,
of opposition to the issue of a certificate
of registration upon any of the grounds
prescribed by section 27 of the Patents
Ordinance (Cap. 155) for opposition to
the grant of Letter Patent.
The relevant sub-section of section 27
of the Patents Ordinance referred to
above reads thus:
"27 (1) Any person may, at any time
within two months from the date of the
advertisement of the acceptance of a
complete specification, give notice at
the Registry of Patents of opposition to


the grant of the Patent, on the ground
of the applicant having obtained the in-
vention from him, or from a person of
whom he is the legal representative, or
on the ground that the invention has
been patented in the Colony, on an ap-
plication of prior date, but on no other
ground"'
A. E. CATO,
Deputy Registrar of Patents.
The Patent Office,
,/o the Registtry,
Court House,
Kingstown,
St. Vincent.
29th October, 1969.
TREASURY NOTICE.

SAINT VINCENT.
BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE
LAND AND HOUSE TAX
ORDINANCE.

It is notified for general information
that Land and House Tax in respect of
the current year will be received at the
Tax Office (P.W.D. Compound), Kings-
town. anid at the District Revenue Offices
at Georgetown, Barrouallie, Bequia and
Union Island during the period 1st No-
vember to 31st December, 1969, and at
Sandy Bay, Colonarie, Biabou, Mesopo-
tamia, Layou and Chateaubelair on the
dates listed hereunder:-
Sandy Bay:
Friday 28th November.
Colonarie:
Everv Thursday during the months
November to December, except 25th
December.
Mesopotamia:
Un. Friday 7th 21st, 28th November
and 5th, 12th 19th December.
Biabou:
On Tuesday 2nd, 11th 18th December.
Layou:
First and last Monday in November
and Tuesday 9th, 16th and Monday
22nd December.
Ch ateaubclair:
Friday 7th, 14th 21st, 28th November
and 5th, 12th, 19th and Tuesday
23rd December.
It is also notified that the Bailiffs will
be in attendance at most of the Out-dis-
tricts on the above dates and defaulters
for previous years are asked to take steps
to have their arrears settled.
A. J. DaSILVA,
Accountant General.
Treasury Chambers,
Ki'Igstown,
St. Vincent.





SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 4 NOVEMBER, 1969.-(No. 70). 389


POST OFFICE NOTICE

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ity of Steamship sailings to some destinations (in the case of surface Packages)
Customs inspect ton and other formalities that packages containing merchan-
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E. R. HANNAWAY,
Postmaster.
General Post Office,
Kingstown,
St. Vincent,
1st November, 1969.


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173

SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RILES AND ORDERS,

1969, No. 47.

THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (DELEGATION) DIRECTIONS
S, 1969.

(QatzId d 4th Novem r, 1969.)


In exercise of thA owefs conferred upo the Public Service Commission
by Section 78 (2) of th Coostitution, the following Directions are hereby made:-

1. These Directions nay be cited as the Public Service Commission (Delega-
tion) Directions, 1969. ,

2. In this Order "Officer" has the meaning ascribed to that word in the Public
Service Commission Regulations, 1969.

3. Subject to the provisions of Section 78 of the Constitution and of the
Public Service Commission Regulations 1969, the powers of the Commission
specified in the second column of the Schedule to these Directions shall be
exercisable by the appropriate authorised 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 the Schedule.

4. The Public Service (Delegation of Functions) Order 1968 is hereby revoked.



SCHEDULE

First Column Second Column Third Column


Officer or Office Powers Appropriate Authorised
Officer of Authority

1. All officers Suspension of payment of Permanent Secretary of
increment the Ministry to which the
officer is attached or in
the case of a Department
not under ministerial con-
trol, the Head of that De-
partment.







Second Column


Officer or Office


Powers


2. All officers appointed Appointment on transfer
t o non pensionable
posts, all officers in the
clerical, technical and
minor salaried staff
grades.


3. Officer whose basic an-
nual salary (whether
fixed or on a scale)
does not exceed $3,336
other than an officer
to whom the Second
Schedule to the Public
Service Commission
Regulations, 1969 ap-
plies.

4. Non pensionable of-
fices the maximum
salary of which does
not exceed $2,400 per
annum.


Disciplinary control not
including dismissal or re-
duction in rank.








Appointment.
Dismissal.
Disciplinary control.


5. Weekly paid, daily paid, Appointment.
temporary or casually Dismissal.
employed officers. Disciplinary control.


Appropriate Authorised
Officer of Authority

Permanent Secretary in
charge of the Ministry to
which the officer is at-
tached and in the case of
transfers between Minis-
tries, a Ministry and a
Department not under
ministerial control or be-
tween two such Depart-
ments the Establishment
Officer.


The Establishment Officer.










Permanent Secretary in
Charge of the Ministry in
which the office exists or,
in the case of a Depart-
ment not under ministe-
rial control, the Head of
that Department or, on
the request of the Perma-
nent Secretary or Head of
Department, the Estab-
lishment Officer.

Permanent Secretary in
charge of the Ministry in
which the officer is or is
to be employed or in the
case of a Department not
under ministerial control,
the Head of that Depart-
ment or, on the request of
the Permanent Secretary
or Head of Department,
the Establishment Officer.


First Column


Third Column





175

Made by the Public Service Commission with the consent of the Premier this
4th day of November, 1969.


D. S. COZIER,
Chairman.


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177

SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1969, No. 48.

THE PUBLIC SERVWEE COMMISSION REGULATIONS, 1969

4 (Gazetted 4th- November, 1969).

Made by the uljlic Service Commission, with the consent of the Premier,
under the provision bf section 77 (13)' o the St. Vincent Constitution Order
1969.
-EART I

PRElIMINARY

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Public Service Title.
Commission Regulations, 1969.
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; "appoint-
ment" means the conferment of an office of emolument in the
public service upon a person;
authorisedd officer" means, in relation to a public officer, a
member of the Commission or an authority or a public officer
to whom the functions of the Commission have been delegated
pursuant to section 78 (2) of the Constitution.
"Chairman" means the chairman of the Commission and in-
cludes any temporary chairman and any member presiding
at meetings of the Commission;
"Commission" means the Public Service Commission estab-
lished by section 77 of the Constitution;
"Constitution" means the Constitution of St. Vincent pro-
vided by the St. Vincent Constitution Order, 1969;
"Member" means any person appointed to the Commission in-
cluding any person appointed to act as a member of the
Commission under the provisions of section 77 of the Con-
stitution.







"office of emolument" in relation to the definition of public
officer means any pensionable or non-pensionable post which
is shown under a Personal Emoluments sub-head in the
Estimates;
"officer" means a person holding or acting in a public office.
"Pensions law" means the Pensions Ordinance, 1948 as amend-
ed by subsequent legislation enacted and any Regulations
made thereunder, or the Pensions Ordinance Cap. 136 as
amended;
"Permanent Secretary" shall include the Head of a Depart-
ment which is not under Ministerial control.
"prescribed form" means the appropriate form as may from
time to time be prescribed by the Commission;
"regulation" means one of the Regulations;
"salary" means basic salary;
"Secretary" means Secretary to the Commission.


PART II

THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Oath to be 3. Every person appointed a member of the staff of the
taken by staff. Commission shall, as soon as possible after appointment, take
the oath or make the affirmation set out in Form I 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 and
place as the Chairman shall determine.
(2) Where a member fails to attend at least three
consecutive meeting-: without reasonable excuse, the Chairman
shall make a report to the Governor.

Procedure, 5. (1) In the absence of the Chairman from any meet-
quorum and ing the members present may elect one of their number to
voting. preside at that meeting.
(2) At any meeting of the Commission three mem-
bers shall constitute a quorum.





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(3) All questions for discussion at a meeting of the
Commission shall be decided by a majority of the votes of
the members.
(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 6 but subject to para-
graph (2) of this regulation, questions may also be decided
by the Commission without a meeting by circulation of the
relevant papers among the members and the expression of
their views in writing and in such cases the decision shall be
the view of the majority of members.
(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 7 are recorded and that copies of such minutes and
decisions are presented for confirmation by the Commission
as soon as practicable at a subsequent meeting or by indi-
vidual members on circulation thereof.
(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 question
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 assist-
ing the Commission in its deliberations and producing any
official documents relating to such matter or question.

9. Any public officer who without reasonable cause or
excuse fails to appear before the Commission when required
to do so, or who fails to comply with any request made by
the Commission or with any requirement of these Regulations
shall be guilty of misconduct.


Decision
otherwise than
at meetings.









Record of
meetings and
decisions.







Consultation
with other
persons.




Failure to
comply with
request from
Commission.


10. No member of the Commission, nor the Secretary, Disclosures.
nor any member of the staff of the Commission shall publish
or disclose to any person otherwise than in the exercise of
his official functions the contents of any document, communi-
cation or information whatsoever which has come to his notice
in the course of his duties.







Obligation to
conform with
Regulations.



Obligation to
hear Permanent
Secretary or
authorised
Officer.
Irregular
representation.


Application for
appointment.


11. The Commission shall not exercise its powers in
connection with the dismissal, the disciplinary punishment
or the termination of appointment otherwise than by way of
dismissal, of any officer in the public service except in accord-
ance with the provisions of these Regulations.

12. The Commission, at the request of a Permanent Sec-
retary or authorised officer shall hear the Permanent Secre-
tary or authorized officer in connection with any recommend-
ation made by him to the Commission.

13. In carrying out its duties under the provisions of
the Constitution and these Regulations, the Commission shall
not take into account any representations made to it other-
wise than in accordance with the Constitution or with these
Regulations.


PART III

APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS AND TRANSFERS

14. Every application for first appointment to the public
service shall be addressed to the Secretary on the prescribed
form.


Reporting of 15. When a vacancy occurs or it is known that a vacancy
vacancies. will occur in any public office in any Department or Ministry,
the Permanent Secretary shall report the fact to the Com-
mission and -
(a) if the Permanent Secretary recommends that the
vacancy should be filled by the appointment or promotion of
an officer serving in that Department or Ministry he will
inform the Commission and, if the promotion of that officer
would involve the superse-sion of any more senior officers in
the Ministry, he will also state the reasons for the super-
session of each officer;
(b) if the Permanent Secretary is unable to recom-
mend the promotion of a serving officer he will inform the
Commission of the names of the most senior officers in the
particular grade or cadre from which the promotion would
normally be made, stating his reasons why he does not con-
sider the officers named to be suitable for promotion to the
vacant post ,
(c) if the Permanent Secretary recommends that
applications to fill the vacancy should be invited from serving
officers or from both serving officers and the general public







he will attach to his report a draft advertisement setting out
details of the vacant post and its duties and the qualifications
for appointment;
(d) if the Permanent Secretary is unable to recom-
mend that the vacancy should be filled immediately he will
so inform the Commission and state his reasons therefore.

16. No appointments to the public service may be made
except to those offices in respect of v.~Jih the powers of the
Commission have been delegated to an authorised officer, be-
fore the Commission has determined the suitability of the
candidate concerned. The 'Secretary will inform the Estab-
lishment Officer of appointments authorised by the Commis-
sion and of the initial rate of salary approved.


Appointments.


17. In the performance of its functions in connection Supervision
with the appointment, promotion or transfer of officers in the of Training.
public service, the Commission shall supervise the selection
of persons for the gr-"t of ,lndy leave and for the award of
scholarships for special training for the public service.


18. (1) The Secreta y shall, when so directed by the
Commission, by circular or by publication ii the Gazette,
give notice of vacancies and any officer may make application
in the prescribed form for appointment to any such vacancy.
Such application shall be forwarded to the Secretary through
the head of Department and Permanent Secretary under whose
authority the applicant is se ving.
(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 qualil-
cations. experience and merit it would be advantageous and
in the best interest of the public service that the service of
a person not already in the service be secured, the Commis-
sion shall take such steel) (including advertisement of the
existence of such vacancy) as it may think necessary for the
filling of such vacancy.

19. (1) In considering lhe eligibility of officers for pro-
motion, the Commission shall take into account the seniority,
experience, educational qualifications, merit and ability to-
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.


Advertisement
of vacancies.


Principles of
s.lLction for
i*romoition.





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(2) The Commission in considering the eligibility of
officers under paragraph (1) of this Regulation for an ap-
pointment on promotion shall attach weight to -
(a) seniority, where promotion is to an office that in-
volves work of a routine nature; or
(b) merit and ability, whe: e promotion is to an office
that involves work of progressively greater and higher res-
ponsibility and initiative than is required for an office specified
in sub-paragraph (a).
(3) In the performance of its functions under para-
graphs (1) and (2) of this regulation the Commission shall
take into account as respects each officer -
(a) his general fitness;
(b) the position of his name on the seniority list;
(c) any special qualifications;
(d) any special course of training that he may have
undergone (whether at the expense of the Gov-
ernment or otherwise),
(c) the evaluation of his overall performance as
reflected in annual confidential reports by any
Permanent Secretary, Head of Department or
other 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 candi
date;
(i) any specific recommendation of the Establish-
ment Officer, Permainnt Secretary or Head of
Department for filling the particular post;
(j) any previous employment of his in the public
service or otherwise;
(k) any special reports for which the Commission
may call;
(1) his devotion to duty.
(4) In addition to the requirement., prescribed in
paragraphs (1). (2) lnd (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. 20. (1) The Secretary shall keep up to date seniority
lists of all officers holding offices in the several grades of the
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(2) The seniority of an officer shall be determined
by the date of his appointment to the particular grade within
the range in which he is serving. The Seniority of officers
promoted to the same grade on the same date shall be deter-
mined by their seniority in their former grade.
(3) The seniority of an officer who resigns volun-
tarily from the public service and is subsequently re-appointed
shall be determined by the date of his re-appointment.

21. The Commission may authorise or recommend pay- Commencing
ment to an officer of a commencing salary at an incremental salary.
point higher than the minimum in the scale attaching to the
office to which he is appointed or promoted.


22. (1) A Permanent Secretary shall ensure that any
recommendations made in relation to an acting appointment
as a prelude to a substantive appointment shall be based on
the principles prescribed in regulation 20 of these Regulations.
(2) Where, in the exigencies of the public service, it
has not been practicable to apply the principles prescribed in
regulation 20 of these Regulations, an officer selected for an
acting appointment in consequence of a recommendation made
under paragraph (1) of this regulation shall not thereby 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 of all eligible officers.

23. (1) Where an acting appointment fails to be made
otherwise than as a prelude to a substantive appointment the
Officer appointed shall -


(a) as a general rule be the senior officer in the Min-
istry or Department eligible for such acting
appointment;
(b) assume and discharge the duties and responsi-
bilities of the office in which he is appointed to
act.
(2) In considering any recommendations for an
acting appointment, the Commission shall examine whether
the exigencies of the service would best be served by trans-
ferring an officer from another Ministry or Department next
in line of seniority to act when there is an officer in the Min-
istry or Department who is capable of performing the duties
of the higher grade, and in such examination the question of
additional Government expenditure for travelling and sub-
sistence allowance and other expenditure shall be borne in
mind.


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









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







Procedure for
appointments.


Selection for
scholarships
and courses.



Confidential
reports to assist
Commission.


24. (1) The Commission shall be responsible for the form
and manner in which applications are to be made for the
appointment to public offices and for the conduct of any
examinations for recruitment to such offices, and shall deter-
mine whether any candidate has the necessary qualifications
for appointment.
(2) The Commission may interview candidates for
appointment and shall consider in respect of each candidate-
(a) his educational qualifications;
(b) his general fitness;
(e) 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, headmaster
or headmistress of a candidate's university, col-
lege or school or any referees named by the
candidates.

25. (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 regulation
18 of the-e Regulation; 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.

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

27. In order to assist the Commission in performing its
functions, Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Departments
shall, in each year on or before the last day of February, fur-
nish to the Secretary confidential reports in respect of officers
serving in their Ministries or Departments. Such reports shall
relate to the twelve months ended on the preceding 31st day
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PART IV

PROBATIONARY APPOINTMENTS

28. (1) On first appointment to the public service, or on Probationary
promotion in the service from a non-pensionable to a pension- service.
able post, an officer will be required to serve a probationary
period of two years unless a shorter term is specified by the
Commission.
(2) At the end of the first three months and again
after a period of twelve months during the probationary period,
Permanent Secretaries shall submit to the Secretary a report 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 De-
partments shall submit a further report and a recommenda-
tion-
(a) that the officer be confirmed in the appointment;
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 shall
inform the officer of his recommendation 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 Commission
is satisfied that the service of an officer on probation has been
satisfactory, the Commission shall confirm him in his appoint-
ment 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 Com-
mission may extend 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 Commission.

29. Where the period of probation of an officer has been Incremental
extended and he is subsequently confirmed in his appointment date where
the Commission may direct that the officer's increment be period of
paid- probation is
extended.







(a) with effect from the date following that on which
the extended period of probation expired without
change in the incremental date; or
(b) with effect from the date following that on which
the extended period of probation expired which
would then become his incremental date.


PART V

DETERMINATION OF APPOINTMENTS
Abandonment 30. An officer who is absent from duty without leave for
of office. a continuous period of one month, unless declared otherwise
by the Commission, shall be deemed to have resigned his office
and thereupon the office becomes vacant and the officer ceases
to be an officer.
Reasons for 31. The service- of an officer may be terminated only for
termination of the reasons stated hereafter-
appointment
(a) where the officer holds a permanent appointment.

(i) on dismissal or removal in consequence of dis-
ciplinary 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 compensation;
(vii) on abolition of office.
(b) Where the officer holds a temporary appoint-
melnt:-
(i) on the expiry or other termination of an appoint-
ment 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 the case
of an officer on probation;
(iv) on the termination of appointment in the case
of an officer holding a non-pensionable office
with no service in a pensionable office;
(v) on the termination of appointment in the public
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(vi) on dismissal or removal in consequence of disci-
plisary proceedings;
(vii) ill-health;
(viii) resignation.
Where the officer is on contract his services shall
be terminated in accordance with the terms of the
contract.

32. An officer who wishes to resign his appointment shall Resignation.
give due notice in writing of his intention to the Establishment
Officer or where an authorised officer is empowered to accept
such notice, to such authorisd officer.

33. An Officer whether holding a pensionable or non- Retirement.
pensionable post will be required to retire on attaining the
age of 55 years.

Provided that:
(a) an officer to whom the provisions of the Pensions
Ordinance Cap. 136 apply shall be required to
retire on attaining the age of 60 years; and
(b) in exceptional circumstances and in the public
interest, a public officer may be permitted by the
Commission to remain in the public service after
he has attained the age of compulsory retirement.

34. (1) Where it appears to a Permanent Secretary that Premature
an officer in his Ministry, who has attained the minimum age Retirement.
specified in the relevant Pension Law for voluntary retirement,
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 con-
sideration by the Commission and the Commission shall if it
thinks fit retire the officer.
(2) Any such officer shall be afforded an opportunity
of submitting to the Commission any representations he may
wish to make regarding his proposed retirement.
(3) Any officer may at any time afler he has attained
the minimum age specified in the Pensions Law for voluntary
retirement, apply to the Commission for permission to retire
and shall in his application state the grounds on which it is
based.
(4) The Commission shall either grant or refuse al
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Termination of
appointment
on abolition of
office or for
facilitating
improvement in
the organisation
of a Ministry
or Department.

























Retirement in
the public
interest.


35. (1) Where a post (being one of a number of like
posts) has been abolished but one or more than one of such
posts remains, the Permanent Secretary or Head of Depart-
ment shall-
(a) if the post is one in respect of which the power
to appoint has been delegated to such 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 Commission a
report theron containing his recommendations,
with reasons therefore, as to which substantive
holder of such post ought to have his appoint-
ment terminated; and the Commission shall deter-
mine which officer's appointment be terminated
or direct 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 Depart-
ment makes any recommendation under this regulation, the
Permanent Secretary or Hetad 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.
36. (1) Where it is represented to the Commission or the
Commission considers it desirable in the public interest that
an officer ought to be required to retire from the public 'er-
vice 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 grounds
on which his retirement is contemplated, and having regard
to 'the conditions of the public service and the usefulness of
the officer thereto, and all the other circumstances of the case,
the Commission is satisfied that it is desirable in the public
interest to do so, it shall require the officer to retire.






37. Where the appointment of an officer is terminated Pension.
under regulations 35, 36 and 37 his service shall terminate on
such date as the Commission may determine and the question
of his pension shall be dealt with in accordance with the pro-
visions of the Pensions Law


PART VT

DISCIPLINE

A-GENERAL
38. (1) Any misconduct or disciplinary offence by an Regulations
office' shall be dealt with under this Part of these Regulations to govern
as soon as possible after the time of it occurrence. discipline
(2) Any case not covered by these Regulations shall
be reported to the Commission, which may issue instructions
as to how the case is to be dealt with and the case shall be
dealt with accordingly.

39. (1) Where an officer is reported to have committed Misconduct or
misconduct or an act of indiscipline, the Permanent Secretary indiscipline to
obe reported
or Head of Department shall forthwith make a repo t to the to the
Commission; Commission.
(2) Subject to pargraph (3) of this regulation, where
the Commission is of the opinion that disciplinary proceedings
should be instituted against an officer, the Commission may
institute disciplinary proceedings against the officer.
(3) Where an offence against any law appears to
have been committed by an officer, the Commission, before
instituting proceedings under pa agraph (2) of this regula-
tion 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 initiate disciplinary proce lings before the deter-
mination of the criminal proceedings so in lituted and the
time allowed for an appeal from such determination has
expired.
(4) Where the Commiis-ion has delegated to an
authorized officer its disciplinary powers in relation to par-
ticular offices or officer.- the provisio:-s of paragraph (1) of
this regulation shall not have effect and the reference to the
Commission in paragraphs (2) and (3) shall be construed as
a reference to that authorised officer.







(5) Reference to an appeal in this paragraph shall
not include an appeal to Her Majesty in Council or an appli-
cation for leave to make such an appeal.

Permanent 40. Nothing in these Regulations shall be deemed to re-
Secretary or strict a Permanent Secretary from reporting to the Police
Head of Depart- directly when an offence against aly law appears to have
meant may
inform police been committed by an officer.
of offence.
Grounds for 41. Where upon a preliminary investigation or a disci-
criminal plinary inquiry an offence against any law appears to have
proceedings. been 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.

No disciplinary 42. (1) Where criminal proceedings have been instituted
proceedings in any Court against an officer, proceedings for his dismissal
while criminal
while erinsal lp11 any grounds arising out of the criminal charge shall
pending. not be taken until after the Court has given judgment and the
time allowed for an appeal from the judgment has expired;
and where an officer after conviction has appealed, proceed-
ings for his dismissal shall not be taken until after the with-
drawal or determination of the appeal.
(2) Nothing in this regulation shall prevent the
officer being interdicted from duty pursuant to regulation 44.
(3) Reference in this regulation to any appeal shall
not include any appeal to or proceeding in relation to appeal
to Her Majesty in Council.


Suspension by
Commission.


Interdiction.


43. (1) Where the Commission becomes aware of any act
of indiscipline or misconduct aid the Commission is of the
opinion that it would be in the public interest, having regard
to the reputation of the public viceic, to do so, the Commis-
sion may direct in writing that the officer concerned will cease
to report for duty until fllther notice from the Commission,
and an officer so directed shall cease to perform fle functions
of his office forthwith.
(2) An officer directed to cease to report for duty in
accordance with the provision- l f paragraph (1) of this regu-
lation shall continue to dr;lw f!,il salary until he is reinstated
or interdicted from the performance of his duties under regu-
lation 44.

44. (1) Where there have been or are about to be in-
stituted against an officer-
(a) disciplinary proceedings; or







(b) criminal proceedings,
and where the Comni. sion is of the opinion that the public
interest requires that that officer should forthwith cease to
perform the functions of his office, the Commission may inter-
dict him from such performance.
(2) An officer so interdicted shall, subject to the
provisions of regulation 48, be permitted to receive such pro-
portion of the salary of his office, not being less than one half,
as the Commission may deem appropriate.
(3) If disciplinary proceedings against any officer
officer result in his exculpation, he shall be entitled to the full
amount of the salary which lie would have received if he had
not been interdicted but if the proceedings result in any
punishment other than dismissal, or if the officer resigns be-
fore the determination of the disciplinary proceedings, the
officer shall be allowed such salary as the Commission may in
the circumstances deem appropriate.
(4) An officer who is under interdiction from duty
may not leave the State without the permission of the Com-
mission.

45. An Officer in respect of whom a disciplinary inquiry Copies of
is to be held shall be entitled without charge to him to receive evidence of
copies of or to be allowed access to any documentary evidence enquiries.
relied on for the purpose of the inquiry. He shall also be
given upon request a copy of the evidence (including copies
of documents tendered in evidence) after the inquiry is closed.

46. An officer acquitted in any Court of a criminal charge, Disciplinary
shall not be dismissed or otherwise punished in respect of any action after
charge of which he has been acquitted, but nothing in this acquittal of
regulation shall prevent his being dismissed or otherwise charminal
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.

47. If an officer is convicted in any Court of a criminal Officer con-
charge, the Commission may consider the relevant proceedings evicted of
of that Court, or such official report relating to the matter as a criminal
the Commission is of the opinion that the officer ought to be charge.
dismissed or subjected to some lesser punishment in respect of
the offence of which he has been convicted the Commission
may thereupon dismiss the officer or impose some lesser punish-
ment upon him without the in-titution of any disciplinary
proceedings under these Regulations.







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


48. (1) An officer convicted of a criminal charge involv-
ing dishonesty, fraud or moral turpitude or convicted of a
criminal charge and sentenced to imprisonment shall not re-
ceive any of his emoluments after the date of such conviction
pending consideration of his case by the Commission.
(2) This regulation shall apply notwithstanding the
pendency of any appeal against conviction.


Disciplinary 49. (1) The penalties which may be imposed on an officer
penalties, against whom a disciplinary charge has been established are:-
(a) dismissal;
(b) reduction in rank;
(c) deferment or withholding of increment;
(d) a fine;
(e) a 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 the time the penalty is imposed.
(3) An officer who is absent from the State without
permission shall be liable to summary dismissal.


Suspension,
deferment and
withholding of
increment.


50. (1) Subject to the provisions of this regulation an
increment shall not be suspended, deferred or withheld except
by the Commission.
(2) The grant of an increment may be prejudiced
by-
(a) lack of efficiency;
(b) unsatisfactory service or conduct; or
(c) failure to pass a requisite examination conditional
to the grant of the officer's increment.
(3) Where a Permanent Secretary or Head of Depart-
ment considers that for any of the reasons specified in sub-
paragraph (a) or (b) of paragraph (2) of this regulation an
officer's increment ought not to be granted he shall-
notify the 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 and report
the matter to the Commission for decision.
(4) Where a Permanent Secretary or Head of De-
partment has notified an officer in accordance with paragraph
(3) of this regulation he may suspend for a period not exeeed-





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ing 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 to 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 Sec-
retary or Head of Department shall take into account the
gravity of the original misconduct or direliction of duty if
any, and the nature of the officer's subsequent behaviour 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 judgment and
allow for reformation or otherwise;
(b) "deferment" is a substantial fine; and
(c) "witholdhng" i a very serious penalty which
deprives the officer of the amount of that incre-
ment during each subsequent year of his service
until the office- 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 ha;i been withheld the Com,
mission may at any subsequent incremental date grant to the
officer concerned a special inclement in addition to his ordin-
ary increment.

B-P PROCEDURE
51. (1) Where a report of indiscipline or misconduct by Proceedings for
an officer whose annual salary (whether fixed or in a scale) misconduct or
exceeds $3,336 is made to the Commision under regulation 40 indiscipline not
a warranting
and the Commission is of the opi.iion that the indiscipline or dismissal of an
misconduct alleged, if proved, would not be sufficiently serious officer whose
to warrant proceedings under ie elation 53 with a view to annual salary
dismissal, but would be sufficiently serious to warrant a lesser exceeds $3,336.
punishment, the Commission shall direct the Permanent Sec-
retary or Head of Department to initiate disciplinary proceed-
ings against the officer.
(2) The Permanent Secretary or Head of Department
shall thereupon after such preliminary investigation and such
consultation with the Attorney General as he may consider







necessary, forward to the officer a written statement of the
charge or charges against him and shall call upon him to
state in writing, within a period, not exceeding seven days,
any grounds upon which he relies to exculpate himself.
(3) The Permanent Secretary or Head of Department
will forward his report, the statement of the charge or charges,
the reply, if any, of the officer and his own comments thereon
to the Commission.
(4) If, upon consideration of the report of the Per-
manent Secreta'y or Head of Department including the
grounds, if any, upon which the officer relies to exculpate him-
self, the Commission is of the opinion that no further investi-
gation is necessary, it may forthwith determine the punish-i.
ment, if any, other than dismissal, or reduction in rank which
should be imposed upon the officer.
(5) If, upon consideration of the report of the Per-
manent Secretary, including the grounds, if any, upon which
the officer relies to exculpate himself, the Commission is of
the opinion that the matter should be further investigated, the
Commission shall appoint a public officer or officers to inquire
into the matter. Such public officer or officers shall be selected
with due regard to the standing of the officer who-e conduct
is under inquiry.
(6) The inquiry shall be conducted in accordance
with sub-paragraphs (e) to (k) inclusive of paragraph 2 of
regu!ntion 53.
(7) The Commission upon consideration of the report
of the public officer or officers appointed to hold the inquiry
may, if it is of the opinion that the report should be amplified
in any way or that further investigation is desirable, refer the
matter back to the public officer or officers for further inves i-
gation and report.
(8) The Commission, upon conside.alion of the report
of the public ficer or officers appointed to hold the inquiry or
of any further report called for under the provisions of para-
graph (7) of this regulation .hall determine the punishment,
if any, other than dismnis.;a!, to be imposed upon the officer.
(9) Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of this
regulation, if at any stage during the proceedings taken under
it-
(a) it appears to the Commission that the offence, if
proved, would justify dismissal; or





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(b) the Commission considers that if the offence is
proved, proceedings for the retirement of the
officer from the public service on grounds of
public interest would be more appropriate;
the proceedings so taken shall be discontinued and the pro-
cedure prescribed in regulation 36 or 53, as the case may be,
shall be followed.

52. (1) Where a Permanent Secretary or Head of Depart-
ment considers it necessary to institute disciplinary proceed-
ings against an officer whose annual salary (whether fixed or
in a scale) is $3,336 or less in accordance with the provisions
of regulation 39 but is of the opinion that the indiscipline or
misconduct alleged, if proved, would not be sufficiently serious
to warrant proceedings under regulation 53 with a view to
dismissal, but would be sufficiently serious to warrant a lesser
punishment, the Permanent Secretary or Head of Department,
after such preliminary investigation and such consultation
with the Attorney General as lie may consider necessary, shall
forward to 1he officer a written statement of the charge or
charges against the officer and shall call upon the officer to
state in writing, withiSi a period not exceeding 7 days, any
grounds upon which he relies to exculpate himself.
(2) Upon consideration of the officer's exculpatory
statement and after such further investigations as he may
consider necessary, the Permanent Secretary or Head of De-
partment shall forward his report, the statement of the charge
or charges, the reply, if any, of the officer and his own com-
ments thereon to the Establishment Officer; provided that
where disciplinary proceedings under this regulation have
been initiated by a Head of Department the report shall be
forwarded to the Establishment Officer though the Permanent
Secretary who will append his comments thereon.
(3) If, upon consideration of the report of the Per-
manent Secretary or Head of Department, including the
grounds, if any, upon which the officer relies to exculpate
himself, the Establishment Officer i.s of the opinion that no
further investigation is necessary lie may forthwith determine
the punishment, if any, other th;,i dismissal or reduction in
rank which should be imposed up,',l the officer, and report his
decision to the Secretary for the information of the Com-
mission.
(4) If, upon consideration of the report of the Per-
manent Secretary or Head of Department including the
grounds, if any, upon which the officer relies to exculpate
himself, the Establishment Officer is of the opinion that the
matter should be further investigated or that a punishment
of dismissal or dismissal or reduction in rank would be justi-


Proceedings for
misconduct not
warranting
dismissal of
officer whose
annual salary
is $3,336 or less.






fled if the offence is proved, he will refer the matter, with his
comments to the Secretary for consideration by the Com-
mission.
(5) If, upon consideration of the report of the Per-
manent Secretary or Head of Department, including the
grounds, if any, upon which the officer relies to exculpate
himself, the Commission is of the opinion that no further in-
vestigation is necessary, it may forthwith determine the
punishment, if any, other than dismissal, which should be
imposed upon the officer.,
(6) If, upon consideration of the report of the Per-
manent Secretary or Head of Department including the
grounds, if any, upon which the officer relies to exculpate
himself, the Commission is of the opinion that the matter
should be further investigated, the Commission shall appoint
a public officer oi officers to inquire into the matter. Such
public officer or officers shall be selected with due regard to
the standing of the officer whose conduct is under inquiry.
(7) The inquiry shall be conducted in accordance with
sub-paragraphs (e) to (k) inclusive of paragraph 2 of regu-
lation 53.
(8) The Commission upon consideration of the report
of the public officer or officers appointed to hold the inquiry
may, if it is of the opinion that the report should be amplified
in any way or that further investigation is desirable, refer
the matter back to the public officer or officers for further
investigation and report.
(9) The Commi:sion, upon consideration of the re-
port of the public officer or officers appointed to hold the
inquiry or of any further report called for under the pro-
visions of paragraph (8) of this regulation shall determine
the punishment, if any, other than dismissal, to be imposed
upon the officer.
(10) Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of this
diegulaiion, if at any stage during the proceedings taken
under it-
(a) it appeal s to the Commission that the offence, if
proved, would justify dismissal; or
(b) the Commission considers that if the offence is
proved, proceedings for the retirement of the
officer from the public service on grounds of
public interest would be more appropriate;
the proceedings so taken ,hall be discontinued and the pro-
cedure prescribed in regulation 36 or 53, as the case may be
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53. (1) Subject to the provisions of these Regulations Proceedings for
an officer may be dismissed only in accordance with the pro- dismissal.
cedure prescribed by this regulation.
(2) The following procedure shall apply to an in-
vestigation with a view to the dismissal of an officer whose
basic annual salary (whether fixed or in a scale) exceeds
$3,336.-
(a) Where a report of indiscipline or misconduct by
an officer is made to the Commission under regu-
lation 39 and the Commission is of the opinion
that the indiscipline or misconduct alleged, if
proved, would justify his dismissal from the
public service, the Commission shall direct the
Permanent Secretary to initiate disciplinary
proceedings against the officer.
(b) The Permanent Secrelary shall thereupon, after
such preliminary investigation as he considers
necessary and after consulting the Attorney
General as to the terms of the charge or charges,
forward to the officer a statement of the charge
or charges against him which shall contain such
particulars as may be necessary for giving
reasonable information as to the nature of the
charge, and call upon such officer to state in
writing, within a period not exceeding 14 days
any grounds upon which he relies' to exculpate
himself.
(c) The Permanent Secretary shall forward his re-
port, the statement of the charge or charges, the
reply, if any, of the officer charged and his own
comments thereon to the Commission.
(d) If upon consideration of the report of the Per-
manent Secretary and of the grounds, if any,
upon which the officer relies to exculpate him-
self, the Commission is of the opinion that pro-
ceedings for the dismissal of the officer should
be continued, it shall appoint a Tribunal con-
sisting of not less than three members who shall
be public officers, to inquire into the matter.
One member of the Tribunal shall be a judge,
magistrate or a public officer with legal quali-
fications, and the other members shall be selected
with due regard to the standing of the officer
concerned and to the nature of the charges made
against him.







(e) the Tribunal shall inform the officer charged that
on a day specified the Tribunal will inquire into
the charges and that he will be permitted to
appear before the Tribunal and defend himself.
(f) 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 ui.cd against him unless he has pre-
viously been supplied with a copy thereof or
given access thereto;
(g) the Tribunal shall permit the officer charged or
the person or authority preferring the charges
to be represented by a public officer or by a
solicitor or counsel if he so desires.
(h) if during the course of the inquiry further
grounds of dismissal are disclosed, these shall
be reported to the Commission. If the Com-
mission thinks fit to proceed against the officer
upon such grounds, it shall cause the officer to
be furnished with the written charge and the
this regluation in 'espect of the original charge;
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;
(j) the Tribunal having completed its inquiry shall
forward a report on its findings to the Commis-
sion together with the record of the charges pre-
ferred, the evidence led, the defence and other
proceedings relevant to the enquiry. The report
of the Tribunal shall include-
(i) a statement whether, in the opinion of the
Tribunal the officer has or has not commit-
ted the offence or offences charged and a
brief statement of the reason for their
opinion;
details of any matters which, in the opinion
of the Tribunal aggravate or mitigate the
gravity of the case;
(iii) a summing up and such comments as will
indicate clearly the opinion of the Tribunal
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(k) the Tribunal shall not make any recommenda-
tion regarding any punishment to be imposed;
(1) the Commission, after consideration of the re-
poit of the Tribunal, may, if it is of the opinion
that the report should be amplified in any way- or
that further inquiry is de irable, refer the matter
back to the Tlibunal for further inquiry and
report; such further inquiry to include calling
upon the officer for h;s d,-f cee, if in the opinion
of the Commis-ion, he hiotid have been called
upon for the same.
(m) the Commission after consideration of the report
of the Tribunal or of any further report called
for under the provisions of the preceding sub-
paragraph, shall determine the punishment, if
any, including retirement from the public service
under the provisions of relation 37 which
should be imposed upon the ,'_'er.
(3) The procedure 'iresciibed by paragraph (2) of
this regulation shall apply to an investigation with a view to
the dismissal of an officer who.e basic annual salary (whether
fixed or in a scale) does not exceed $4,000 except that the
charges may, at the discretion of the Commission be investi-
gated by a Permanent Secretary, Head of Department or such
other officer or officers as may be appointed by the Commission.
(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 inquiry or investigation under this
regulation unless in the opinion of the Commission such in-
quiry or investigation is likely to find such circumstances as
may modify the view taken of and the punishment to be
imposed for the offence.
(5) The procedure in regard to the disciplinary con-
trol of officers holding non-pensionible pots the maximum
annual salary of which is le-s than $2,400 and such public
officers as may be weekly o. daily npid, or in casual employ-
ment, shall be as specified in tlne Second Schedule to these
Regulations.

54. Where proceedings have been taken against a public
officer under the provision: of this part of these Regulations,
such officer shall be informed in writing:-
(a) of the decision but nlit of the reasons therefore,
on each charge which has been preferred against
him; and





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Appeals.


Decision not to
take effect
pending deter-
imination of
appeal.




Service of
documents.


(b) of the penalty, if any, or other punishment to be
imposed;
(c) of his right of appeal to the Public Service Board
of Appeal against any decision of the Commission
or to the Commission against any decision of any
public officer and of the time within which an
appeal must be lodged.

55. An appeal by a public officer, including an officer to
whom the Second Schedule applies, shall lie to the Commis-
sion again-t an o.der made in relation to him in disciplinary
proceedings by a Permanent Secretary or other public officer
exercising powers of disciplinary control under the provi-
sions of these Regulations; except that no appeal shall be
entertained unless it is received by the Secretary within 14
days from the date upon which the decision is addressed to
the officer.

56. Where an appeal lies to the Public Service Board of
Appeal or to the Commission against a decision taken under
thee Regulations or the Second Schedule to remove a public
officer from office or to exe cise disciplinary control over a
public officer, such decision shall not take effect pending the
determination of the appeal, or if no appeal against the
decision is lodged, pending the expiry of the time within
which it is specified that an appeal must be lodged.

57. Where, under the provisions of these Regulations-
it is nece sary either-
(i) to Fe ve any nolcce, charge or other docu-
ment upon a public officer; or
(ii) to communicate any information to any pub-
lic officer by reason of such officer having
absented himself from duty; and
(b) it is not possible to effect such service upon or
communicate such information to such officer
personally;
it shall be sufficient if such notice, charge, or other document
or letter containing sich information, be served upon such
officer by podt to his last known address.







PART VII
MISCELLANEOUS
58. Any public officer who submits any matter for the Production o
consideration of the Commission shall ensure that all relevant relevant
documents and papers are made available to the Commission documents e
and the Commission may require the production of any fur-
ther documents relevant to the case.
59. All correspondence for the Commission from Per- Corresponde,
manent Secretaries and Heads of Departments and other per-
sons shall be addressed to the Secretary unless otherwise
provided by these Regulations.
60. (1) Regulations 34, 35, 39, 40, 42, 45, 46, 47 and 50 Application.
shall apply to an officer to whom the Second Schedule applies,
but shall not apply to any person who is daily-paid, weekly-
paid or ca' ually employed.
(2) Save as is otherwise provided in paragraph (1)
of this regulation and the Second Schedule to these Regula-
tions, Parts III, IV and V of these Regulations shall not apply
to an officer to whom that Schedule applies.
61. The Public Service Commission Regulations, 1968 are Repeal of
hereby revoked. Public Scrvi


ADDENDUM to the Public Service Commirsion Regulations,
1969'.

62. Notwithstanding Regulation 62(1) where an investi-
gation is being made or an enquiry is pending in respect of
a charge of alleged indiscipline or misconduct of an officer
before the date on which these regulations come into force,
such investigation or enquiry shall continue and be determined
in accordance with the Public Service Comini-sion Regulations,
1968, lead with the modifications and adaptations made neces-
sary by the coming into force of the Coustitution of Saint
Vincent set out in Schedule 2 to the Srint Vincent Constitu-
tion Order, 1969.
FORM I


Regulations
1968.


.f
tc.


ice.


re


S. ........................................................... ......................................... ................... do sw ea r (o r solem n ly
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 Colnni-sion which may come to my knowledge, in the course of
my duties as Secretary/


Commission.
So help me God. (To be omitted in affirmation).
Sworn/Declared before me this day of


to the






















Authorised
officer may
make certain
appointments.


SECOND SCHEDULE

(Regulations 54(5) & 61

PRELIMINARY
This Schedule applies to the holders of non-pensionable
posts the maximum annual salary of which is less than $2,400.
Save as is otherwise herein provided, all such officers shall be
subject to the provisions of Gecneral Orders and Financial
Regulations in so far as they are applicable

In This Schedule unless the context otherwise requires,
"Officer" means an officer to whom this Schedule applies.

APPOINTMENTS
i. The appropriate authorised officer is herby authoiised
to make appointments of persons temporarily or permanently
to non-pensionable posts in a Ministry or Department where
the maximum annual salary attached to such po-ts is less than
$2,400 and to make appointments of such public officers as may
be weekly o" daily paid or be casually employed in accordance
with the provisions of this Schedule.


Letter of 2. Every officer other than an officer who is to be daily
appointment. paid or whose employment is to be casual shall on appointment
receive an appropriate letter of appointment in Form I, or II,
of Annex hereto.

Confidential (1) The appropriate authorised officer shall in each
reports. year cause to be furnished to him by such senior officer as he
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 whos-e next promotion: is to a pensionable post that report
shall be forwarded to the Secretary by the authorized officer.

PROBATIONARY SERVICE AND TERMINATION
OF APPOINTMENTS


Probationary
service.


4. Every officer 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


202







officer is satisfied that the performance of the officer has been
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 author-
ised officer, in the case of a weekly-paid officer on two weeks'
notice in writing or payment of two weeks' salary in lieu
thereof, and in the case of an officer paid on a monthly basis,
on one month's salary in lieu thereof.

5. The appointment of any officer (other than an unestab-
lished officer, a daily-paid or casual officer) may on three
months' 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
employee is attached.

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

7. The appointment of a daily-paid or casual officer may
be termisated at the end of any day

DISCIPLINE

8. (1) Where there have been or are about to be institu-
ted against an officer-
(a) disciplinary proceedings; or
(b) criminal proceedings,
or where an authorised officer becomes aware of any misconduct
on the pa t of an officer and considers it desirable in the public
interest that such officer should forthwith cease to perform the
functions of his office, the authorised officer may forthwith in-
terdict such officer from the performance of those functions.


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




Termination of
employment of
unestablished
officer.


Termination of
employment of
daily-paid or
casual officers.


203





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(2) An officer so interdicted shall during the period
of interdiction be permitted to receive such proportion not
being less than half of his salary, as the authorised officer may
decide.
(3) If disciplinary proceedings against any such offi-
cer 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
punishment other than dismissal or if the officer resigns before
the conclusion of the disciplinary proceedings the officer shall
be allowed such salary as the authorised officer may in the
circumstances think appropriate.

Penalties. 9. (1) The penalties which may be imposed where a dis-
ciplinary charge has been established are-
(a) dismissal;
(b) reduction in rank;
(c) withholding or deferment of increment;
(d) fines not exceeding one-half of one month's salary,
or in the case of an officer paid on a weekly basis,
not exceeding two weeks' salary, regard being
had in every case in delerminilg the amount of
a fine to the economic circumstances of the
employee;
(e) reprimand.
(2) Where a fine is impo.ied it shall be deducted from
the salary of the officer by such instalments as may be specified
at the time the penalty is imposed.

Power of 10. The appropriate autlorised office:. may summarily dis-
summary miss an officer in the circumntances and with effect from the
cdimissal. date hereinafter respectively specified-
(a) Where lie is absent from the State without per-
mission, with effect from the date of his departure
from the State;
(b) where he is absent from duty without permission
for seven days, with effect from the first day of
such absence;
(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 inquiry into charges
against him with effect from the date of such
failure;





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(e) subject to regulation 43 where he is convicted
of a criminal charge involving dishonesty, fraud
or moral turpitude or is sentenced to imprison-
ment on conviction 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-paragraphs (c) or (d) of this
paragraph if the authorised officer is satisfied that owing to
illness or other reasonable cause the officer was prevented
fiom replying to such charges, or from attending such inquiry.

11. (i) If it is repretente4 to the appropriate authorised
officer that an officer has been guilty of misconduct and that
authorized officer is of opinion that the misconduct alleged is
not so serious as to warrant proceedings with a view to dis-
missal, lie 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 adequate opportunity of making his defence.
(2) If the authorized officer is of the opinion that the
allegation is proved, he may impose upon the officer such pun-
ishment (other than dismissal) as may seem just.

12. The following procedure shall apply to an investiga-
tion with a view to dismissal of an officer (other than an
unestablished, temporary, daily-paid or casually employed
officer)-
The authorised officer shall as soon as practicable cause to be
delivered to the officer written charges specifying the nature
of the offences and informing the officer in writing-
(a) that a written reply to the charges and any
observations the officer may desire to make there-
on must be received 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 officer may attach to the written reply
statements from his witnesses; and
(c) that the officer may elect in his written reply
either to have the charge. dealt with by the
authorised officer on the basis of the written reply
and the statements (if any) of the officer's wit-
nesses, or to have an oral inquiry before such
person as the authorised officer may appoint for
the purpose; and that if no election is made the


Proceedings in
respect of
misconduct
not warranting
dismissal.








Procedure in
respect of
misconduct
warranting
dismissal.







officer will be ores mned to have elected to have
the charges dealt with on the basis of the written
reply.
Finding of 13. (1) Where an oral inquiry is not held, the authorised
authorised officer shall consider the charges, the written reply and the
officer. statements (if any) and shall find as a fact whether or not any
of the charges has been established.
(2) If he finds that the changes have not been estab-
lished, lie shall so inform the officer in writing.
(3) If lie finds that any of the charges has been estab-
lished, he shall so inform the officer in writing and shall also
inform the officer of the penalty to be imposed upon him and
of his right of appeal against the decision of the authorised
officer.
(4) The record of an inquiry held under this Schedule
after it is completed, shall be referred without delay to the
Commission.

Holding of 14. (1) An oral inquiry shall be held by the appropriate
enquiry. authorized 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 inquiry, shall be
communicated in writing to the officer charged by the officer
holding the inquiry and it shall be the responsibility of the
officer charged to see that his witnesses (if any) attend the
inquiry; but if any nuch witness is in the public service, on
application by the officer charged to the officer holding the
inquiry such witness shall be allowed time to attend the in-
quiry.
(3) Where it is decided to hold an oral inquiry, the
officer charged 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) At an orel inquiry the officer holding the inquiry
shall first hear the evidence in support of the charges, and
permit the officer charged to put questions to the witnesses, and
shall then hear the evidence of the employee and his witnesses,
who may also be questioned. Notes of the proceedings shall
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(5) Whe:e an oral inquiry is held by an officer other
than the appropriate authorised officer, the officer holding the
inquiry shall consider the charges and the written reply
and the statements (if any) and the evidence given at the
oral inquiry; he shall find as a fact whether or not any of the
charges has been established, and shall report his findings to
the appropriate authorised officer.
(6) The authorised officer hall consider the findings
and shall take action in accordance w:t'i t+] provisions of sub-
paragraphs (2), (3) and (4) of paragraph 13 of this Schedule.

15. An appeal by an officer other than an unestablished, Right of
temporary, daily-paid or casuallv employed officer shall lie appeal.
to the Commission again-t any decision made in relation to
him in disciplinary proceedings held under this Schedule, ex-
cept that no appeal shall be entertained in any case unless it
is received by the Secretary within fourteen days of the date
upon which the officer is informed of the d(' vision.


16. The following ii, -o-)c. re -hall apply only to unestab-
lished, temporary, daily-paid or cast.ally employed officers-
(a) the appropriate authorized officer may, after such
informal inquiry as he may think fit, provided
that he has given opportunity to the temporary
officer to be head in his defence, forthwith dis-
miss a temporary officer if lie is satisfied that such
officer has been guilty of any misconduct;
(b) the appropriate authorised officer may, without
an inquiry being held or without giving any
reason, dismiss a temporary officer 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;


Procedure in
relation to
unestablished,
temporary,
daily-paid and
casual
employees.


(c) every daily-paid or casual officer may be dis-
missed by the appropriate authorized officer with-
out an enquiirv being l:eld and without reason
or notice being given.







(Paragraph 2)


Original:
Duplicate:
Triplicate:
Quadruplicate:

Quintuplicate
Sextuplicate:


to officer
to Eablishmeint Officer
to Accountant General
to Permanent Secretary or Head of
Department
to Director of Audit
to Secretary. P.S.C.


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 wi' be terminable at any time
within two years on two weeks' notice in w iting and at any time after two
years three months' notice in writing on either si!;, subject to the rights of
the Public Service Conmi sion exercisable diree ly or thro igh authorised
officers to dismiss the officer in accordance with the procedure.

3. *The offer is subject to your p];s-ing an ex:minination as to your physi-
cal fitness conducted by a doctor in the public sert ice.

4. The salary attached to the app))intment i:' in the salary scale...............
Your starting salary, will be at Ihe rate of $........................................
per annum*/montlih/week: paid monthly at u(.ch intervals as may be laid
down by the Government. You will be eligible for the award of increments
of salary annually in the salary scale attached to your appointment, subject
to satisfetory conduct and perforinnce of your duties.


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ANNEX

FORM I





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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,
19 General Orders, Financial Regulations and such other regulations as the
Government may introduce for the conduct of officers and the despatch of
business. 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 III of the dupli-
cate 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)



PART TT

T o : .....................................................
I accept the offer of appointment made in Part I above, and the conditions
of the offer.

D ated ............................................................. Signed


PART III

To: The Establishment Officer

Forwarded for necessary action
has been engaged with effect from

S ig n e d .......................................................... .................. .......................
(Permanent Secretary/Head of Department)

Dated Department

M in istry ......................................................... ........................
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 Auditor General
Sextuplicate: Secretar. P.S.C.

THE GOVERNMENT OF ST VINCENT

File Reference Office of the

dated

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 weekly*/monthly*
(c) You will be subject to the provisions of the Public Service Commis-
sion Regulations, 19 governing the discipline and conditions of service of
employees and, so far as they are applicable, General Orders, Financial Regu-
lations 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
Permanent Secretary/Head 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)





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Made by the Public Service Commission with the consent of the Premier
this 4th day of November, 1969.

D. S. COZIER,
Chairman.



PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price $1.40. ]
1969.




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