CHAPTER 22:04
LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   SECTION

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Unification of all local government services of local authorities

   4.   Election to join Local Government Service

   5.   No election to join Local Government Service after six months

   6.   Terms and conditions of service upon entry into Local Government Service

   7.   Calculation of pensions and gratuities on retirement

   8.   Effect of non-election to join Local Government Service

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE COMMISSION

   9.   Establishment and composition of the Local Government Service Commission

   10.   Disqualifications from membership of Commission

   11.   Tenure of office of members of Commission

   12.   Remuneration and allowances of members of Commission

PART III
ADMINISTRATION

   13.   Secretary to the Commission

   14.   Deputy Secretary to the Commission

PART IV
FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE COMMISSION

   15.   Functions and powers of the Commission

PART V
FUNDS OF THE COMMISSION

   16.   Funds of the Commission

   17.   Annual budget

   18.   Books, accounts, audit and reports

PART VI
MISCELLANEOUS

   19.   Regulations

   20.   Non-application of Act

       Schedule

37 of 1981
19 of 1995
G.N. 13/1983

An Act to provide for the establishment, functions and powers of the Local Government Service Commission, for the unification of the local government services of all local authorities into a Local Government Service, to regulate the appointment and terms and conditions of service of persons joining the Service, and to make provision for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto

[1ST FEBRUARY 1983]

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

    This Act may be cited as the Local Government Service Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   “Commission” means the Local Government Service Commission established under section 9;

   “contract officer” means an officer in the employment of a local authority under a written contract containing terms of service individual to such officer;

   “employee” means a person employed by a local authority as an industrial class employee or as a temporary employee;

   “local government officer” means a public officer employed by the Ministry of Local Government;

   “officer” means a person employed by a local authority holding a rank higher than that of an industrial class employee.

3.   Unification of all local government services of local authorities

   (1) On and after the commencement of, and to the extent provided by, this Act, the local government services of all local authorities in Malawi shall be unified into one consolidated service, to be known as the Local Government Service (hereinafter called the "Service").

   (2) Subject to the provisions of this Act, every local government officer, officer and employee having elected pursuant to section 4 to join the Service shall be deemed to be an officer in, or employee of, the Service and shall thereafter at all times, and to the extent provided by this Act, be subject to the jurisdiction and control of the Service, and to all appropriate and relevant regulations and rules relating to officers or employees of the Service, as are from time to time made and in force under this Act.

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