Public service

 

 

 

CHAPTER 1:03

 

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CHAPTER 1:03

PUBLIC SERVICE

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

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PART I

Preliminary

1. Short title

2. Application

PART II

Fundamental Principles for the Administration of the
Public Service

3. Character of the public service

4. Entry and advancement to be based on merit

5. Appointment to posts

6. Appointment of public officers above the rank of under secretary

7. Fair and equal treatment of public officers

8. Equal pay

9. Code of conduct

10. Deployment of public officers

11. Retention of public officers

12. Promotion and training

13. Welfare, etc., for public officers

14. General approach in the management of the public service

PART III

Public Service Administration and Management

15. Constitution and abolition of public offices

16. The head of the public service

17. Functions of the head of the public service

18. Establishment of post of Secretary for Human Resource
Management and Development

19. Establishment of Department of Human Resource Management
and Development

20. Responsibilities of the Secretary for Human Resource
Management and Development

PART IV

Administration of Ministries and Departments

21. Responsibilities of Principal Secretaries and heads of department

22. Supervision of administration of ministries

23. Accountability of Principal Secretaries and heads of
department

24. Accountability by management

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PART v

Individual Rights and Responsibilities of Public Officers

25. Responsibility and role of officers

26. Right of officers regarding terms and conditions of service

PART vI

Miscellaneous

27. Restriction on termination of the service of public officers

28. The Civil Service Commission, etc.

29. Retirement age

30. Regulations

31. Savings

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19 of 1994
G.N. 51/1994

An Act to make provision for the administration of the public
service and for matters ancillary thereto or connected therewith

[1st August, 1994]

PART I

Preliminary

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Public Service Act.

2.

Application

This Act shall apply with respect to the administration of the public service save as otherwise provided under any written law with respect to any part of the public service.

PART II

Fundamental Principles for the Administration of the
Public Service

3.

Character of the public service

The public service shall—

(a) aim to deliver services to the public in an efficient and effective manner;

(b) be the instrument for generating and maintaining public confidence in the Government;

(c) be impartial, independent and permanent so as to enable the public to continue to receive Government services and in order that the executive functions of the Government continue uninterrupted irrespective of which political party is in power;

(d) be guided only by concerns of the public interest and of the welfare of the public in the delivery of services and the formulation and implementation of development projects;

(e) aim to achieve and maintain the highest degree of integrity and proper conduct amongst the personnel at all grades.

4.

Entry and advancement to be based on merit

Entry into and advancement within the public service shall be determined solely on the basis of merit, namely, relative ability,
knowledge, skill and aptitude after fair and open competition which
assures that all citizens receive equal opportunity.

5.

Appointment to posts

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