The Civil Service Commission
The Commission shall be a body corporate.
The Commission shall consist of a chairman (to be known as the First Civil
Service Commissioner) and six other members who may appoint one of their
number to be deputy chairman.
The members of the Commission shall hold and vacate office in accordance
with such terms as may be prescribed by or under regulations made by the
Minister of the Civil Service and, on vacating office, shall be eligible for
Regulations under sub-paragraph (2) shall be made by statutory instrument
which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either
A member of the Commission may at any time by notice in writing to the
Minister resign his office.
shall pay to its members such remuneration and allowances (if any) as the
Minister may determine; and
as regards any member in whose case the Minister may so determine, shall
pay such pension to or in respect of him, or make such payments towards the
provision of such pension as the Minister may determine.
If a person ceases to be a member of the Commission, and it appears to the Minister
that there are special circumstances which make it right that he should receive
compensation, the Minister may require the Commission to pay to that person a sum
of such amount as the Minister may determine.
The procedure (including the quorum) of the Commission shall be such as it
The validity of any proceeding of the Commission shall not be affected by
any vacancy among its membership or by any defect in the appointment of
The Commission shall appoint—
with the approval of the Minister, a chief officer; and
such number of other employees as it may determine.
The Commission shall pay to its employees such remuneration and allowances as it
The Commission shall in the case of its employees—
pay such pension to or in respect of them;
make such payments towards the provision of such pensions; or
provide and maintain such schemes (whether contributory or not) for the
payment of such pensions,
In this paragraph any reference to the payment of pensions to or in respect of the
Commission's employees includes a reference to the payment of pensions by way of
compensation to or in respect of any of the Commission's employees who suffer loss
of office or employment or loss or diminution of emoluments.
The Commission shall keep proper accounts and other records, and shall
prepare for each financial year a statement of account in such form as the
Minister with the approval of the Treasury may direct and submit those
statements of account to the Minister at such time as he may with the
approval of the Treasury direct.
The Minister shall, as respects each financial year, send the Commission's
statement of accounts to the Comptroller and Auditor General not later than
the end of November following the financial year.
The Comptroller and Auditor General shall examine, certify and report on
the statement of accounts and lay copies of it, together with his report, before
each House of Parliament.
The Commission, for the purpose of providing itself with office or other
accommodation in connection with the exercise of any of its functions, may
acquire land, erect and maintain buildings or other structures thereon, and,
when the land is no longer required for such purpose, dispose of it.
Any land occupied by the Commission shall, for the purpose of any rate on
property, be treated as if it were property occupied by or on behalf of the
Crown for public purposes.
“the Commission” means the Civil Service Commission;
“financial year” means the period commencing with the appointed day
and ending with 31st March following that day, and each successive
“the Minister” means the Minister for the Civil Service;
“pension” includes allowance or gratuity.