CHAPTER 241
POLICE FORCE AND PRISONS SERVICE COMMISSION ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

   3.   Application.

PART II
THE POLICE FORCE AND PRISONS SERVICE COMMISSION

   4.   Establishment of the Commission.

   5.   Functions of the Commission.

   6.   Appointment, promotion and confirmation.

   7.   Disciplinary authority and procedure.

   8.   Dismissal and removal.

   9.   Appeals.

PART III
PROVISIONS RELATING TO MEMBERSHIP OF COMMISSION AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMISSION

   10.   Tenure of office.

   11.   Vice-Chairman to act in the absence of Chairman.

   12.   Vacancy.

   13.   Oaths of members.

   14.   Communications of Commission privileged.

   15.   Prohibition of unauthorised disclosure of information.

   16.   Penalty for attempting to influence the Commission.

   17.   Prosecutions.

   18.   Protection of members.

PART IV
SPECIAL PROVISIONS

   19.   Pension of Police and Prisons Officers.

   20.   Gratuity of Police and Prisons Officers.

   21.   Compensation of Police and Prisons Officers.

PART V
GENERAL PROVISIONS

   22.   Regulations.

   23.   Savings.

SCHEDULE

CHAPTER 241
THE POLICE FORCE AND PRISONS SERVICE COMMISSION ACT

An Act to establish the Police and Prisons Service Commission, to define its functions and to provide for related matters.

[1st July, 1990] 1
[G.N. No. 177 of 1990]

Act No. 8 of 1990

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-3)

1.    Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Police Force and Prisons Service Commission Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Assistant Commissioner" means Assistant Commissioner of Police and Prisons respectively;

   "Chairman" means the Chairman and includes the Vice-Chairman or any person acting in that capacity;

   "Commission" means the Police Force and Prisons Service Commission established under section 4 of this Act;

   "member", in relation to the Commission, means a member of the Commission and includes the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman of the Commission;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for home affairs;

   "Police or Prisons Officer" means an officer in the service of the Police Force or the Prisons Service;

   "Permanent Secretary" means the Permanent Secretary for home affairs;

   "service" means service in the in the Police Force and Prisons Service.

3.   Application

   (1) This Act shall apply in relation to service in the Police Force and in the Prisons Service.

   (2) The power of appointment, promotion, confirmation and termination of appointment of Police and Prisons Officers above the rank of Assistant Commissioner is vested in the President of the United Republic.

   (3) The power of appointment, promotion, confirmation and termination of appointment of Police and Prisons Officers in the rank of Assistant Inspector up to and including that of the Assistant Commissioner is vested in the Commission.

   (4) The power of appointment, promotion and termination of Police and Prison Officers below the rank of Assistant Inspector is vested in the Inspector-General of Police and the Principal Commissioner of Prisons respectively.

PART II
THE POLICE FORCE AND PRISONS SERVICE COMMISSION (ss 4-9)

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