MUNICIPAL SERVICE COMMISSION ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Establishment and constitution of the Municipal Service Commission

   4   Grant of leave of absence to members

   5   Tenure of office

   6   Remuneration of chairman and members of the Commission

   7   Validity of proceedings

   8   Appointment of officers and servants of the Commission

   9   Expenses of the Commission

   10   The chairman and members of Commission shall take an oath

   11   Protection of chairman and members of the Commission

   12   Offence of giving false information to the Commission

   13   Functions of the Commission

   14   Regulations

      SCHEDULES

 

THE MUNICIPAL SERVICE COMMISSION ACT

[Date of Commencement: 21st June, 1956]

Law 20 of 1956.

Acts
11 of 1964,
23 of 1977.

GN 690/1977.

LNs
81/1957,
232/1960,
8/1961,
228/1962,
41R/1982.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Municipal Service Commission Act.

2   Interpretation

   (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

   "chairman'' means the chairman of the Commission and includes any person appointed to act as chairman of the Commission,

   "Commission" means the Municipal Service Commission constituted under this Act;

   "Council" means the Council of the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation;

   "municipal service" means service in a civil capacity under the Council,

   "nominating body" means a body authorised under the provisions of this Act to nominate persons for membership of the Commission;

   "principal Act" means the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation Act.

   (2) Except as provided in subsection (1) any expression appearing in this Act which is defined in the principal Act shall have the meaning assigned to that expression by the principal Act, unless the context otherwise requires.

3   Establishment and constitution of the Municipal Service Commission

   (1) There is hereby established a Municipal Service Commission which shall consist of not less than four nor more than six members appointed by the Governor-General by instrument in writing under his hand, so, however, that-

   (a)   one member shall be appointed from among persons nominated by the Jamaica Association of Local Government Officers in accordance with subsection (4); and

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