PNDCL

Topics: Public administration, Civil service, Bureaucracy Pages: 13 (7386 words) Published: October 30, 2014

Ghana LawsCIVIL SERVICE ACT
1993 (PNDCL 327)
Section 1-Establishment and continued existence of the Civil Service (1) The organisation in existence immediately before the coming into force of this Act known as the Civil Service is, and shall, subject to this Act, continue to be, the Civil Service, in so far as the continuation is consistent with article 190 of the Constitution .(2) In accordance with article 190 of the Constitution, the Civil Service forms part of the Public Services of Ghana.(3) The Service comprises service in a civil office of the Government.  Section 2-Object of the Service

The object of the Service is to assist the Government in the formulation and implementation of government policies for the development of the country. Section 3-Functions of the Service
(1) For the purpose of achieving its object, the Service shall(a) initiate and formulate policy options for the consideration of the government,(b) initiate and advise on government plans,(c) undertake the necessary research for the effective implementation of government policies,(d) implement government policies,(e) review government policies and plans,(f) monitor, co-ordinate and evaluate government policies and plans,(g) perform functions that are incidental or conducive to the achievement of the object specified in section 2, and(h) perform such other functions that the Civil Service Council may direct.(2) In the performance of its functions under subsection (1), the Service shall confer, consult and seek advice and full co-operation of such other government agencies and authorities as may be necessary. Section 4-Membership of the Service

The following are members of the Service:
(a) a person serving in a civil capacity in a post designated as Civil Service post by or under this Act in, (i) the Office of the President,(ii) a Ministry,(iii) a government departments at the national level;(iv) any other Civil Service department established by or under the authority of this Act the emoluments attached to which are paid directly from the Consolidated Fund or other source approved by the Government, and (b) a person holding a post designated as Civil Service post created by or under the authority of any other enactment, the emoluments attached to which are paid directly from the Consolidated Fund or other source approved by Government. Section 5-Office of the Head of the Service

(1) There is hereby established the Office of the Head of the Civil Service. (2) There shall be established in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service the following directorates, divisions and units: (a) Personnel Policy and Management Directorate;(b) Training and Manpower Development Directorate;(c) Management Services Directorate;(d) General Administration Division;(e) General Services Unit;(f) Salaries Administration Unit;(g) Research Unit;(h) Public Relations Unit;(i) Public Complaints Unit; and(j) Civil Service Reform Co-ordinating Unit. (3) The composition and functions of the directorates, divisions and units, shall be determined by the Head of the Civil Service. Section 6-Head of the Service

(1) There shall be a Head of the Civil Service who shall be appointed by the President acting in accordance with the advice of the Public Services Commission in consonance with article 193 of the Constitution. (2) Omitted ( This subsection provided that the “Head of the Civil Service shall have the status of a Minister of State”. This is inconsistent with article 193 of the Constitution). (3) In accordance with clause (2) of article 193, the Head of the Civil Service shall not hold any other public office. Section 7-Functions of the Head of the Service

(1) The Head of the Civil Service shall
(a) ensure general efficiency of the Service,(b) have overall charge of all civil servants, and(c) ensure the effective implementation of Government policies and plans for which the Service has responsibility. (2) Without prejudice to subsection (1) of this section the Head of the...
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