Public Service Commission

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
Section
PART I - ESTABLISHMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICES COMMISSION AND ITS FUNCTIONS

  • The Public Services Commission
  • Qualification of members
  • Terms and conditions of service of members
  • Functions of the Commission
  • Independence of Commission
  • Meetings of the Commission

PART II - THE PUBLIC SERVICES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

  • Composition of the public services
  • Appointment of public officers
  • Staff of the Commission
  • Request for information
  • Powers of entry and inspection
  • Failure to comply with request of Commission
  • Privilege from disclosures in Legal proceedings
  • Expenditure of Commission
  • Annual report
  • Regulations
  • Interpretation

SCHEDULE THE FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SECOND ACT OF THE PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA ENTITLED THE PUBLIC SERVICES COMMISSION ACT, 1994
AN ACT to provide for the establishment of the Public Services Commission for the purposes of Chapter Fourteen of the Constitution and for other related purposes.
DATE OF ASSENT: 31ST AUGUST, 1994

BE IT ENACTED by Parliament as follows—

PART  I - ESTABLISHMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICES COMMISSION AND ITS FUNCTIONS

Section 1—The Public Services Commission.

  • There is established by this Act a Public Services Commission, in this Act referred to as “the Commission”.
  • The Commission shall consist of -
  • a Chairman, a Vice-chairman and three other members who shall be full-time members of the Commission;
  • the Chairman of the National Council for Tertiary Education; and
  • three other persons with extensive experience in the operation of the Public Services.
  • The President shall acting in consultation with the Council of State appoint the Chairman and the other members of the Commission
  • Members appointed under paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection (2) of this section shall hold office on part-time basis only and shall hold office for such period as shall be specified in their letters of appointment.

Section 2 - Qualification of Members.
(1) A person does not qualify to be appointed a member of the Commission—
if he  is not qualified to be elected as a member of Parliament; or
if he is otherwise disqualified from holding a public office.
A person holding a public office shall, upon being appointed a full-time member of the Commission, resign from that office.

Section 3 - Terms and Conditions of Service of Members.
Subject to subsection (3) of this section, the terms and conditions of service including retiring ages of a Justice of the Court of Appeal shall apply to the Chairman of the Commission and those of a Justice of the High Court shall apply to the Vice-Chairman.

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PUBLIC SERVICES COMMISSION

P. O. BOX GP 1618 ACCRA.

Tel: (+233) 302 663980

Fax: (+233) 302 667470

e-mail: info@psc.gov.gh / secretary@psc.gov.gh