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Powers and Functions of PSC
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  • In terms of the Chapter IX of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic  of Sri Lanka, the Public Service Commission is vested with the power of appointment, promotion, transfer, disciplinary control and dismissal of public officers, subject to the provisions of the Constitution. It excludes Provincial Public Services, Judicial Service, Heads of Departments and Secretaries to the Ministries. [See, the Articles 41(1), 55(2), 55(4)].

 

  • The PSC has power to formulate rules, regulations and procedures relating to the Public Service [See, Article 61 (B)].

 

  • With reference to filing actions against decisions/orders made by the Public Service Commission, see, Article 61(A) (side note: Immunity from Legal Proceedings).
Functions

 

  • The Commission exercises the power of appointment, promotion, transfer, disciplinary control and dismissal in relation to all Senior Level officers and Supra Grade/Special Grade officers in Tertiary Level as defined in Public Administration Circular No 06/2006 (Annexure 11)  excluding Heads of Departments.  Administrative functions related to the above matters have been assigned to the Secretaries to the respective Ministries/Heads of Departments not coming under any Ministry and the officers belonging  to Additional Secretary Level or above and who have been nominated by the respective Secretaries and approved by the Commission   (PSC Circulars 05/2011 of 13.12.2011 and 05/2011(i) of 20.12.2011 )

 

  • The PSC has delegated, subject to conditions and procedures determined by the Commission, the authority for the above mentioned functions of the other officers in Public Service. This may be amended from time to time as required. (See, Government Gazette (Extraordinary) No.1733/52 of 25.11.2011).

 

  • Disciplinary actions taken against Senior Level officers and Supra Grade/Special Grade officers in Tertiary Level in respect of offences specified in the Second Schedule in Chapter XLVIII, Volume II of Establishments Code, have been delegated to the Secretaries to the Ministries/Heads of Departments not coming under any Ministry, in charge of respective subjects and officers belonging to Additional Secretary Level or above and who have been nominated by the respective Secretaries and approved by the Commission    (See, Government Gazette (Extraordinary) No.1733/52 of 25.11.2011 ).

 

  • The PSC also deals with the formulation and publication of PSC procedural rules, issuance of circulars and general instructions related to the Public Service, formulation and modification of Service Minutes and Schemes of Recruitment and maintenance of data and dissemination of information related to Public Service.

 

  • The PSC also functions as the Appellate Authority of those who are aggrieved by the decisions taken by its delegated authorities in relation to appointment, promotion, transfer, disciplinary control and dismissal.
 

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