CHAPTER 259
SERVICE COMMISSIONS ACT

Arrangement of Services

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
SERVICE COMMISSIONS

   3.   Judicial Service Commission

   4.   Repealed

   5.   President may give general directions to Judicial Service Commission

   6.   Judicial Service Commission not subject to authority of any persons, etc.

   7.   Additional Commissions and their responsibilities

   8.   Members of a Commission

   9.   Appointment of officers

   10.   Directions by the President

PART III
PROVISIONS RELATING TO ALL COMMISSIONS

   11.   Secretary and other staff

   12.   Oath on appointment

   13.   Procedure

   14.   Exercise of functions

   15.   Privileged reports, etc.

   16.   Privilege of Members

PART IV
PENSIONS

   17.   Functions of a Commission in relation to pensions

PART V
MISCELLANEOUS

   18.   Offence or false information

   19.   Publication and disclosure of information to unauthorised persons prohibited

   20.   Offence to influence or attempt to influence commission

   21.   Regulations

   22.   Has had its effect

      FIRST SCHEDULE

      SECOND SCHEDULE

AN ACT

to provide for appointments in the Public Service for the functions and powers of the Judicial Service Commission, for the establishment, functions and powers of a Public Service Commission, a Teaching Service Commission, and a Police and Prisons Service Commission; and to provide for matters connected with and incidental to the foregoing.

[6th September, 1991]

Act 24 of 1991,

Act 13 of 1994,

Act 19 of 1994,

Act 43 of 1994,

Act 34 of 1996,

Act 2 of 2014.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Service Commissions Act.

2.   Interpretation

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

“appropriate Commission”, in relation to any office, means the Commission which, under this Act, is, or is deemed to be, charged with responsibility in respect of that office;

“Commission” means, as the case may require, the Judicial Service Commission established by the Constitution or a Commission established by section 7 of this Act;

“Judicial Service Commission” means the Judicial Service Commission established under the Constitution;

“member” means a member of a Commission;

“Police and Prisons Service Commission” means the Police and Prisons Service Commission established under section 7;

“Public Service” means the civil service of Zambia;

“Public Service Commission” means the Public Service Commission established under section 7;

“relevant regulations” means the regulations made by the appropriate Commission under section 4;

“responsible officer” means an officer designated as the responsible officer in the relevant regulations;

“Teaching Service” means such offices in the public service as may be declared, by regulations made under section 5, to constitute the Teaching Service;

“Teaching Service Commission” means the Teaching Service Commission established under section 7;

[S 2 am by Act 19 of 1994.]

PART II
THE SERVICE COMMISSIONS

3.   Judicial Service Commission

   (1) The Judicial Service Commission established by the Constitution shall be composed of—

      (a)   the Chairperson, appointed by the President who shall be a person who holds or qualifies to hold high judicial office;

      (b)   a Judge nominated by the Chief Justice;

      (c)   the Attorney-General, with the Solicitor-General as the alternate;

      (d)   a representative of the division responsible for public service management nominated by the Secretary to the Cabinet;

      (e)   a Magistrate nominated by the Chief Justice;

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