Powers

  • In terms of article 33 (1) of the Provincial Council Act No. 42 of 1987 Hon. Governor of Southern Province delegated subject to conditions of him/ her power of appointment, Promotion, Transfer, Disciplinary control and dismissal of public officers in the Province to the Southern Provincial Public Service Commission.
  • The Southern Provincial Public Service Commission is function as an appellate body of the public officers in the province.

 

Functions

  • The Southern Provincial Public Service Commission exercises the power of Appointment, Promotion, Transfer, Disciplinary control & Dismissal (Except officers of All Island Service) in relation to Staff grade officers in the province except head of departments and higher rank officers.
  • The Southern Provincial Public Service Commission has delegated subject to conditions of the commission the authority for the above mentioned functions of non staff grade officers in Southern Provincial Public Service, to the Chief Secretary and the respective Secretaries to the Ministries. (See Delegation of Power)
  • The Southern Provincial Public Service Commission is also responsible for issuance of Circulars and Instruction related to Provincial Public Service, Preparation and Modification of Service Minutes and Scheme of Recruitments.
  • The Southern Provincial Public Service Commission hold Open Competing Examinations to recruit officers for various positions in Southern Provincial Public Service, and Efficiency Bar Examinations of the officers in Southern Provincial Public Service.
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