COMPULSORY PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Graduates to whom this Act applies.

2A. Every medical graduate to acquire experience required to obtain a certificate under section 32 of the Medical Ordinance.

2B. Failure to discharge obligation under section 2A an offence.

3. Graduates to whom this Act applies subject to compulsory public service.

4. Obligation imposed on graduates subject to compulsory public service to accept and continue employment in the public.

5. Obligation imposed on the Head of a University to give information to the prescribed authority relating to persons who are subject to compulsory public service.

6. Obligation imposed on persons in regard to the employment of graduates subject to compulsory public service.

7. Orders.

8. Offences under the Act summarily triable.

9. Powers of appointment of the Cabinet of Ministers or the Public Service Commission or the Judicial Service Commission not to be affected or curtailed by this Act.

10. Offences under this Act committed by a body of persons.

11. Interpretation.

12. Modification of certain provinces of this Act in case of particular graduates.

70 of 1961,

11 of 1979.

AN ACT to make provision for enabling the calling up for Compulsory Public Service of persons who are graduates of any University established or deemed to be established under the Universities Act or any other University established in Sri Lanka, or of any University outside Sri Lanka and who undergo a course of technical training in any University established in Sri Lanka, and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 29th December, 1961]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Compulsory Public Service Act.

2. Graduates to whom this Act applies.

The provisions of this Act shall apply to every person who, unless is in employment or is a Member of Parliament, on or after the date of the commencement of this Act—

(a) becomes a graduate of any University established or deemed to be established under the Universities Act, or any other University established in Sri Lanka to which a grant is made by the Government other than a medical graduate of that University or of that other University; or

[S 2(a) subs by s 2 of Act 11 of 1979.]

(b) becomes a graduate of any University outside Sri Lanka other than a medical graduate of that University and thereafter undergoes a course of technical training provided by or in any of the Universities established or deemed to be established under the Universities Act or any other University established in Sri Lanka; or

[S 2(b) subs by s 2 of Act 11 of 1979.]

(c) being a medical graduate of any of the Universities established or deemed to be established under the Universities Act or any other University established in Sri Lanka thereafter becomes a medical practitioner within the meaning of the Medical Ordinance or satisfies the requirements of paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of section 32(1) of that Ordinance. Every such person is in this Act referred to as a "graduate to whom this Act applies”.

[S 2(c) subs by s 2 of Act 11 of 1979.]

2A. Every medical graduate to acquire experience required to obtain a certificate under section 32 of the Medical Ordinance.

(1) It shall be the duty of every medical graduate of any of the Universities established or deemed to be established under the Universities Act or any other University established in Sri Lanka to acquire the experience that is required to obtain from the Ceylon Medical Council a certificate under section 32 of the Medical Ordinance and for that purpose to engage in employment in a resident medical capacity for the period prescribed under that Ordinance in a hospital as may be required of him by the Director of Health Services on such terms and conditions as may be imposed by the Director.

(2) A medical graduate who is engaged in employment in a resident medical capacity for the purpose of acquiring the experience required to obtain the certificate under section 32 of the Medical Ordinance (such graduate hereafter referred to in this Act as an "intern medical officer”) shall not leave that employment during the period of that employment.

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