LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE law

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

PART I

LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE

2. Constitution of Local Government Service and provisions relating to members of that service.

PART II

LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE COMMISSION

3. Establishment of the Local Government Service Commission.

4. Constitution of the Commission.

5. Proceedings of the Commission.

5A. Staff of the Commission.

PART III

APPOINTMENT, DISMISSAL, DISCIPLINARY CONTROL OF MEMBERS OF THE SERVICE

6. Powers of the Minister relating to appointment, dismissal, disciplinary control of members of the service.

7. Minister to delegate his powers.

8. Minister to call for files.

9. Commission to delegate its powers.

10. Ministers power to alter varies or rescind orders.

11. Repealed.

12. Repealed.

12A. Repealed.

PART IV

GENERAL

13. A Department of Local Government Service to be established.

14. Appointment of Director of Local Government Service.

15. Establishment of Pension Fund.

16. Establishment of Widows and Orphans Pension Fund.

16A. Establishment of a Widower's and Orphan's Pension Fund.

17. Establishment of Provident Fund.

18. Administrator of Funds.

19. Appointments, transfers, salaries and abolition of posts.

19A. Minister to give directions.

20. Contributions by local authorities to the Local.

20A. Appointment of members of the service to the staff of any Government Department, Corporation or Statutory Board.

21. Amendment and replacement of Schedule.

22. Removal of difficulties.

23. Power to make regulations.

24. Repealed.

25. Interpretation.

SCHEDULE

16 of 1974,

18 of 1969,

36 of 1980,

10 of 1985.

A LAW to provide for the constitution and regulation of a Local Government Service, to provide for the establishment of a Local Government Service Commission; to specify the powers, duties and functions of such Commission; to establish a Department of Local Government Service; to provide for the repeal of the Local Government Service Act, No. 18 of 1969, and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Am by s 2 of Act 10 of 1985.]

[Date of Commencement: 23rd May, 1974]

1. Short title.

This Law may be cited as the Local Government Service Law.

PART I

LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE

2. Constitution of Local Government Service and provisions relating to members of that service.

(1) A service to be called and known as the Local Government Service (hereinafter referred to as "the service”) is hereby constituted.

(2) The service shall consist of all monthly paid officers and servants of Municipal Councils, Urban Councils and Development Councils and Pradeshiya Sabhas other than the officers and servants whose posts are specified in the Schedule hereto.

[S 2(2) am by s 2 of Act 18 of 1987.]

(3) Every person who was, on the day immediately preceding the 23rd day of May, 1974, a member of the Local Government Service constituted by the repealed Act shall, with effect from such date, be deemed to be a member of the service constituted under this Law.

(4) Every member of the service shall be deemed to be a public servant within the meaning and for the purposes of the Penal Code.

(5) Every member of the service shall be deemed to be a public servant within the meaning and for the purposes of the Public Servants (Liabilities) Ordinance.

PART II

LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE COMMISSION

[PART II subs by s 4 of Act 10 of 1985.]

3. Establishment of the Local Government Service Commission.

(1) There shall be established a Local Government Service Commission (hereinafter referred to as "the Commission”).

(2) Any legal proceeding instituted by or against the Chairman and any member of the Commission shall be instituted in the name of the Commission.

4. Constitution of the Commission.

(1) The Commission shall consist of Chairman and not less than four other members, all of whom shall be appointed by the Minister.

(2) A person shall be disqualified from being the Chairman or a member of the Commission or from continuing as Chairman or a member of the Commission—

(a) if he is, or becomes a member of Parliament;

(b) if he is, or becomes a member of any local authority.

(3) Where any member of the Commission, other than the Chairman is, by reason of illness or other infirmity or absence from Sri Lanka, temporarily unable to perform the duties of his office during any period, the Minister may appoint any other person to act in his place during such period.

(4) Where the Chairman is, by reason of illness or other infirmity or absence from Sri Lanka, temporarily unable to perform the duties of his office during any period, the Minister may appoint any other member of the Commission to act in his place during such, period.

(5) A member of the Commission including the Chairman may resign his office by letter to that effect addressed to the Minister.

(6) The Minister may, without assigning any reason therefore, remove the Chairman or any other member of the Commission and such removal shall not be called in question it any court.

(7) Every member of the Commission, including the Chairman, shall, unless he vacates office earlier by death, resignation r removal, hold office for a term of five years:

Provided, however, that if the Chairman or any other member of the Commission vacates his office prior to the expiration of his term of office, his successor shall, unless such successor vacates his office earlier, hold office for the unexpired term of office of the person whom he succeeds.

(8) The Chairman and other members of the Commission may be paid such remuneration as the Minister may with the concurrence of the Minister in charge of the subject of Finance, determine.

5. Proceedings of the Commission.

(1) The Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Commission. In the absence of the Chairman from any meeting of the Commission the members present shall elect any member from among themselves, to preside at such meeting.

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