Civil Service Order, 1973
Act 16 of 1973
- Assented to on 7 May 1973
- Commenced on 13 April 1973
- [This is the version of this document at 1 December 1998.]
1. Short titleThis King’s Order-in-Council may be cited as the Civil Service Order, 1973.
2. InterpretationUnless the context otherwise requires—“High Commissioner’s Notice” means the Public Service Commission (General) Regulations, 1963 published in the Laws of Swaziland under the High Commissioner’s Notice No. 34 of 1963:Provided that such Regulations shall be construed with such modifications, adaptations, qualifications, and exceptions as may be necessary to bring them into conformity with Swaziland’s status as an independent sovereign state and with the Proclamation;“Proclamation” means the Proclamation and decrees contained therein made by the King to the citizens of Swaziland on the 12th April, 1973;“public office” means any office of emolument in the public service;[Added K.O-I-C. 24/1973]“public officer” means any holder of any public office and includes any person appointed to act in any such office;[Added K.O-I-C. 24/1973]“public service” means service in a civil capacity in respect of the government of Swaziland;[Added K.O-I-C. 24/1973]“repealed constitution” means the Constitution Act, No. 50 of 1968c repealed with savings by the Proclamation.
3. Establishment of Civil Service Board
4. Functions of the Civil Service BoardThe functions of the Civil Service Board shall subject to this King’s Order-in-Council be those set out in Regulation 22 of the High Commissioner’s Notice:Provided that any reference in such Regulations to the “Resident Commissioner” shall be deemed to be a reference to the Prime Minister or any Assistant Minister to whom the Prime Minister may delegate any of the functions and duties thereby imposed on him.
5. Other provisions of existing Civil Service Board Regulations to continueSubject to this King’s Order-in-Council the following regulations in the High Commissioner’s Notice shall continue to be in force and effect, namely, regulations 2, 9 to 21 (inclusive), 23 to 57 (inclusive):Provided that any reference in such Regulations to the “High Commissioner” or the “Resident Commissioner”, as the case may be, shall be deemed to be a reference to the Prime Minister or any Assistant Minister to whom the Prime Minister may delegate any of the functions and duties thereby imposed on him.
6. Non-applicability of the High Commissioner’s Notice to certain officesThe provisions of the High Commissioner’s Notice shall not apply in relation to any of the following offices—
7. Appointment and removal of Ambassador etc.
8. Appointment etc. of Permanent Secretaries and certain police and prison officers
9. Functions of the Attorney-GeneralIn addition to the powers and duties vested in him under the Proclamation, the Attorney-General shall continue to be the principal legal adviser to the Government of Swaziland and shall have such other functions as may be conferred on him by any other law.
10. The Royal Swaziland Police Force
11. The Prison Service
12. Pension laws and protection of pension rights
13. Validation of certain acts by the Prime MinisterAnything done by the Prime Minister or any person authorized by him thereto between the 12th April, 1973 and the date of the promulgation of this King’s Order-in-Council in regard to the appointment, transfer, termination of the appointment or dismissal or other control of any public officer or the abolition of any public office, other than in regard to any of the offices referred to in section 6, shall be as valid to all intents and purposes as if it had been done in terms of this King’s Order-in-Council.
14. Political detainees
History of this document
01 December 1998 this version
07 May 1973
13 April 1973