52-58 Woodford Street, Newtown, Port of Spain.

The Constitution provides for the Commissions, (other than the Police Service Commission), to delegate any of their powers other than those conferred by Section 129, to any of its members or any public officer.  

The Public Service Commission has delegated authority to the Commissioner of Prisons and the Chief Fire Officer to recruit members into the protective services and to promote up to a specific rank of office.  The Commission  has also delegated some of its functions,  as indicated hereunder,  to Permanent Secretaries / Heads of Departments / Chief administrator, Tobago House of Assembly / Directors of Human Resources, in specific salary  ranges up to  Range 68:-
1)    First temporary appointment in clerical, secretarial, and manipulative grades to PS/CAST & Chief Administrator, THA;
2)    Further temporary appointments and acting appointments except in offices that require consultation with the Prime Minister.
3)    Confirmation of appointments;
4)    Transfers;
5)    Exercise disciplinary control in respect of  minor  matters identified in Codes of Conduct 

The Teaching Service Commission has delegated power to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education to:
1)  appoint persons temporarily  in the office of  teacher  for Government and Assisted schools for a  period not exceeding three months,  from a priority list of candidates approved by the Commission;
2)  appoint persons to act in an office in the Teaching Service when such acting is not a prelude to a substantive appointment, except to an office in an Assisted School or  to any office which is subject to consultation with the Prime Minister.

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52-58 Woodford Street, Newtown, Port of Spain.

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