CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

OGUN STATE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

PROFILE OF THE OGUN STATE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
INTRODUCTION

The Ogun State Civil Service Commission was created in 1976 following the creation of Ogun State in the same year. Pursuance to Section 197 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Constitution created Civil Service Commissions for each State of the Federation.

STATUTORY RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION
The Civil Service Commission has responsibility for the personnel management of the staff of the State Civil Service, the engine room of the government which is vital for the implementation of the government policies and programmes. Civil Service Commission was formerly known as Public Service Commission.
The function and responsibilities of the Commission are provided under Third Schedule Part II of the 1999 Constitution which states that the Commission shall have power without prejudice to the powers vested in the Governor and the State Judicial Commission to:-
i. Appoint persons to office in the State Civil Service;
ii. Dismiss and exercise disciplinary control over persons holding offices;
iii. Promote eligible officers (section 318 subsection 2 of 1999 Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria).
iv. Pursuance to the Section 207 of the 1999 Constitution and Regulation 11 of the Public Service Commission Regulations (Laws of Ogun State Vol. VII 1978), the Commission delegates the appointment, promotion and discipline of the Junior Officers on Salary Grade Levels 01-06 to Ministries/Extra Ministerial Agencies which are required to adhere strictly to the pre-requisite for such appointments. Decisions taken by the Agencies on powers delegated are still subject to the ratification of the Commission;
v. Appointment, promotion and discipline of officers on Grade Level 07 and above are still done directly by the Civil Service Commission;
vi. To set up general and uniform guidelines for appointment, promotion and discipline of all officers on salary Grade Levels 01 – 06;
vii. To monitor the activities of each Ministry/ Extra Ministerial Agencies on appointment, promotion and discipline in order to ensure that the guidelines are strictly and uniformly adhered to;
viii. To serve as appellate body for all petitions from the Ministries and Extra Ministerial Agencies in respect of personnel matters;
ix. To maintain comprehensive and up-to-date personnel records for the Civil servants as a whole;
x. The Commission also consider requests for transfers viz Inter -Departmental/ Ministerial Transfer, Inter-Cadre Transfer, Inter Service Transfer and Inter State Transfer.
xi. To ensure that staff welfare and training are vigorously pursued;
xii. To boost the morale of Civil Servants, each Ministry/ Extra Ministerial Agency is expected to ensure appropriate staff welfare and training scheme.

CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS AND OTHER STATUTES GUIDING THE COMMISSION

1999 CONSTITUTION
i. section 197 Creation of the Commission
ii. Section 199 Tenure of office of members
iii. Section 200 Qualification of membership
iv Section 201 Removal of members
v. Section 202 Independence of the Commission
vi. Section 207 Power of Delegation
vii. Part II Third Schedule Statutory functions of the Commission
viii. Section 318 (2) Powers of promotion and Transfer

PROVISIONS OF LAWS OF OGUN STATE
i. Cap 107 Laws of Ogun State (1978 Vol.V) Public Service Commission
Protection and Privileges
ii. Laws of Ogun State (1978 Vol.VII) Public Service Commission
Regulation
iii. Laws of Ogun State (1978 Vol.VII) Public Service Commission Offences
Order

PUBLIC SERVICE BOOKS OF REFERENCE:
i. Ogun State Public Service Rules (June 2008)
ii. Ogun State Public Service Commission Regulation (Laws of Ogun State 1978)
iii. Ogun State Financial Regulation (Year 2003)
iv. Civil Service Manual/Hand Book.

COMPOSITION OF THE COMMISSION
The Ogun State Civil Service Commission consists of the following members wherein all the four (4) divisions (Egba, Yewa, Ijebu & Remo) of the State are duly represented.
a. Chairman;
b. Four (4) other persons, who shall, in the opinion of the Governor, be persons of unquestionable integrity and sound political judgment;
c. Permanent Secretary/Ex-officio - Secretary to the Commission.

FUNCTIONAL DEPARTMENTS IN THE COMMISSION
The Commission operates through three functional directorates namely:
i. Department of Administration and Supplies : responsible for routine general administration of the Commission, Annual Promotion Exercise for eligible Civil Servants, Upgrading of officers from junior posts to senior posts, Discipline, Monthly In-House Training Programme of the Commission as well as Appeal and Petitions emanating from officers in the Civil Service.
ii. Department of Planning, Research and Statistics: responsible for Appointments, Transfer, Gazette and Annual Report Publication as well as publication of the book “ Managing A Bureaucracy”.
iii. Department of Finance and Accounts: responsible for administration of the finances of the Commission.

PUBLICATIONS OF THE COMMISSION:
i. Managing A Bureaucracy.
ii. Annual Report.
iii. Gazette Publication.

EXAMINATION:
i. Appointment Examinations: Entry examination (generally called ASCON Examination) into the selected cadre in the Civil Service of Ogun State is conducted usually in January each year for officers.
ii. Promotion Examination: Usually conducted in winter (October to December) for eligible officers who have observed statutory waiting period.
iii. Proficiency Test: The Commission undertakes the conduct of written test and interviews for eligible junior technical staff on grade level 05 to 07 whose cadres terminates on grade level 07 for movement to intermediate grade. The test is aimed at assessing their professional competence of interested staff and their general ability to function in higher cadres.

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Governor Ibikunle Amosun
While delivering the 2013 Budget to the members of the State's House of Assembly

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