Constitution of the Republic of
(Article 110C(2))
Public Service (Delegation of Police and Civil Defence Services Commission
Disciplinary Functions) Directions
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G.N. No. S 444/1994

(1st October 1994)
[1st October 1994]
1.  These Directions may be cited as the Public Service (Delegation of Police and Civil Defence Services Commission Disciplinary Functions) Directions.
2.  In these Directions, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Commission” means the Police and Civil Defence Services Commission;
“Permanent Secretary” means the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs;
“officer” means either a civil defence officer of Division III or IV rank serving in the Singapore Civil Defence Force or a narcotics officer of Division III or IV rank serving in the Central Narcotics Bureau, whether such officer is holding a permanent, temporary or contract appointment.
Delegation to Permanent Secretary
3.—(1)  The functions of the Commission relating to disciplinary control of officers may be exercised by the Permanent Secretary acting in accordance with and subject to these Directions.
(2)  The Commission may, in its discretion, exercise such functions as are delegated to the Permanent Secretary under paragraph (1) notwithstanding such delegation.
Procedure when complaint is lodged
4.  When a complaint is lodged against an officer alleging the commission by him of any of the offences referred to in the Schedule, the following procedure shall be adopted:
(a)the complaint shall be communicated in writing to the officer who may be required to submit a written explanation within 24 hours or such further time as the Permanent Secretary shall allow; and
(b)where the Permanent Secretary is of the opinion that the complaint requires further investigation, he shall appoint an officer of not less than Division II rank to conduct an investigation.
5.—(1)  The Permanent Secretary may upon a consideration of the results of such investigation, if he is of the opinion that the officer has committed an offence, impose one of the following penalties:
(a)a fine not exceeding one month's total emoluments or $200, whichever is less;
(b)stoppage or deferment of increment of up to one year; or
(c)a reprimand.
(2)  The Permanent Secretary may either in addition to or in lieu of the above penalties issue the officer with a written warning.
Variation by Commission
6.  Notwithstanding direction 5, the Commission may, within one month of the imposition of a penalty by the Permanent Secretary, vary such penalty by way of enhancement, reduction, substitution, or otherwise, except that in the event of the Commission varying such penalty which would result in an enhancement thereof, no imposition of the enhanced penalty shall be made on any officer unless he has been given a reasonable opportunity of being heard.
Report by Permanent Secretary
7.  The Permanent Secretary shall, in every case where he has imposed a penalty on an officer under these Directions, submit within 7 days of the imposition of such a penalty a report to the Commission containing a summary of the facts of the case and the penalty imposed.
Recommendation for more severe penalty
8.  Where the Permanent Secretary considers that a more severe penalty than is otherwise provided for under these Directions should be imposed, he shall submit a recommendation to the Commission, forwarding with it a report containing a summary of the facts of the case.
9.  Nothing in these Directions shall be deemed to prevent the prosecution of an officer in accordance with the provisions of any written law for the time being in force or to prevent any disciplinary action being taken against him under any other disciplinary regulations as may be in force except that such officer shall not be punished twice in respect of the same disciplinary offence.