No. S 253
Constitution of the Republic of Singapore
Public Service Commission (Delegation of
Disciplinary Functions) (Amendment) Directions 1998
In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 116(3) of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore, the Public Service Commission hereby makes the following Directions:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Directions may be cited as the Public Service Commission (Delegation of Disciplinary Functions) (Amendment) Directions 1998 and shall come into operation on 30th April 1998.
Amendment of direction 2
2.  Direction 2 of the Public Service Commission (Delegation of Disciplinary Functions) Directions 1997 (G.N. No.S96/97) (referred to in these Directions as the principal Directions) is amended by deleting the definition of "officer" and substituting the following definition:
“ “officer” means —
(a)a public officer holding an appointment in Division I Grade III or any rank or grade below, but excludes an administrative officer;
(b)a General Education Officer of any grade in Division I, II or III;
(c)a police officer serving in the Police Service of any grade in the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police or Inspector;
(d)a prison officer serving in the Prisons Department of any grade in the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Prisons or Rehabilitation Officer or Senior Warder, but not a Rehabilitation Officer of any grade in Division II or below;
(e)a civil defence officer serving in the Singapore Civil Defence Service of any grade in the rank of Captain or below; or
(f)a narcotics officer serving in the Central Narcotics Bureau of any grade in the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police or below,
whether such officer is holding a permanent, temporary or contract appointment;”.
Amendment of direction 5
3.  Direction 5 of the principal Directions is amended by deleting paragraph (1) and substituting the following paragraph:
(1)  The Permanent Secretary may upon a consideration of the results of such investigation, if he is of the opinion that the officer is guilty of any misconduct, impose one of the following penalties:
(a)a reprimand;
(b)stoppage of increment of up to 2 years; or
(c)a fine not exceeding an amount equal to the total annual increments the officer would, if not for this Direction, receive in a period of 2 years, except that in the case of an officer who has attained or will, within 2 years, attain the maximum of his current salary scale, the last annual increment provided in that officer’s salary scale shall be reckoned to determine the maximum amount of fine.”.
Amendment of Schedule
4.  The Schedule to the principal Directions is amended by deleting item (3) and substituting the following item:
(3)  Being discourteous to the public in manner.”.

Made this 20th day of April 1998.

PEK SIOK CHING
Secretary,
Public Service Commission,
Singapore.
[PSC/C/71/69 Vol.3; AG/SL/1/90/16 Vol.2]