No. S 354
Constitution of the Republic of Singapore
Public Service (Disciplinary Proceedings) (Amendment) Regulations 1997
In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 116(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore, the President hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Public Service (Disciplinary Proceedings) (Amendment) Regulations 1997 and shall come into operation on 15th August 1997.
Amendment of regulation 4
2.  Regulation 4 of the Public Service (Disciplinary Proceedings) Regulations (Rg 1) is amended —
(a)by deleting the words “not less than 7 working days” in the fourth and fifth lines of paragraph (2) and substituting the words “14 working days”;
(b)by deleting paragraph (8) and substituting the following paragraphs:
(8)  At the inquiry, the evidence on behalf of the Government shall be presented by a public officer who need not be a confirmed officer, nominated by the Permanent Secretary under whom the officer under inquiry is serving.
(8A)  The Committee may, in its discretion, permit the public officer under inquiry to be represented by an advocate and solicitor, by another public officer who need not be a confirmed officer or by a member of the Panel of Union Officials.
(8B)  A person representing the public officer under inquiry shall not be senior in rank to a member of the Committee or to the officer nominated by the Permanent Secretary under paragraph (8).
(8C)  The Committee may, at any time, exclude any person representing the public officer under inquiry from the inquiry if the Committee is of the view that the person has misconducted himself or is attempting to delay the inquiry.
(8D)  At any one time, there shall be a maximum of 6 members on the Panel of Union Officials.
(8E)  All appointments to the Panel of Union Officials shall be made by the Public Service Commission for a period of one year and may be renewed upon expiry.”.
(c)by deleting paragraph (12) and substituting the following paragraphs:
(12A)  If the Committee is satisfied that the public officer under inquiry or any person representing him is hampering or attempting to hamper the progress of the inquiry, the Committee shall administer a warning to the public officer and, where appropriate, the person representing him.
(12)  If after such warning the Committee is satisfied that the warning is being disregarded, the Committee shall make a written note of this and shall proceed to carry on with and complete the inquiry in such manner as it thinks fit.”.
(d)by deleting the words “not be less than 21 days” in the fifth and sixth lines of paragraph (16) and substituting the words “not be more than 28 days”; and
(e)by deleting the words “after giving the public officer a final opportunity of being heard” at the end of paragraph (17).

Made this 13th day of August 1997.

Singapore.
Secretary to the Cabinet,WONG CHOOI SENBy Command,
[PSC/C/71/68 Vol. 6; AG/SL/7/95/1]