The PSC is a structure created during the colonial era. The report made by the Colonial Secretary in 1954 on the Civil Service, states: “the importance of maintaining confidence in the integrity of the PSC is so obvious as to require no elaboration. The purpose is to deal in a fair, unbiased and unprejudiced manner in the selection, promotion, and discipline of Civil Servants”.
This Colonial structure was then cast in concrete in the legal instruments that granted independence to The Gambia in 1965, and a superstructure was built in the form of the PSC Regulations (Legal Notice No 1 of 1970) made on 15th June 1970, under Section 10 of the 1970 Republican Constitution. In 1991, the then existing legal framework was radically amended when the Public Service Act was made known.
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