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Functions of the Civil Service Commission


The Delta State Service Commission is one of the statutory bodies established by section 197 of the 1997 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by virtue of section 202 of the 1999 Constitution. The commission in exercising its power to make Appointments or Disciplinary control over persons is not subject to the directives or control of any other authority or person. 1.3.1 However, section 207 of the constitution empowered the commission to delegate any of the powers conferred upon it to any of its members or to any officer in the State Civil service. Sequel to this section, the commission has delegated its powers, functions on appointments, promotions and discipline of staff of the civil service on Salary Grade Level 01-05 to Ministries and Extra Ministerial Departments. The Commission ensured that, the delegated powers and functions were executed in accordance with extant Rules and Regulations of the Civil Service.

The functions are as follows:

  1. To appoint persons to offices on the State Civil Service into posts on Salary Grade Levels 06 and above;
  2. To promote and advance deserving officers into posts in different salary grade levels;
  3. Serves as Appellate Body for all petitions, appeals from aggrieved officers in respect of Appointment, Promotions and Disciplines;
  4. Monitors the activities of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on Appointments, Promotions and Disciplines;
  5. Establishment of general and uniform guidelines for staff appointment, promotions and transfers;
  6. Processing application for transfer (i.e. inter-cadre, inter-service, inter-state), retirements and secondments of staff;
  7. Acts as Custodian of Comprehensive and current Personnel record for the Civil Service.

The Commission In carry out its responsibilities, relies mostly on the following documents;

  1. 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
  2. Public Service Commission Regulation
  3. Delta State Public Service Rule
  4. Financial Regulation
  5. The Scheme of Service
  6. Guides to Administrative Procedures in the Public service
  7. Establishment’s circulars and others relevant service documents to carry out its statutory functions which are listed below.

Delegated Function of the Commission

By virtue of Section 207 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which confers powers upon the Commission to delegate powers and functions to the MDAs in respect of appointments, promotions and discipline of officers on salary grade level 01-05, the Commission ensured that the powers delegated and its functions were properly executed in line with the extent rules and regulations of the Civil Service.

  1. Maintaining a comprehensive and up to date personnel record for civil service and gazette all concluded cases of Commission.
  2. To appoint eligible persons to offices in the State Civil service into posts on Salary Grade Level 06 and above
  3. To promote and Advance deserving Officers into posts on different Salary Grade Levels
  4. To serve as Appellate body for all petitions and appeals from aggrieved Officers in respect to Appointment, Promotions, and discipline*
  5. To Monitor the Activities of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’S) on appointment, Promotions and discipline
  6. Establishment of general and uniform guidelines for Staff Appointments, Promotions and Transfers
  7. Processing application for transfers (i.e. Inter-cadre. Inter-service, inter-state) Re-instatement and Secondments of staffs