Con­sti­tu­tional Of­fices Com­mis­sion

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Tukai Lag­o­ni­lakeba,

Nadi

I wish to as­sist Dan Urai fur­ther to his ig­no­rance and many rel­e­vant un­sub­stan­ti­ated claims against gov­ern­ment in­clud­ing the ap­point­ments from some of the cur­rent batch of Per­ma­nent Sec­re­taries (PS). He might also want to note that on page 130 of our world ac­claimed 2013 Con­sti­tu­tion ti­tled “Part-D General Pro­vi­sions to Pub­lic Of­fices” from Sec­tion’s 134, 135, 137, 138 in­clud­ing their re­spec­tive sub­sec­tions.

All pub­lic of­fi­cers of the state and their var­i­ous ap­point­ments is the sole re­spon­si­bil­ity and is the pre­rog­a­tive of the Con­sti­tu­tional Of­fices Com­mis­sion [COC], which is headed by the Prime Min­is­ter as chair­man and his nom­i­nee in­clud­ing the Leader of the Op­po­si­tion and her nom­i­nee to ap­point and rec­om­mend to His Ex­cel­lency the Pres­i­dent of the Re­pub­lic of Fiji the names of those whom they deem fit to hold such of­fices as: a] Su­per­vi­sor of elec­tions; b] Sec­re­tary General to Par­lia­ment; c] Com­mis­sioner of Police; d] Com­mis­sioner of Fiji Corrections Ser­vices; e] Com­man­der of the Re­pub­lic of the Fiji Mil­i­tary Forces; f] Au­di­tor General; g] Gover­nor of the Re­serve Bank of Fiji; h] the mem­bers of the Hu­man Rights and Anti Dis­crim­i­na­tion Com­mis­sion; i] the mem­bers of Elec­toral Com­mis­sion; and j] the mem­bers of the Pub­lic Ser­vice Com­mis­sion Their ap­pli­ca­tions, terms and con­di­tions of of­fice, re­mu­ner­a­tion and al­lowance, re­moval from of­fice for cause, per­for­mance of func­tions of com­mis­sions and tri­bunals are very clearly de­fined therein. I do hope Dan can now un­der­stand that there is a vast dif­fer­ence in the ap­point­ing au­thor­ity of these of­fices by the COC and that of the Per­ma­nent Sec­re­taries who are ap­pointed by the Pub­lic Ser­vice Com­mis­sion. I would be very grate­ful if he can name those who he claims in his let­ter March 28 which he termed, “but some PS were not

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