N.-W.F.P. Removal From Service (Special Powers) (Amendment) Ordinance 2003

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ORDINANCE X OF 2003

NORTH-WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE REMOVAL FROM SERVICE

(SPECIAL POWERS) (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2003

An Ordinance further to amend the North-West Frontier Province Removal from Service (Special Powers) Ordinance, 2002

[Gazette of N.-W.F.P., Extraordinary, 20th September, 2003]

**No.LEGIS.I(4)/(2000)/5608, dated 20-9-2003.**The following Ordinance by the Governor,. of the North-West Frontier Province is hereby published for general information:---

Whereas it is expedient further to amend the North-West Frontier Province Removal from Service (Special Powers) Ordinance, 2002 (N.-W. F. P. Ord. No. V of 2002, for the purposes hereinafter appearing;

And whereas the Provincial Assembly is not in session and the Governor of the North-West Frontier Province is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 128 of the Constitution \\of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Governor is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:

1. Short title and commencement.--(1) This Ordinance may be called the North-West Frontier Province Removal from Service (Special Powers) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2003.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Amendment of section 2 of N.-W.F.P. Ord. No.V of 2002.-----(1) In the North-West Frontier Province Removal from Service (Special Powers). Ordinance, 2002 (N.-W.F.P. Ord. No: V of 2002), hereinafter referred to as the said Ordinance in section 2, for clause (a), the following shall be substituted, namely:--

"(a) 'competent, authority' means the Chief Minister and where in relation to any person or class of persons, the Chief Minister authorises any officer or authority, not being inferior in rank to the appointing authority prescribed for the post held by the person against whom action is proposed to be taken, to exercise the powers of competent authority under this Ordinance, that officer or authority and; in relation to an employee of a Court or Tribunal functioning under Government, the appointing authority, .or the Chairman or Presiding Officer of the Court or the Tribunal:

Provided that in relation to the employees of Universities incorporated by law in the North-West Frontier Province, in respect of which the Governor is the Chancellor, the North-West Frontier Province Text Book Board, the North-West Frontier Province Board of Technical Education and the Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education in the North-West Frontier Province, the competent authority shall mean the Governor.

**3. Amendment of section 9 of N.-W.F.P. Ord. No.V of 2002.--**In the said Ordinance, for section 9, the following shall be substituted, namely:

"9. ++Representation++.--(1) A person on whom a penalty is imposed under section 3, may, within fifteen days from the date of communication of the order, prefer a representation to--

(a) the Chief Minister or an Officer or authority designated by him, if the order has been passed by an officer or authority authorized by the Chief Minister;

(b) the Governor or an officer or authority designated by him in any other case; provided that where the order has been made by the Governor, such person may, within the aforesaid period, submit a presentation to the Governor; and

(c) the Governor, where an order as competent authority has been passed by the Chief Minister.

(2) The Governor, the Chief Minister or an Officer or authority, as may be designated for the purpose by the Governor or the Chief Minister, as the case may be, may, on consideration of the representation or, as the case may be, the presentation, and any other relevant material confirm, set aside, vary or modify, the order in respect of which such representation or presentation is made.".

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