Order N°001216/MINFOPRA of 06 April 2017 to create the Ad hoc Commission in charge of the special recruitment of Anglophone legal personnel for the jurisdictions of the North-West and South-West Courts of Appeal for the 2017 – 2020 financial years
The Minister of the Public Service and Administrative Reform, hereby orders as follows:
Part 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 1.- This order creates the ad hoc Commission in charge of the special recruitment of legal personnel of English expression into the Public Service for the jurisdictions of the North West and South West Courts of Appeal for the 2017 – 2020 financial years.
ARTICLE 2.- The Commission, chaired by the Minister of the Public Service and Administrative Reform, shall be responsible for designing, coordinating and evaluating the operations that would lead to the special recruitment of pupil magistrates and student court registrars of English expression into the National School of Administration and Magistracy for the 2017 – 2020 financial years.
In this regard, the Commission shall:
carry out all necessary studies for the recruitment and draw up terms of reference;
adopt the timetable for the execution of the recruitment;
− propose general and specific selection criteria;
− receive and study application files in accordance with the selection criteria retained;
− supervise the written and oral selection tests;
− check the authenticity of the required recruitment certificate;
− draw up a provisional list of selected candidates;
− supervise the communication strategy;
− adopt the Committee’s draft budget.
PART II : COMPOSITION AND FUNCTIONING
ARTICLE 3.- (1) the Commission shall be composed as follows:
Chairperson: The Minister of the Public Service and Administrative Reform
− The Secretary General of the Ministry of the Public Service and Administrative Reform;
− The Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice.
a) a representative of the Secretariat General of the Presidency of the Republic;
b) a representative of the Secretariat General of the Prime Minister’s Office;
c) a representative of the Ministry in charge of Finance;
d) a representative of the Ministry in charge of Higher Education.
e) Representatives of the Ministry of Justice:
− The Director of Legal Professions;
− The Director of General Affairs;
− The Director of Penal Affairs and Pardons.
f) Representatives of the Ministry of the Public Service and Administrative Reform:
− The Inspector General;
− The Head of the Regulation, Forecasts and Staff Management Division;
− The Head of the Sovereignty Ministries Division;
g) Representatives of the National School of Administration and Magistracy:
− The Head of the Magistracy and Registry Division;
− The Director of Academic Affairs;
− The Head of the Legal Section.
(2) The chairperson may invite any physical or corporate person, based on their competence or experience on issues on the agenda, to take part in the Commission’s deliberations. Such an invitee shall have consultative voting rights.
ARTICLE 4.- (1) The Commission shall meet as required upon convening by the chairperson.
(2) Minutes shall be drawn up after deliberations of each meeting.
ARTICLE 5.- (1) The Commission’s deliberations shall be valid only when, at least, half of its members are present.
(2) Decisions taken shall be by simple majority of the members present. In the event of a tie the chairperson shall have the casting vote.
ARTICLE 6.- The chairperson may, where the need arises, create work groups to carry out specific tasks.
ARTICLE 7.- The Commission shall be assisted by a Technical Secretariat which shall:
− prepare the Cornmission’s meetings and files;
− draw up the Commission’s minutes and reports;
− monitor the progress of work, execution Commission’s directives and draw up periodic reports pertaining thereto;
− exploit the reports from work groups;
− collect, centralise and store the Commission’s working documents;
− perform any tasks the Commission assigns it which may help in the accomplishment of its missions;
− follow-up the execution of the Commission’s budget.
ARTICLE 8.- The Technical Secretariat of the Commission shall be composed as follows:
a) Coordinator: The Director of the State Human Resources Development,
b) Assistant Coordinator: The Sub Director of Legal Personnel, MINJUSTICE ;
− the Sub Director of Competitive Examinations, MINFOPRA;
− the Forecasts Unit Head, MINFOPRA;
− the Translation Unit Head, MINFOPRA;
− the Service Head of Direct Scholarships Competitive Examinations, MINFOPRA;
− the Service Head of Social Action and Forecasts Management, MINJUSTICE;
− the Service Head of Training and Internships, MINJUSTICE;
− the Head of the Administrative Section at the Magistracy and Registry Division, ESAM;
− a representative of the Ministry of Finance.
ARTICLE 9.- The composition of the Commission and its Technical Secretariat shall be established by a decision of the Minister in charge of the Public Service.
ARTICLE 10.- (1) The running expenses of the Commission shall be borne by the State budget.
(2) The Commission’s chairperson shall be the vote-holder of the Commission’s expenses.
PART III : MISCELLANEOUS AND FINAL PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 11.- The exercise of the duties of Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Coordinator,
Vice Coordinator or members of the Commission or Technical Secretariat shall be gratuitous. However, they, as well as persons invited to meetings, may benefit from a sitting allowance and the working facilities required for the performance of their respective assignments.
ARTICLE 12.- (1) The Commission shall have a period of 4 (four) year, from the date of signature of this order, within which to accomplish its missions.
(2) The Commission shall submit an annual report on the execution of its missions to the Prime Minister, Head of Government.
(3) The Commission shall be dissolved ipso facto as soon as it submits its final report of activities to the President of the Republic.
ARTICLE 13.- This order shall be registered, published according to the procedure of urgency and inserted in the Official Gazette in English and French.
Yaounde, 06 April 2017
The Minister of the Public Service and Administrative Reform
(s) ANGOUING Michel Ange