Brief History

Brief History of the Commission

A Civil Service Commission (CSC) is a Government Agency that is constituted by legislature to regulate the employment and working condition of Civil Servants, Oversee hiring and promotions and promotes the values of the public service. The origin of the Public Service Commission in many jurisdiction was the white paper colonial 197 issued in 1946 which set out measure which where proposed to improve the quality and efficiency of the colonial service of the British Administration. Every country has its Civil Service Commission. In United Kingdom it was formally called United Kingdom Civil Service Commission currently called Office of Personal Management. Singapore it is called Singapore Public Service Commission and in Philippine it is called Philippine Civil Service Commission to mention but a few. In the same vein, in Nigeria it is called Federal Civil Service Commission of Nigeria (FCSC) with State Civil Service Commission in the 36 State of the Federation including Federal Capital Territory Abuja. This body is an executive body that has the authority to make appointments, transfers and to exercise disciplinary control over all Federal (State) Civil Servants. Delta State Civil Service Commission is one of the State Civil Commission in the Country. It could not be an exaggeration to say that Delta State Civil Service Commission is one of the vibrant and Transparent Civil Service Commission in the country looking at the array of personalities the state Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan has appointed to man the affair of the Commission.

The performance we are witnessing today in Delta State Civil Service Commission may not be unconnected with the pedigree and affirmation of capability of the present members of the Commission. The Commission with Dr. Tetsola Emmanuel (JP) as Chairman, Mrs. Tialobi Roseline 1st Commissioner, Tuedon Richard 2nd Commissioner, Dr. Andrew Akanigha 3rd Commissioner, Pastor Ifeanyi Agbeyeke, 4th Commissioner and the indefatigable Dr. Jerry Agbaike as Permanent Secretary has brought dynamism and innovation in the discharge of their duties of representation of the Civil Service Commissioners at Senior Staff Committee meeting of Ministries, Review and approval of recommendations on disciplinary cases of senior officers, Ratification of promotion of offices to senior position, including conducting promotion interviews and exams and recruitment of senior officers among others The Commission is advancing further from the traditional one way approach where Civil Servants come to meet them at the Commission after the brief of the officers from various Ministry / Department / Agency have been sent ahead for promotion or any other issue to visiting the officers in their duties post. This no doubt has helped the Commission to assess among other things the working condition of Civil Servants. Recently the Chairman, Dr. Emmanuel Tetsola and members of the Commission visited Board of Internal Revenue Asaba.