By Ogochukwu Collins Udeme
DELTA CSC: ASSESSING PUBLIC SERVICE WORKERS THROUGH MONITORING
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. The first port of call was the office of the Chairman, Board of Internal Revenue.
Speaking at the visit, the Chairman Civil Service Commission Dr. Tetsola Emmanuel said Civil Service Commission is the custodian of the staff in the public service; therefore, it is good to move to see staff at work and those who take care of the staff.
While admonishing civil servants to take their job seriously, Dr. Tetsola said it is good to thank those who work hard.
He therefore applauded the State Board of Internal Revenue for being resourceful in revenue generation.
Tetsola disclosed that the Commission her been monitoring the activities of the Board and was pleased to note that it was doing remarkably well in generating revenue for the state.
Apart from strengthening its revenue generating for the state, he said the Commission was equally pleased to observe that the Board was taking care of its staff.
“We are highly impressed with the activities of Delta State Board of Internal Revenue”, Tetsola added, “It is good to praise People who are working hard. He disclosed that they were in the board to thank members of the management and staff for what they were doing and to encourage them not to rest on their oars.
Responding the Executive Chairman Delta State Board of Internal Revenue, Hon. Joe Onowakpor Thomas who commended the Chairman and members of the Commission for the visit, thanked them for their support given to the board stressing the staff posted to them has added in improving in the Internally Generation Revenue of the state.