The Constitutional Offices Commission (‘Commission’) held its first meeting today at Level 9, Suvavou House in Suva.
The Commission established under section 132 of the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji is responsible for providing advice to the President for the appointment the following Constitutional Offices:
(a) the chairperson and the members of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination
(b) the chairperson and the members of the Electoral Commission;
(c) Supervisor of Elections;
(d) Secretary-General to Parliament;
(e) the chairperson and the members of the Public Service Commission;
(f) Commissioner of Police;
(g) Commissioner of the Fiji Corrections Service;
(h) Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces;
(i) Auditor-General; and
(j) Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji.
The Commission consists of the following members:
(a) the Prime Minister, who is also the Chairperson;
(b) The Attorney-General;
(c) The Leader of the Opposition;
(d) 2 persons appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister, who are Mr Sanjay Kaba and Mr Ajith Kodagoda; and
(e) 1 person appointed by the President on the advice of the Leader of the Opposition who is Mr Richard Krishnan Naidu.
The Commission will hold its next meeting on 8 May 2015.
Source: MOI Media Release.