1. Required General Qualifications For Government Job Vacancies:
Every candidate must provide acceptable evidence of Sri Lankan citizenship. According to the Sri Lanka Citizenship Act, a “Sri Lankan” is a citizen of Sri Lanka by descent or registration.
A candidate for any post for which the minimum educational qualification is a pass in the Senior School Certificate Examination or an equal or higher examination should have a pass in the Senior School Certificate Examination or an equal or higher examination, should have a pass either in Sinhala or Tamil obtained, as the case may be, at the Senior School (this requirement will not apply to those who are in the public service from a date before January 01, 1961, and who seek appointments to other posts in the public service).
2. General Service Conditions
The Financial Regulations, the Establishments Code, departmental orders or regulations, and any other orders or regulations issued by the government from time to time will apply to all officials in the public service.
Under the Public Officers (Security) Ordinance, a public official may be compelled to provide security in the amount and manner determined by the secretary to the Ministry concerned.
A public officer may be assigned to any location on the island.
3. Terms and Conditions of Service for Public Officers with Permanent Appointments:
In addition to the criteria outlined in Section 2 above, permanent public officers will be subject to the following additional requirements:
Unless a longer term is deemed appropriate in the case of any position, all appointees shall be on probation for three years. Any appointment may be canceled at any moment during the probationary period without giving a reason.
All public officials must follow the requirements of Chapter IV of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, as well as any other laws, regulations, or rules enacted from time to time to implement the Government’s Language Policy.
All public employees who did not join the public service in Sinhala or Tamil are obliged to learn one of the official languages.
The passing of the Grade 1 Proficiency Test in one of the Official Languages within one year, the Grade II Proficiency Test within two years, and the Grade III Proficiency Test (where applicable) within three years from the date of appointment will determine whether an officer who entered the Public Service in a medium other than Sinhala or Tamil will be confirmed at the end of their probation period.
If you fail to pass an exam within the allotted time, your increments will be suspended. If the test is not passed within six months after the specified term, the suspension will be changed to a stoppage, with the stoppage lasting until the test is passed or until the requirements of Section 3:1:6 below apply.
His services shall be terminated if he fails to pass the test within the specified time frame of 2 1/2 years.
4. Terms and Conditions of Engagement:
Public officers appointed to permanent and pensionable posts should contribute to the ‘Widows and orphans’ Pension Scheme from their salary an amount equivalent to the percentage the Government requires to recover from their salary.
Public officials hired on a Provident Fund basis, whether permanent or temporary, shall be obliged to pay 6% of their consolidated salary to the Public Service Provident Fund. As its share of contributions, the government will contribute 150 percent of the mandatory payments credited to the fund at the end of the fiscal year.
Officers in the Public Service hold pensionable appointments. Further, They are released for appointments to pensionable posts in the Local Government Service, as well as officers in the Local Government Service who hold pensionable appointments and are released for appointments to pensionable posts in the Public Service, will be allowed to retire from their positions in the local government service.
Regular force members in the army, navy and air force who are released for appointments to positions in the Public Service. So The Public Service are pensionable under the Minutes on Pension shall be permitted to retire from such positions. Regardless of anything else in these Minutes, any member of the Armed Forces is released to accept an appointment as a Public Officer in a post. In addition the member of the Armed Forces has been declared to be pensionable under these Minutes. Moreover, they will have his or her not forfeited full pay service counted for any pension or gratuity payable under these Minutes.
5. Public Service Officers in the Field:
Officers of the Public Service hold all of the required credentials. They shall submit their applications via the Heads of their respective Departments. In the event of applications from public officers are employed in a permanent position in the public sector. When sending such applications, department heads should indicate whether the candidates will be freed or not to take up the new position if chosen.
Candidates may be asked to appear for an interview at a certain time and location. In this case, no travel or other costs will be reimbursed.
Anyone who wishes to suggest a candidate should do it in the form of a testimonial.
Candidates who canvass or try to influence the selection of a candidate shall be disqualified.
If an error in an application statement is discovered before the selection, the applicant will be disqualified, and if discovered after the selection, the applicant will be dismissed.
Applications that do not meet the advertisement’s criteria in every way will be rejected.
6. Salary Definition for Eligibility Purposes:
For eligibility, remuneration refers solely to the consolidated salary and excludes any action pay, allowances, or other benefits.
Source –Government Gazette