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Validity of General Orders

1.  The conditions of service for government officers, instructions for the conduct of public business and other miscellaneous matters are embodied in this code
of regulations which are known as General Orders. These Orders are intended to be read in conjunction with Colonial Regulations, which are not repeated in the
General Orders unless administratively convenient.

2.  General Orders are orders of the Governor and authority for their interpretation is vested in him.

3.  General Orders are applicable to all civil servants, i.e. monthly paid officers whether on the pensionable or non-pensionable establishment (which excludes
casual employees on daily or weekly rates of pay), except insofar as:

(i) the contrary intention appears in the General Orders:

(ii) alternative provision is made for the officer in an Act of Parliament, an Ordinance of the Colony, or
   in a regulation, by-law or order made under an Act of Parliament or an Ordinance of the Colony;

(iii) the officer is excluded by the term of his appointment from the operation of General Orders or any
   one of them.

While for convenience, General Orders are worded so as to refer to officers in the masculine gender,
they are equally applicable in the case of women officers.

4.  The Chief Secretary, the Principal Auditor and the Auditor, the Commissioner of Police and the Gazetted Police Officers, officers serving in the offices of
the Governor and the Chief Secretary and the clerical staff of the Leeward Islands Police Force, are subject to the General Orders of the Colony in which they
are stationed In their cases, the word "Administrator'' in these General Orders will be taken to mean "Chief Secretary of the Leeward

5.   Non-compliance with, or disobedience of, a General Order may form the basis of a disciplinary charge.

6.   General Orders may be supplemented or amended from time to time and amendment will bear a serial number. Such additions and amendments have equal
validity with and are issued under the same conditions as, General Orders.


7.  It is the duty of all officers to be thoroughly acquainted with General Orders and the contents of all amendments and additions to them.

8.  General Orders should be readily available in every Government Department for consultation by all officers and it is the duty of Heads of Departments to
ensure that all officers in their Departments have access to a copy.

9.  Like all official documents, copies of General Orders provided for tile use of Government Departments are not to be regarded as the property of but as part
of the equipment of the Government Office for which copies are provided. It is the duty of Heads of Departments to ensure that copies of General Orders are
not retained by officers when transferred to another Department.

10. Requests for additional copies for any Department should be addressed in writing to the Administrator, with reasons for the request.


11. Heads of Departments are responsible for ensuring that amendments and additions to General Orders are made immediately they are received and that all
departmental copies are at all times kept fully up-to-date.

12. When an amendment is made, the serial number of the amendment, the date of issue and the date of making the amendment should be noted in the Register
of Amendments at the end of these General Orders.

13. When it is necessary to refer to General Orders, reference should be to the serial number or numbers of the General Order or Orders and to the serial
number of any amendments (e.g. "General Order 56 as amended by amendment No. 7 of 1957"). If necessary for clarity, the General Order or Orders should
also be quoted in full.

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