Constitution (Prescribed Matters)

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Const. (Pres. Mat.)
CONSTITUTION (PRESCRIBED MATTERS) ACT

CHAPTER 1:02

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Act
36 of 1966
Amended by

38 of 1968
28 of 1972
17 of 1973
7 of 1976
23 of 1976
49 of 1976
11 of 1977
22 of 1977
45 of 1979
*4 of 1980
1 of 1983

96/1984
171/1985
189/1985
3 of 1986
22/2011
151/2011
204/2011
83/2013
224/2014
259/2014
295/2014

*See Note on page 2

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Index of Subsidiary Legislation

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Auditor General (Allowances) Order (LN 171/1985) … … … 10

Note on Consolidation
The Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (Prescribed Offices) Act,
1980 (Act No. 4 of 1980) has been incorporated in this Chapter as section 5 and as the
Second Schedule.

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CHAPTER 1:02

CONSTITUTION (PRESCRIBED MATTERS) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
SECTION

1. Short title.
2. Announcement of date of election for President.
3. Salaries and allowances of holders of certain offices.
Payment of salaries and allowances charged on the Consolidated

Fund.
4. Retirement age of Auditor General.
5. Offices prescribed under section 141(1) of the Constitution.

FIRST SCHEDULE.
SECOND SCHEDULE.

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*See Section 19 of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Act (Chapter 1:01) for
saving of enactments prescribing matters under former Constitution.

36 of 1966.

Commencement.

Short title.

Announcement
of date of
election for
President.
[49 of 1976].

Salaries and
allowances of
holders of
certain offices.
[3 of 1986].
First Schedule.

Payment of
salaries and
allowances
charged on the
Consolidated
Fund.
Retirement age
of Auditor
General.

Offices
prescribed under
section 141(1)
of the
Constitution.
Second
Schedule.
[1 of 1983].

CHAPTER 1:02

CONSTITUTION (PRESCRIBED MATTERS) ACT
*An Act to prescribe various matters required by the

Constitution to be prescribed by Parliament.
[8TH SEPTEMBER 1966]

1. This Act may be cited as the Constitution (Prescribed
Matters) Act.

2. The date of every election for President under section 26
of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago shall
be announced not less than twenty-one days nor more than thirty
days in advance.

3. (1) There shall be paid to the holder of an office
specified in the first column of the First Schedule a monthly
salary at the rate specified in respect thereof in the second column
of the said Schedule.
(2) There shall be paid to the holder of an office
specified in the first column of the First Schedule such
allowances as the President may by Order prescribe.
(3) The salaries and allowances prescribed in this
section shall be a charge on the Consolidated Fund.

4. The age at which the Auditor General is required to vacate
his office under section 136(1) of the Constitution is sixty years.

5. (1) For the purposes of section 141(1) of the Constitution
the offices set out in the Second Schedule are prescribed.

(2) The President may by Order amend the Second
Schedule.

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1980 1981 1982 1983

Monthly Salary
Office

$ $ $ $

3,690 5,657 6,788 7,466

3,074 4,000 4,800 5,280

1,230 2,000 2,400 2,640

2,458 3,500 4,200 4,620

1,024 1,500 1,800 1,980

— 750 900 990

410 600 720 792

4,714 5,657 6,788 7,466

1,538 2,000 2,400 2,640

— 750 900 990

410 600 720 792
6,150 7,800 9,000 9,900

(a) Chairman of the Public Service
Commission… … …

(b) Deputy Chairman of the Public
Service Commission… …

(c) Member of the Public Service
Commission other than the
Chairman and the Deputy
Chairman … … …

(d) Chairman of the Teaching Service
Commission … …

(e) Member of the Teaching Service
Commission other than the
Chairman … … …

(f) Chairman of the Police Service
Commission… … …

(g) Member of the Police Service
Commission other than the
Chairman or a member who is
also a member of the Public
Service Commission… …

(h) Chairman of the Elections and
Boundaries Commission …

(i) Member of the Elections and
Boundaries Commission other
than the Chairman … …

(j) Chairman of the Judicial and Legal
Service Commission… …

(k) Member of the Judicial and Legal
Service Commission other than
the Chairman … …

(l) Auditor General … …

*Came into operation on 1st January 1971.
†Came into operation on 1st January 1974.
‡Came into operation on 1st January 1981.

Section 3.
[38 of 1968
*28 of 1972
†7 of 1976
‡3 of 1986].

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Section 5.

*The Second Schedule was amended by the following:
4 of 1980; 1 of 1983; 96/1984; 189/1985; 25/1989; 158/1990; 106/1991; 4/1992, 132/1992,
24 of 1992; 63/1993, 85/1993, 164/1993; 23/1994, 53/1994, 67/1994, 82/1994, 145/1994,
153/1994, 167/1994; 166/1995, 201/1995; 7/1996, 31/1996, 59/1996; 2/1997, 53/1997,
183/1997, 212/1997; 19/1998, 32/1998, 167/1998, 186/1998, 187/1998; 7/1999; 13/2000,
20/2000, 33/2000, 249/2000; 12/2001, 39/2001, 50/2001, 56/2001, 76/2001, 158/2001,
159/2001; 30/2003, 187/2003, 209/2003; 33/2004, 118/2004; 114/2005, 267/2005; 38/2006,
161/2006, 175/2006; 18/2007, 273/2007, 274/2007; 66/2008, 151/2008; 12/2009; 180/2010,
259/2010, 283/2010; 22/2011, 151/2011, 204/2011; 83/2013; 224/2014, 259/2014 and 295/2014.

*SECOND SCHEDULE
President of the Industrial Court
Vice-President of the Industrial Court
Member of the Industrial Court
Ambassador
High Commissioner
Permanent Secretary
Chief Personnel Officer
Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister
Special Adviser to the Cabinet on all Protective Services and Chief Executive

Officer of the National Security Council
Commissioner of Inland Revenue and Chairman of the Board of Inland

Revenue
Commissioner of Inland Revenue
Member of the Tax Appeal Board other than the Chairman
Member of the Public Service Appeal Board
Commissioner of Police
Chief of Defence Staff
Executive Officer, Office of the Ombudsman
Director of Personnel Administration
Director of Contracts
Chief Medical Officer
Director (Finance), Water and Sewerage Authority
Director (Technical), Water and Sewerage Authority
Director, Water Resources Agency, Water and Sewerage Authority
Executive Director, National Housing Authority
Executive Director, National Advisory Council
Director, Management Development Centre
General Manager, Public Transport Service Corporation
General Manager, Industrial Development Corporation

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Mayor, Alderman and Councillor—Municipalities
Chairman, Alderman and Councillor—Councils
Chairman of the Essential Services Division of the Industrial Court
Director of Budgets
Comptroller of Accounts
Director, Research and Development, Ministry of Finance and Planning
Chief Executive Officer, Office of Corporation Sole (now Permanent

Secretary, Ministry of State Enterprises)
Member of the Statutory Authorities Appeal Board
President of the National Institute of Higher Education (Research, Science and

Technology) (NIHERST)
Director (Financial Institutions) of the National Institute of Higher Education

(Research, Science and Technology) (NIHERST)
Special Adviser (Protective Services), Ministry of National Security
Chairman, Registration Recognition and Certification Board
Inspector of Police Services
Chairman, Police Complaints Authority
Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Crime
Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat
Executive Director, Public Utilities Commission
Deputy Permanent Secretary
Special Adviser to the Minister of Community Development, Culture and

Women’s Affairs
Part-time Magistrate
Comptroller of Customs and Excise
Special Adviser to the Minister Extraordinaire
Chairman, Law Commission
Chief State Counsel, Inland Revenue Division, Ministry of Finance
Assistant Chief State Counsel, Inland Revenue Division, Ministry of Finance
Administrator General
Public Trustee
Official Receiver
Chief Administrator, Tobago House of Assembly
Deputy Chief Personnel Officer

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Magistrate (Appointed on Contract)
Legal Adviser, Service Commission
Deputy Director of Personnel Administration
Executive Director, Investment/Divestment
Clerk of the House of Representatives
Clerk of the Senate
Secretary to Cabinet
Executive Director, National Library and Information System (NALIS)
Deputy Executive Director, National Library and Information System (NALIS)
Law Reform Officer
Registrar, Environmental Commission
Deputy Comptroller of Accounts
Chairman, Law Revision Commission
Senior Assistant Registrar General
Examiner of Title
Registrar, Integrity Commission
Assistant Registrar, Industrial Court
Vice-Chief of Defence Staff
Director, Forensic Science Centre
Chief Immigration Officer
Deputy Commissioner of Police
Deputy Commissioner of Prisons
Deputy Chief Fire Officer
Chairman, Environmental Commission
Deputy Chairman, Environmental Commission
Member, Environmental Commission (Full-time)
Member, Environmental Commission (Part-time)
Member, Environmental Commission (Periodic)
Assistant Commissioner of Inland Revenue
Assistant Auditor General
Court Executive Administrator

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Magistracy Registrar and Clerk of the Court
Director Special Anti-Crime Unit
Deputy Secretary to Cabinet
Parliamentary Counsel III
Deputy Auditor General
Chief Education Officer
Defence Adviser, Ministry of National Security
Director, Defence Transformation and Integration Secretariat
Chief Election Officer, Elections and Boundaries Commission
Deputy Comptroller of Customs and Excise
Deputy Director of Budgets
Deputy Director of Contracts
Deputy Chief Immigration Officer
Coroner
Coroner (Appointed on Contract)
Legislative Draftsman, Law Reform Commission
Registrar, Equal Opportunity Tribunal
Director, Police Complaints Authority
Deputy Director, Police Complaints Authority
Director, Financial Intelligence Unit
Deputy Director, Financial Intelligence Unit
Administrator, Tobago House of Assembly
Clerk, Tobago House of Assembly
Director of Electronic Monitoring
Deputy Director of Electronic Monitoring
Supervisor of Insolvency
Deputy Supervisor of Insolvency
Commissioner of Valuation, Valuation Division, Ministry of Finance and the

Economy
Assistant Commissioner of Valuation, Valuation Division, Ministry of Finance

and the Economy
Transport Commissioner, Ministry with responsibility for transport
Director, Maritime Services, Ministry with responsibility for transport

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SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

AUDITOR GENERAL (ALLOWANCES) ORDER

ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES

CLAUSE
1. Citation and commencement.
2. Definition.
3. Cost of living allowance.
4. Vacation and vacation passage allowance.
5. Passage allowance.
6. Quarters.
7. Allowance in respect of rent for quarters.
8. Transport allowance.
9. Travelling Allowances Regulations to apply.
10. Cost of transport to Tobago.
11. Chauffeur’s allowance.
12. Subsistence.
13. Medical treatment.


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171/1985.

Citation.

Definition.

Cost of living
allowance.

Vacation and
vacation
passage
allowance.

Passage
allowance.

Quarters.

AUDITOR GENERAL (ALLOWANCES) ORDER
made under section 3(2)

1. This Order may be cited as the Auditor General
(Allowances) Order, and save as is otherwise herein expressly
provided, shall be deemed to have come into operation on
2nd September 1967.

2. In this Order, “children” means the children of the Auditor
General (including legally adopted children) who are below the
age of twenty-one years and are unmarried and maintained by him.

3. With effect from 1st January 1981, a cost of living
allowance calculated on the same basis as that which applies in
the public service is payable to the Auditor General.

4. Once in every two years the Auditor General shall be
entitled to leave of absence on long vacation the whole or any
part of which may be spent abroad and shall be paid a passage
allowance as provided in clause 5.

5. (1) The passage allowance payable to the Auditor General
shall be the full actual cost of first class return passages (by air or
sea, or partly by air and partly by sea, at the Auditor General’s
option) for himself, his wife and children, if any, subject to a
maximum of the equivalent of three such adult first class return
fares from Trinidad to the United Kingdom by the most direct route.
(2) The passage allowance shall be payable in such a
manner as to enable the Auditor General’s wife or children, or
both his wife and children, to precede him or to follow him, if
he so desires, on the outward or homeward journey as the case
may be.

6. (1) With effect from 1st January 1981, the Auditor
General shall be entitled to occupy free furnished supergrade
quarters or at his option, to be paid a house allowance at the rate
of seven hundred and fifty dollars per month.

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Allowance in
respect of rent
for quarters.

Transport
allowance.

Travelling
Allowances
Regulations to
apply.
Ch. 23:50.
Sub. Leg.

Cost of
transport to
Tobago.

Chauffeur’s
allowance.

Subsistence.

(2) In addition to the benefits outlined at subclause (1), the
Auditor General shall be paid the cost of the rental of a telephone at
his residence or quarters and such other metered charges and
ticketed calls made for official purposes as are claimed by him.
(3) When on official duty in Tobago the Auditor General
shall be entitled to the exclusive use of Government quarters or
to other suitable accommodation.

7. Where the Auditor General elects to occupy quarters under
clause 6(1) without payment of rent, the provision thereof shall be
deemed to be an allowance for the purpose of section 3 of the Act.

8. The Auditor General shall be eligible to a transport
allowance—
(a) for the period 1st January 1981 to 31st July

1981, at the rate of $450.00 per month; and
(b) with effect from 1st August 1981, at the rate of

$525.00 per month.

9. The provisions of the Travelling Allowances
Regulations which relate to advances to purchases, insurance
and retention of means of transport shall apply mutatis mutandis
to the Auditor General.

10. The Auditor General on duty in Tobago shall be provided
with paid passages (by sea or air at his option) and free transport
of his motor car to and from Tobago.

11. (1) With effect from 1st January 1981, there shall be
paid to the Auditor General a chauffeur’s allowance equivalent to
the minimum salary of a Chauffeur II in the Public Service.
(2) The allowance at subclause (1) shall be increased by
a cost of living allowance equivalent to the cost of living
allowance payable to chauffeurs employed in the Public Service.

12. (1) With effect from 1st January 1981, where the Auditor
General has travelled beyond a radius of ten (10) miles from his

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Medical
treatment.

Ch. 12. No. 9.
(1950 Ed.).

Head Office he shall be paid a subsistence allowance of thirty dollars
per day when in Trinidad and forty dollars per day when in Tobago.
(2) With effect from 9th June 1983, the subsistence
allowance quoted in subclause (1) shall be increased by ten dollars.

13. With effect from 1st January 1981, the Auditor General
is entitled without charge to operative treatment, X-ray,
bacteriological and pathological examinations and physiological
treatment and to all incidental hospitalisation services at any
hospital or State institution established and maintained by the
State under the Hospitals Ordinance; or where these services are
not available at such hospital, to be paid the cost of such
treatment and services in any hospital, institution or nursing
home in Trinidad and Tobago.

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