Civil Service Regulation (Amendment) Act 2005
Amendment of section 16 (Unauthorised absences from duty) of Principal Act.
11.—Section 16 of the Principal Act is amended by substituting the following subsections for subsection (2):
“(2) A period when a civil servant refuses to carry out the duties of his grade shall as respects the civil servant concerned be considered to be a period of unauthorised absence from duty.
(3) If any question arises in relation to the application of subsection (1) or (2) as to whether—
( a) a particular period of absence from duty of a civil servant is a period of unauthorised absence from duty, or
( b) a particular action taken by a civil servant constitutes a refusal to carry out the duties of his grade, or
( c) a refusal by a civil servant to perform a particular duty constitutes a refusal to carry out the duties of his grade,
the question shall be determined by the appropriate authority.”.