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REGULATIONS. REGULATIONS respecting OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS, held under the ORder in COUNCIL of 12th February 1876, for Boy CLERKSHIPS in the LOWER DIVISION OF THE CIVIL SERVICE.*

Boy Clerks,
Lower Divi-

sion.

1. Competitive examinations of candidates for boy clerkships in the lower division of the Civil Service will be held from time to time at such places as may be deemed expedient.

2. These examinations are open, with such exceptions and under such conditions as may be laid down, to all natural-born subjects of Her Majesty, being of the prescribed age and of good health and character. The under-mentioned exceptions and conditions are at present in force :

(i.) The following classes of persons are ineligible; viz.,

(a.) Persons actually serving in the Army or Navy.

(b.) Persons who have commuted, under the Act 32 & 33 Vict. c. 32.,
or the Act 34 & 35 Vict. c. 36. (the Pensions Commutations
Acts, 1869 and 1871), any pension other than naval retired pay,
either alone or in conjunction with a pension for wounds, or a
pension for wounds alone, either in the naval or military service.
(c.) Persons who have previously succeeded at an examination for the
same situation or class of situations.

(ii.) The following classes of persons will not be eligible unless they shall have
produced to the Civil Service Commissioners, at least one week before the
date of the competition, the written permission of the authorities of their
Departments to attend the examination: viz. (a.) Persons holding situations
in the Civil Service, (b.) Engineer students in Her Majesty's dockyards.
(iii.) Persons who have been trained in normal schools at the public expense will
not be qualified to receive appointments until the consent of the Committee
of Council on Education, England, or the Commissioners of National Edu-
cation, Ireland, as the case may be, given in conformity with rules sanc-
tioned by the Lords of the Treasury, has been notified to the Civil Service
Commissioners.

3. A fee of 10s, will be required from every candidate admitted to the examination. 4. Candidates must be over 15 and under 17 years of age on the first day of the competitive examination.

5. The subjects of examination will be as follows:

1. Handwriting.

2. Orthography.

3. Arithmetic, including Vulgar and Decimal Fractions.

4. Copying MS. (to test accuracy).

5. English Composition.

6. Geography.

No candidate will be eligible who does not satisfy the Civil Service Commissioners of his competency in Handwriting, Orthography, and Arithmetic.

The number of persons to be selected at each examination will be published as part of the notice of every such examination.

6. A list of the competitors will be made out, in the order of merit, up to this published number, if so many are found by the examination to be qualified for appointments in the Civil Service.

7. Each competitor named in a list will remain thereon until he attains the age of 19 years, unless in the meantime he has been appointed to a situation in some public office.

Boys on completing the 19th year of their age, or on receiving appointments, will be removed from the list.

8. From these lists the Civil Service Commissioners, on the application of departments having vacancies, will supply, on probation, the requisite clerks, whether for permanent or temporary duty. Selections will, as a general rule, be made by the Civil Service Commissioners according to the order of the names on the list; but the Civil Service Commissioners may select any clerk who, in his examination, has shown special qualifications in any particular subject, if special application for such a clerk be made by any department.

9. No clerk will remain more than one year in any department unless at the end of that time the head of the department shall signify in writing to the Civil Service Commissioners that the clerk is accepted by the Department. If he is not accepted, the Department will report to the said Commissioners the reasons for not accepting him; and such Commissioners will thereon supply another clerk in his room, and will decide whether the name of the rejected clerk shall be struck off the lists, as

The salaries of boy clerks will begin at 14s. per week and will rise by 18. per week per annum as long as they are employed.

unfit for the service generally, or whether he shall be allowed a trial in another REGULATIONS. Department.

10. Boy clerks will not be retained as such in any department after completing Boy Clerks, their 19th year; but they may, after two years (or, if admitted after 17 years of age, Lower Divione year) of good service, to be certified in writing by the head of their Department sion. to the Civil Service Commissioners, compete under "Regulation II.," among themselves, for so many men clerkships of the lower division as shall not exceed one fourth of the number of competitors.

Separate lists will be made out of the competitors successful in the limited competitions, and selections for appointments to men clerkships will (subject to Regulation 9) be made alternately from these lists and from the lists of competitors successful in the open competitions.

Civil Service Commission, S.W.,

22nd May 1876.

SPECIAL REGULATIONS (supplementary to the General Regulations* issued 8th April REGULATIONS. 1872, and amended by subsequent Notices in the LONDON GAZETTE,) respecting

an OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION for the SITUATION of ASSISTANT to Assistant to the the SURVEYOR of WORKS for SCOTLAND in the OFFICE of HER MAJESTY's Surveyor of WORKS, &c. Works.

N.B.-These Regulations are liable to alteration.

I. An open competitive examination will be held forthwith in London, Edinburgh, Dublin for one situation as Assistant to the Surveyor of Works for Scotland in the Office of Her Majesty's Works, &c., with a salary commencing at 1007. and rising by 10%. a year to 2001.

II. The limits of age for this situation are 20 and 30. Candidates must be of the prescribed age on the first day of the examination.

III. Candidates will be required to show what preliminary training or technical education they have undergone to qualify themselves for a situation of this nature, and they must produce evidence on this point before they can be admitted to the examination. If this evidence should prove primâ facie satisfactory, the applicants will be allowed to compete; but further proof will, if necessary, be required from the successful candidate.

IV. The examination will be in the following subjects, viz. :

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V. Candidates failing in any of the subjects of examination will not be eligible. VI. A fee of 10s. will be required from each candidate attending the preliminary examination, and a further fee of 11. from each candidate attending the competitive examination.

Civil Service Commission,

24th May 1876.

SPECIAL REGULATIONS (Supplementary to the General Regulations* issued 8th April REGULATIONS.
1872, and amended by subsequent Notices in the LONDON GAZETTE,) respecting
OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS for the SITUATION of CLERK in the STORES Clerk, Stores
BRANCH of the SCIENCE and ART DEPARTMENT.

N.B.-These Regulations are liable to alteration on future occasions.

1. The limits of age for this situation are 18 and 35, and candidates must be of the prescribed age on the first day of the examination.

Branch,

Science and

Art.

2. The examination will be in the following subjects, viz. :

1. Handwriting.

2. Orthography.

* For General Regulations now (August 1877) in force see page 38.

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3. Transcribing.

4. Arithmetic (to Vulgar and Decimal Fractions).

5. English Composition.

6. Book-keeping.

3. Candidates failing in any of the above-named subjects will not be eligible. 4. Application for permission to attend an examination must be made at such times and in such manner as the Commissioners may appoint.

5. A fee of 10s. will be required from each candidate attending the examination. Civil Service Commission,

29th December 1876.

SPECIAL REGULATIONS (supplementary to the General Regulations* issued 8th April 1872, and amended by subsequent Notices in the LONDON GAZETTE,) respecting OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS for the SITUATION of ASSISTANT CURATOR in the GEOLOGICAL MUSEUM of the ROYAL SCHOOL of MINES under the DePARTMENT of SCIENCE and ART.

N.B.-These Regulations are liable to alteration.

1. The limits of age for these situations are 20 and 35, and candidates must be of the prescribed age on the first day of the competitive examination.

2. The examination will be in the following subjects, viz. :—

Preliminary.

1. Handwriting and Orthography.

2. Transcribing.

3. Arithmetic (including Vulgar and Decimal Fractions).

4. English Composition.

No candidate will be eligible who does not satisfy the Civil Service Commissioners in all the above subjects.

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6. Mineralogy.

7. Metallurgy.

Competitive.

3. Application for permission to attend a preliminary examination must be made in the writing of the candidate, at such times and in such manner as may be fixed by the Commissioners.

4. A fee of 10s. will be required from every candidate attending the preliminary examination, and a further fee of 17. from every candidate attending the competitive examination.

Civil Service Commission, S.W.,

4th January 1877.

SPECIAL REGULATIONS (Supplementary to the General Regulations* issued 8th April
1872, and amended by subsequent Notices in the LONDON GAZETTE,) respecting
OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS for the SITUATION of BOOK-KEEPER in the
INDIA OFFICE.

N.B.-These Regulations are liable to alteration for future Examinations.

1. The limits of age for these situations are 16 and 20, and candidates must be of the prescribed age on the first day of the competitive examination.

2. The examination will be in the following subjects, viz. :

Handwriting.

Orthography.

Arithmetic.

Copying MS. (to test accuracy).

Indexing or Docketing.

Digesting Returns into Summaries.

English Composition.

Geography.

English History.

Book-keeping.

* For General Regulations now (August 1877) in force see page 38.

Candidates will be at liberty to offer themselves for examination in any or all of REGULATIONS. these subjects. No subjects are obligatory.

3. No candidate can be admitted to the competition who has not previously Book-keeper, satisfied the Civil Service Commissioners that he possesses the requisite amount of India Office. proficiency in the following subjects :—

1. Handwriting.

2. Orthography.

3. Arithmetic (to Vulgar and Decimal Fractions).

With this view, preliminary examinations in these subjects will be held at such times and places as the Commissioners may appoint.

4. Application for permission to attend a preliminary examination must be made in the writing of the candidate, at such times and in such manner as may be fixed by the Commissioners.

5. A fee of 10s. will be required from every candidate attending a preliminary examination, and a further fee of 11. from every candidate who may be admitted to the competition.

Civil Service Commission, S.W.,

12th April 1877.

SPECIAL REGULATIONS (Supplementary to the General Regulations* issued 8th April REGULATIONS. 1872, and amended by subsequent Notices in the LONDON GAZETTE,) respecting OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS for the SITUATION of JUNIOR CLERK in Junior Clerk, the OFFICE of WOODS, &c.

N.B.-These Regulations are liable to alteration.

I. The limits of age for this situation are 20 and 30, and candidates must be of the prescribed age on the first day of the examination.

II. Candidates will be required to show what preliminary training or technical education they have undergone to qualify themselves for a situation of this nature. No candidate will be eligible who has not had three years' experience as a clerk in a solicitor's office.

III. The examination will be in the following subjects, viz.:-

1. Handwriting.

2. Orthography.

Obligatory Subjects.

3. Arithmetic (to Vulgar and Decimal Fractions),

4. English Composition.

5. Précis.

6. Digesting Returns into Summaries.

7. An elementary knowledge of the law of Real Property, especially the law

of Landlord and Tenant.

8. An elementary knowledge of Conveyancing.

Optional Subjects.

9. Translation of Latin into English.

10. Geography of the British Isles.

11. History of England.

IV. A fee of 21. will be required from each candidate attending th examination.
Civil Service Commission,

Office of
Woods.

27th April 1877.

REGULATIONS respecting TEMPORARY COPYISTS in PUBLIC DEPARTMENTS. REGULATIONS. Revised Regulations may at any time be issued, which will apply to every copyist who may accept or renew an engagement after their publication in the London Temporary Gazette. Copyists. Civil Service Commission, 13th July 1877.

1. A register of copyists for temporary employment in Public Departments will be kept by the Civil Service Commissioners. 2. This register will contain the names(a.) Of candidates who, after the ordinary competitions for clerkships of the lower division, have been placed on the list of successful competitors, but have not yet received appointments, provided they signify their wish to the Civil Service Commissioners to be provisionally registered as copyists.

Men clerks can only be registered as men copyists and boy clerks as boy copyists.

* For General Regulations now (August 1877) in force see page 38.

REGULATIONS.

Temporary
Copyists.

The appointment to permanent situations of candidates thus provisionally placed on the register of copyists will continue to take effect according to clause 9 of the Order in Council of 12th February 1876.

While they remain upon the register they will be subject to whatever regulations apply to other registered copyists.

(b.) Of candidates who, not having competed for clerkships of the lower division, or not being placed on the list of successful competitors, have satisfied the Civil Service Commissioners that they are of good health and character, and that they are duly qualified under the following regulations (3 and 4).

3. The limits of age in the case of candidates not belonging to class (a) are :— For men copyists,-over 18.

For boy copyists,-14 to 18.

4. The subjects of examination for candidates in class 2 (b) are:

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5. Examinations, for the purpose of testing the qualifications of candidates in the above-mentioned subjects, will be held by the Civil Service Commissioners from time to time as may be necessary, and a certain number, regulated by the probable demand from the Public Departments, of those who display the requisite amount of proficiency, will be placed upon the register kept by the Commissioners.

6. The fee payable by persons attending these examinations will be 5s. for men and 2s. 6d. for boys.

7. Registered copyists will be summoned for employment in any of the public departments as they are wanted. When not wanted, they will have no claim to employment. Refusing to serve when called upon, except for reasons satisfactory to the Civil Service Commissioners, they will be removed from the register. The order in which they may be employed, the Departments to which they may be assigned, and their retention generally on the register, will be determined by the Civil Service Commissioners; but they will be subject to the orders of the Departments in which they are serving during the time of their actual employment, and will be liable to dismissal from them by the authorities thereof, without notice, for inefficiency or misconduct.

8. Copyists may be engaged by the hour, day, or week, or by the piece. The engagement of all copyists, not engaged for a shorter period, will be by the week. Copyists engaged for a day or upwards will ordinarily be employed for the number of hours constituting the official day in the Department to which they are attached, but if they are required to give their services after official hours, they must do so, and they will be paid at the same rate, whether by the hour or by the piece, as in the official hours. A copyist refusing to work after official hours on these terms without an excuse satisfactory to the authorities of the Department will be liable to dismissal by them without notice.

9. Men copyists will be paid either at the rate of 10d. per hour, or at the rate of 11⁄2d for every 100 words well and correctly copied, as the authorities of the Department for which they are required may determine. Other rates for special kinds of of work may be determined by the Civil Service Commissioners, with the previous approval of the Commissioners of the Treasury; but copyists, as a rule, are not meant to be employed upon any work except mere copying, or routine work under the direct supervision of established officers.

10. No service, however much it may happen to be prolonged, will confer any claim to superannuation or compensation allowance.

11. The pay of boy copyists will commence at the rate of 4d. per hour; an addition of d. per hour may be allowed by the Civil Service Commissioners at the end of each year of approved service. Should any boy copyists be engaged by the piece

Candidates should fully understand that only those who show themselves proficient in the obligatory subjects can be placed upon the register, and that those who do not pass in arithmetic will be excluded from employment where copyists are required for arithmetical work.

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