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Description of work

The Standing Committee on Directorate Salaries and Conditions of Service (the Committee) was established in 1963. It advises the Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China on matters affecting the directorate of the general civil service (i.e. excluding the disciplined services and the Judiciary).

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Terms of reference

I. The Committee will keep under review the structure, i.e. the number of levels and the pay rates appropriate to each post of the Directorate, including the grouping of departments for salary purposes, together with the other conditions of service of directorate officers, and will make recommendations to the Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.


II. The Committee will also, when it so determines, conduct an overall review. In the course of this, the Committee should accept the existing internal structure of departments and not consider the creation of new Directorate posts. If, however, the Committee in an overall review discovers anomalies, it may comment upon and refer such matters to the Chief Secretary for Administration.