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7(1)The Commission shall appoint such staff as it considers necessary for the purpose of enabling it and the Chief Investigating Officer and other persons appointed under section 9 of this Act to exercise their respective functions.
(2)It shall pay to the members of its staff so appointed (referred to in this paragraph as “employees”) such remuneration and allowances as Ministers may determine.
(3)Its employees shall be appointed on such other terms and conditions of service as it thinks fit.
(a)pay such pensions, allowances or gratuities to or in respect of any persons who have been or are employees as Ministers may determine; and
(b)make such payments as Ministers may determine towards the provision of pensions, allowances or gratuities to or in respect of any such persons.
(5)References in sub-paragraph (4) above to pensions, allowances or gratuities to or in respect of any such persons as are mentioned in that sub-paragraph include pensions, allowances or gratuities by way of compensation to or in respect of any employees of the Commission who suffer loss of office or employment.
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