35. No functionary other than an associate secretary-general of the Conseil exécutif, an assistant secretary of the Conseil du trésor or an assistant deputy-minister, and no workman shall be appointed or promoted unless he is eligible for the post to which he is appointed or promoted, according to a list of eligible persons furnished by the Commission, and unless the Minister of the Civil Service, the Deputy Minister of the Civil Service or any other functionary of such department authorized generally for such purpose by the Minister has previously certified in writing that no plan of organization approved by the Gouvernement prevents the appointment or promotion, and he has assured himself that there is a sufficient balance on an appropriation.
Appointment or promotion shall not be determined by seniority, except that for workmen of equal competence, seniority may be one of the criteria considered.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 14, s. 34; 1969, c. 14, s. 30; 1976, c. 7, s. 6; 1977, c. 5, s. 14.