40. Immediately a vacancy occurs, the deputy-head shall notify the Minister of the Civil Service who shall forward the application to the Commission; the latter shall, as soon as possible, submit a list of eligible persons, after holding an examination if necessary.
Whenever in the opinion of the Commission it is possible to do so and it is in the best interests of the public, appointments shall be made from within the civil service by competition.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 14, s. 39; 1969, c. 14, s. 31.