Implementing Recommendations of a Commission is Prerogative of Govt.
Posted on September 27th, 2021

Palitha Mapatuna

The position of certain quarters seems to be that it is mandatory upon a government to implement recommendations of a commission.

This position is not tenable, because it would, then, amount to a transfer of powers of an elected government to a commission, which is not legitimately possible.

The decision of implementation, or otherwise, regarding any of the recommendations of a commission, it seems needless to say, is the prerogative of the government.

If this is not the case, an appointed commission would, in effect, be the government.

Palitha Mapatuna

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