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Transitional financial provisions.
52. (1) Part III, except Article 28, shall not come into operation until 1st January 1964.
(2) Until the coming into operation of Part III, any sums which under this Constitution (including Part III) are a charge on the Consolidated Fund shall be a charge on the revenues and other funds of the State and payment thereof shall be made by virtue of this clause without further authority of any law.
(3) Nothing in clause (1) shall prevent the making of any provision or, doing of any other thing before 1st January 1964 for the purposes of Part III in respect of the financial year beginning on that date.

Transitional provisions relating to Public Service Commission.

53. Any person who, immediately before the commencement of this Constitution, holds office as Chairman, Deputy Chairman or any other member of the Public Service Commission established by the Sarawak (Public Service Commission) Order in Council 1961 shall, as from the commencement of this Constitution, hold the like office as a member of the Commission established by this Constitution as if he had been appointed thereto under Article 35 for a period of two years from the commencement of this Constitution.

Existing officers.

54. (1) Subject to the provisions of the Federal Constitution and this Constitution, any person who immediately before the commencement of this Constitution is in the service of Her Majesty in respect of the government of the colony of Sarawak shall—
(a) on the commencement of this Constitution cease to be in such service and become a person in the service of the State ;
(b) so long as he continues in such service, be entitled to terms and conditions of service not less favourable than those applicable to him immediately before the commencement of this Constitution ;
(c) be deemed to have been appointed on the commencement of this Constitution to hold or to act in any office in the service of the State corresponding to that which he holds or is acting in immediately before the commencement of this Constitution and to have taken any oath in connection therewith required by law.
(2) For the purposes of clause (1)—
(a) any terms or conditions of service for which, on or after Malaysia Day, a person opts shall be deemed to be not less favourable than those applicable to him immediately before the commencement of this Constitution ;
(b) the offices of State Secretary, State Attorney-General and State Financial Secretary shall, unless the Governor of the colony of Sarawak otherwise directs, be regarded as corresponding respectively to the offices of Chief Secretary, Attorney-General and Financial Secretary of the colony of Sarawak ; and