THE 2013 Constitution states that the Prime Minister will be the Constitutional Offices Commission chairman.
The new Constitution which was launched on Thursday by Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum states that the other members of the commission will be the Leader of Opposition, Attorney General, two persons appointed by the Prime Minister and one appointed by the President on the advice of the Leader of the Opposition.
It also states that the commission may regulate its own procedures and may take such rules and regulations as it deems fit for regulating and facilitating the performance of its functions.
The Constitution further states that the commission shall provide regular update and advice to parliament on any matter relating to its functions and responsibilities.
"In the performance of its function or the exercise of its authority and powers, the commission shall be independent and shall not be subject to the direction or control of any person or authority, except by a court of law or as otherwise prescribed by written law," the new Constitution states.