The Statutory Authorities Service Commission (SASC) is an independent body established by Act No. 16 of 1966 (now Chapter 24:01 of the Laws of Trinidad and Tobago). The Act was assented to on August 2, 1966 and the Commission operationalized on January 1, 1967.
Like the other Service Commissions, the SASC has its origins in the British Civil Service tradition, which is based on the principle that the appointment, promotion, dismissal and discipline of officers should be insulated from political influence. The creation of Service Commissions was therefore seen as a key measure to promote the impartiality of the Civil Service.