PARLIAMENTARY PENSIONS LAW

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of pension scheme.

3. Application of Law.

4. Period of service in the Legislature.

5. When pension is payable to a member.

6. Effect of re-election.

7. Exclusion of certain periods in the computation of pension.

7A. Payment of pension to widows and children of Members of the Legislature.

7B. Person to be entitled to one pension.

7C. Pension to include allowances currently paid to public officers on their pensions.

8. Payment not to be assigned or levied on.

9. Life certificate to be furnished.

10. Administration of the scheme.

11. Payment from Consolidated Fund.

12. Rules.

13. Interpretation.

SCHEDULE

1 of 1977,

50 of 1979,

1 of 1982,

33 of 1985,

47 of 1990.

A LAW to provide for the establishment of a pension scheme for members who have served the Legislature for a certain period and their widows and children and to provide for all matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Am by s 2 of Act 47 of 1990.]

[Date of Commencement: 7th January, 1977]

1. Short title.

This Law may be cited as the Parliamentary Pensions Law.

2. Establishment of pension scheme.

There shall be established a non-contributory pension scheme (hereinafter referred to as "the pension scheme”) for the grant of pensions to persons who have ceased to be Members of the Legislature and the widows and children of such persons.

[S 2 am by s 3 of Act 47 of 1990.]

3. Application of Law.

Any person who has served as a Member of the Legislature of Sri Lanka after July 7, 1931, and who is a citizen of Sri Lanka at the time of coming into operation of this Law, and the widow and children of such persons, shall subject as hereinafter provided, be entitled to a pension under this Law.

[S 3 am by s 4 of Act 47 of 1990.]

4. Period of service in the Legislature.

(1) Any person who has served as a Member of the Legislature for a minimum period of five years in the aggregate shall be entitled to monthly payment of a pension amounting to one-third of the substantive monthly allowance currently payable to a Member of the National State Assembly and a maximum of two-thirds of such substantive monthly allowance if he has served an aggregate period of fifteen years or more as such Member:

Provided that any person who has served as a Member of the Legislature for a period of more than five years but less than fifteen years shall receive a monthly proportionate pension determined in accordance with a table of payment to be prepared by the Speaker with the concurrence of the Minister in charge of the subject of Finance.

[S 4 re-numbered as s 4(1) by s 2 of Act 33 of 1985.]

(2) Any person who, during his period of service as a Member of the Legislature, has held any one or more of the offices set out in the Schedule to this Act, for a minimum period of five years in the aggregate, shall—

(a) If he has held only one such office or more than one payment of a pension amounting to one-third of the basic salary currently payable to the holder of such office; or

(b) if he has held more than one such office, and the salary payable to the holder of one such office is higher than the salary payable to the holder or holders of the other such office or offices, he shall be entitled to a monthly payment of a pension amounting to one third of the basic salary currently payable to the holder of the highest paid of such offices, and

be entitled to a maximum of two-thirds of such basic salary, if he has held one or more of such offices for an aggregate period of fifteen years or more:

Provided that any person who, during his period of service as a Member of the Legislature has held any one or more of the offices set out in the Schedule to this Act for an aggregate period of more than five years but less than fifteen years, shall receive a monthly proportionate pension determined in accordance with a table of payment prepared by the Speaker with the concurrence of the Minister in charge of the subject of Finance.

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