SCHOOL TEACHERS PENSION Act

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of a pension scheme.

3. Regulations for the pension scheme.

4. Establishment of widows' and orphans' pension fund.

5. Regulations for the pension fund.

5A. Establishment of the Widowers and Orphans Pension Fund.

5B. Section 5A not to apply to certain categories.

6. Cost of establishment to be a charge on the Consolidated Fund.

7. Contributions not to be assigned or attached.

8. No absolute right to pension.

28A. Age of compulsory retirement of teachers who are not employed in Government schools.

9. Minister to make regulations.

9A. Director-General of Education to decide certain questions and his decision to be subject to appeal to the Minister.

9B. Provisions relating to teachers whose names have been or are inadvertently omitted from the Register of Pensionable Teachers.

10. Interpretation.

11. Savings.

12. Date from which certain provisions are to have effect.

44 of 1953,

23 of 1957,

38 of 1961,

34 of 1964,

32 of 2008.

AN ACT to amend and consolidate the law relating to the grant of pensions, gratuities or other allowances to teachers and to the wives and children of male teachers, to enable the age of compulsory retirement of teachers who are not employed in government schools to be prescribed by regulation, and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Am by s 2 of Act 23 of 1957.]

[Date of Commencement: 19th December, 1953]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the School Teachers Pension Act.

2. Establishment of a pension scheme.

(1) There shall be a pension scheme from the grant of pensions, gratuities or other allowances to teachers (hereinafter referred to as "the pension schemeā€).

(2) The pension scheme, which has been established under the School Teachers Pension Ordinance, No. 6 of 1927,1 and which is in existence on the day immediately preceding the date of the commencement of this Act, shall be the pension scheme established for the purposes of this Act.

3. Regulations for the pension scheme.

(1) Regulations may be made under this Act providing for the regulation, administration and management of the pension scheme, the conditions and circumstances in which, and the restrictions subject to which, teachers will be eligible for the grant of pensions, gratuities or other allowances, fixing the contributions to be made thereto by teachers, and the payments to be made thereunder to teachers, authorising the contributions of teachers to be deducted from their salaries, prescribing the procedure for making such deductions, authorising the payment of such contributions into the Consolidated Fund, authorising the deduction of moneys due from deceased teachers to the Government or to the Lady Lochore Loan Fund out of any sums which are payable to the nominees or legal representatives of such teachers as contributions made to the pension scheme, or pension undrawn, by such teachers, and all matters incidental to or connected with such scheme for which no express provision is made in this Act.

[S 3(1) am by s 2 of Act 34 of 1964.]

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions of subsection (1), regulations made under that subsection in respect of any matter may make provision similar to that made in respect of the same matter in the Minutes regulating the pensions or gratuities to be granted to public servants.

4. Establishment of widows' and orphans' pension fund.

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