Published by Authority

NO. 17]Friday, August 26 [1988

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 29th July 1988 and assented to by the President on 16th August 1988:—
Public Service (Monthly Variable Component And Non-pensionable Annual Allowance) Act 1988

(No. 14 of 1988)

I assent.

16th August 1988.
Date of Commencement: 1st July 1988
An Act to enable annual wage increases and the non-pensionable annual allowance payable to the public service to be varied.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Public Service (Monthly Variable Component and Non-pensionable Annual Allowance) Act 1988 and shall come into operation on 1st July 1988.
2.  In this Act —
“monthly variable component” means the aggregate of the annual wage increases for the years 1982 to 1984 payable pursuant to the recommendations of the National Wages Council;
“public service” means service under the Government and includes —
(a)service as the holder of any public office or service as a Member of Parliament; and
(b)service under any statutory body or authority designated by the Minister by notification in the Gazette.
Power of Minister to vary monthly variable component and non-pensionable annual allowance
3.—(1)  The Minister may, by order published in the Gazette, vary in such manner as may be specified in the order —
(a)the rates of the monthly variable component; and
(b)the amount of the 13th month non-pensionable annual allowance,
payable to the public service.
(2)  Upon the coming into force of any order made under subsection (1), the Government and any designated statutory body or authority shall give effect to the order.
(3)  Any term or condition of employment in the public service (including any collective agreement) imposing any liability to pay —
(a)rates of monthly variable component; or
(b)the amount of the 13th month non-pensionable annual allowance,
in excess of the rates or amount specified in the order shall to the extent of the excess be void and of no effect so long as the order remains in force.
Pensions not to be affected
4.  All pensions, gratuities and other allowances to be granted under the Pensions Act (Cap. 225) and the Parliamentary Pensions Act (Cap. 219) to any person shall be computed as if the monthly variable component applicable to that person had not been reduced by virtue of any order made or continued in force under this Act.
5.—(1)  The Public Service (Variation of 1984 Annual Wage Increases) Act (Cap. 259A) is repealed.
(2)  Any order or notification made under the repealed Public Service (Variation of 1984 Annual Wage Increases) Act shall continue in force until it is revoked or replaced by any order or notification made under this Act.