Pensions (Amendment No. 2) Bill

Bill No. 27/1970

Read the first time on 26th June 1970.
An Act to amend the Pensions Ordinance, 1956 (No. 22 of 1956).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows: —
Short Title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Pensions (Amendment No. 2) Act, 1970.
Amendment of Section 3
2.  Section 3 of the Pensions Ordinance, 1956, is hereby amended by inserting immediately after subsection (4) thereof the following new subsection: —
(5)  The regulations made under this section may provide that where a person has rendered full-time national service pursuant to section 10 of the Enlistment Act, 1970 (Act of 1970), or pursuant to the provisions of any written law repealed by that Act (whether such service was rendered before or after that person became the holder of a pensionable office) the period of his entire full-time national service may be treated, to such extent and on such conditions as may be specified in the regulations, as pensionable service and that that service shall be deemed to be “public service” and that person shall be deemed to have been or to have continued to be, as the case may be, an officer in the public service for the period of that full-time national service for the purposes of this Ordinance.”.
Amendment of Section 7
3.  Section 7 of the Pensions Ordinance, 1956, is hereby amended —
(a)by inserting immediately after the word “officer” appearing in the second line of paragraph (b) of subsection (2) thereof the expression “, including a police officer of such Auxiliary Police Force as may be specified by the President by notification in the Gazette,”; and
(b)by inserting immediately after subsection (3) thereof the following new subsections: —
(4)  An officer retiring under paragraph (e) or (j) of subsection (2) of this section shall not, where he is granted a pension, be paid such pension until he has attained the age of fifty years:
Provided that where such an officer —
(a)becomes physically or mentally incapacitated to such an extent that he is incapable of continuing in any employment until he has attained the age of fifty years, he may be paid the pension granted to him with effect from the date he is deemed to be so physically or mentally incapacitated; or
(b)dies before he has attained the age of fifty years, his dependants or legal personal representatives may be paid a gratuity in accordance with the provisions of section 16 of this Ordinance.
(5)  The pension so granted under subsection (4) of this section shall be computed on the basis of his pensionable service up to the date of retirement as though he had retired on medical grounds under paragraph (c) of subsection (2) of this section except that an officer retired in the public interest under paragraph (e) of subsection (2) of this section may have his pension reduced under the provisions of subsection (2) of section 5 of this Ordinance.”.