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Central Provident Fund Act
Central Provident Fund
(Amendment) Rules 2020
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 77(2) of the Central Provident Fund Act, the Central Provident Fund Board makes the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Rules are the Central Provident Fund (Nominations) (Amendment) Rules 2020 and come into operation on 6 January 2020.
Amendment of rule 1A
2.  Rule 1A of the Central Provident Fund (Nominations) Rules (R 1) (called in these Rules the principal Rules) is amended by deleting paragraphs (1) and (2) and substituting the following paragraphs:
(1)  Any reference in these Rules to a numbered form is a reference to the current version of the form bearing the corresponding number provided on the website of the Board at
(2)  Every form mentioned in these Rules must be completed —
(a)in accordance with the instructions specified in the form and by the Board; and
(b)in English or in any other language that the Board allows.”.
Amendment of rule 2
3.  Rule 2 of the principal Rules is amended —
(a)by deleting the word “or” at the end of paragraph (1)(b)(ii);
(b)by deleting the full‑stop at the end of sub‑paragraph (c) of paragraph (1) and substituting the word “; or”, and by inserting immediately thereafter the following sub‑paragraph:
(d)by executing a memorandum in electronic form by using the electronic system designated by the Board for that purpose, nominate any person to receive —
(i)any portion of the amount payable on the member’s death out of the Fund in accordance with section 25(1)(a)(i) of the Act; or
(ii)any portion of any shares designated under section 26(1) of the Act.”; and
(c)by deleting paragraph (2) and substituting the following paragraph:
(2)  Every nomination under paragraph (1) must be witnessed or attested to in the manner set out in the relevant form by 2 persons who satisfy the qualifications set out in rule 9.”.
Deletion of rule 6
4.  Rule 6 of the principal Rules is deleted.
Deletion and substitution of rule 9
5.  Rule 9 of the principal Rules is deleted and the following rule substituted therefor:
Qualifications for person to witness or attest
9.  For the purposes of rules 2(2), 3(3) and 8(1), a person may be a witness or make an attestation in respect of a nomination or notice of revocation if —
(a)the person is an employee of the Board and (in the case of a nomination) does not take any benefit under the nomination; or
(b)the person —
(i)in the case of a nomination, does not take any benefit under the nomination;
(ii)does not lack capacity within the meaning of section 4 of the Mental Capacity Act (Cap. 177A); and
(iii)has attained 21 years of age.”.
[G.N. Nos. S 591/2000; S 495/2006; S 714/2007; S 177/2009; S 122/2010; S 814/2010; S 46/2012; S 689/2012; S 660/2016]
Made on 2 January 2020.
Central Provident Fund Board,
[Plg&Pol/CPFPol/Legis/CPFSL/2020; AG/LEGIS/SL/36/2015/45 Vol. 1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 78(2) of the Central Provident Fund Act).