No. S 788
Central Provident Fund Act
Central Provident Fund
(Retirement Sum Scheme)
(Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2017
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 77(1) of the Central Provident Fund Act, the Minister for Manpower, after consulting with the Central Provident Fund Board, makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations are the Central Provident Fund (Retirement Sum Scheme) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2017 and come into operation on 1 January 2018.
Amendment of regulation 8C
2.  Regulation 8C(1) of the Central Provident Fund (Retirement Sum Scheme) Regulations (Rg 16) (called in these Regulations the principal Regulations) is amended by deleting sub‑paragraph (b) and substituting the following sub‑paragraph:
(b)the transferred amount in sub‑paragraph (a), or the balance of that amount, is then credited to the member’s retirement account under section 19(2) or 19A(2) of the Act.”.
Amendment of regulation 12
3.  Regulation 12 of the principal Regulations is amended by inserting, immediately after paragraph (2A), the following paragraph:
(2B)  Despite section 2(1A)(b) of the Act, for the purposes of paragraph (2A)(b)(ii), the month in which a member who is born on 29 February is deemed to attain the age of 90 years is February of the year in which the member attains that age.”.
Amendment of regulation 13E
4.  Regulation 13E of the principal Regulations is amended —
(a)by deleting the words “Paragraph (1A) applies” in paragraph (1) and substituting the words “Paragraphs (2) and (3) apply”;
(b)by deleting the words “, not being a relevant member, under regulation 12,” in paragraph (1)(a) and substituting the words “under regulation 12(1) or (2),”; and
(c)by deleting paragraphs (1A) to (5) and substituting the following paragraphs:
(2)  The Board may make the payments mentioned in paragraph (1) in any manner prescribed in the following sub‑paragraphs, as the Board thinks fit:
(a)payment into the member’s bank account;
(b)issuing a cheque or any other physical payment instrument to the member;
(c)crediting the member’s ordinary account;
(d)any other manner of payment applied for by the member.
(3)  If the Board makes payment in accordance with paragraph (2)(c), the Board may also credit to the member’s ordinary account the whole or part of the interest that would have been payable on the amount of the payment if the payment had been credited to the member’s ordinary account on becoming payable.”.
[G.N. Nos. S 503/2007; S 707/2007; S 396/2009; S 341/2010; S 263/2012; S 708/2012; S 481/2013; S 850/2013; S 443/2014; S 34/2015; S 851/2015; S 192/2016; S 735/2016; S 343/2017]
Made on 26 December 2017.
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Manpower,
[Plg&Pol/CPFPol/Legis/CPFSL/2017; AG/LEGIS/SL/36/2015/29 Vol. 4]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 78(2) of the Central Provident Fund Act).