CHAPTER 277
JUDGES (CONDITIONS OF SERVICE) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
EMOLUMENTS AND BENEFITS ON RESIGNATION, RETIREMENT OR DISMISSAL

   3.   Emoluments

   4.   Benefits on retirement, resignation and dismissal of Judge

   5.   Retirement on grounds of ill health

   6.   Benefits following death

PART III
MISCELLANEOUS

   7.   Appointment of Judge from Public Service

   7A.   Judges appointed before commencement of Act

   8.   Appointment under contract

   9.   Administration

   10.   Contributions

   11.   Payments from general revenues

   12.   Regulations

   13.   Repeal of certain provisions in Act 43 of 1993

AN ACT

to provide for the emoluments, pensions and other conditions of service for Judges and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

[17th March, 1997]

Act 14 of 1996,

Act 19 of 1998,

Act 15 of 2006.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

   (1) This Act may be cited as the Judges (Conditions of Service) Act.

   (2) This Act shall—

      (a)   apply to a Judge; and

      (b)   for purposes of entitlement to any pension or gratuity, apply to a Judge who was in service on the 1st June, 1992.

[S 1(2)(b) subs by s 2 of Act 19 of 1998.]

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“appropriate authority” means the Judicial Service Commission;

“dependant” in relation to the deceased means a person whose livelihood solely depended on the deceased immediately prior to death;

“emoluments” means salary and allowances;

“Judge” means a Judge of the Supreme Court, a Puisne Judge, and the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Industrial Relations Court;

“pensionable emoluments” means salary and any special addition to salary granted without any condition that it shall not count for the purpose of calculating pension.

PART II
EMOLUMENTS AND BENEFITS ON RESIGNATION, RETIREMENT OR DISMISSAL

3.   Emoluments

There shall be paid to a Judge such emoluments as the President may, by statutory instrument, prescribe.

4.   Benefits on retirement, resignation and dismissal of Judge

   (1) A Judge shall retire in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.

   (2) Upon retirement, a Judge shall—

      (a)   if the Judge has served—

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