CHAPTER 279
WIDOWS AND ORPHANS PENSION ACT

Arrangement of Sections

   Section

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Who shall become contributors

   4.   Contributors to Oversea Superannuation Scheme

   5.   Contributor appointed before 1st August, 1964, ceasing to be contributor

   6.   Who shall not be contributors

   7.   Officers in service common to more than one East African Government

   8.   Eligibility of persons appointed or transferred to Civil Service (Local Conditions) or Teaching Service

   9.   Rates of contribution

   10.   Determination of “salary”

   11.   Period and manner of contribution

   12.   Repealed

   13.   Registers of contributors to be kept

   14.   Information to be furnished by contributors

   15.   Penalty for non-compliance

   16.   Pension when officer with beneficiaries dies

   17.   Calculation of pensions and mode of charge

   18.   Pensions to beneficiaries

   19.   Bonuses in respect of certain pensions

   20.   Pension to widow

   21.   Pensions to children

   22.   Pensions to adopted children

   23.   Child over 21 undergoing full-time instruction or training

   24.   Who not entitled to pension

   25.   Provisions consequent upon an officer being dismissed for misconduct

   26.   Pension: when to commence and how payable

   27.   Allowance in lieu of pension to widow on bankruptcy

   28.   Pension not to be assigned or levied upon

   29.   Payment of pension to persons acting on behalf of minors in case of desertion

   30.   Discretion as to payment of minors' pensions

   31.   Proof of title may be required before payment of pension

   32.   Increases of contributions

   33.   Contributions may continue in full if salary reduced

   34.   Refund of contributions to bachelor and widower without children of pensionable age

   35.   Option given to certain officers who have left the service to elect to continue contributions

   36.   Contributions repayable in certain circumstances

   37.   Refund of contributions made in lump sum

   38.   Contributor married or widower with pensionable children leaving East African service on transfer, pension or when of pensionable standing

   39.   Option to contributor retiring on pension to cease or continue contributing

   40.   Pension payable when a pensionable officer retires on account of ill health and dies within two years

   41.   Registered pension in the case of non-pensionable officers leaving the service

   42.   Periodical revision of Pension Tables

   43.   Questions and disputes to be decided by appropriate Commission or authority

   44.   Cost of management of scheme

   45.   Rules and regulations

   46.   Notices of election irrevocable

   47.   Rates of exchange

   48.   Position of officers on war service

   49.   Officers from Palestine may become contributors

      FIRST SCHEDULE

      SECOND SCHEDULE

      THIRD SCHEDULE

      FOURTH SCHEDULE

AN ACT

to make provision for granting pensions to widows and children of deceased European public officers.

[5th April, 1929]

Act 31 of 1929,

Act 46 of 1929,

Act 36 of 1930,

Act 17 of 1932,

Act 24 of 1932,

Act 8 of 1933,

Act 30 of 1933,

Act 1 of 1934,

Act 24 of 1936,

Act 24 of 1940,

Act 23 of 1941,

Act 1 of 1946,

Act 12 of 1950,

Act 48 of 1950,

Act 45 of 1951,

Act 32 of 1955,

Act 19 of 1956,

Act 1 of 1960,

Act 35 of 1961,

Act 28 of 1962,

Act 32 of 1963,

Act 50 of 1964,

Act 43 of 1969,

Act 22 of 1979,

GN 341 of 1964,

SI 144 of 1965.

 

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Widows and Orphans Pension Act.

 

2.   Interpretation

   (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“appropriate Commission” shall have the meaning assigned to that expression in the Constitution of the Republic;

“approved scheme” means a scheme or fund for the granting of pensions to the widows and children of officers in the public service, which may have been declared to be an approved scheme for the purposes of this Act by the Governor of the former Protectorate of Northern Rhodesia or which may hereafter be declared by the President to be an approved scheme for the purposes of this Act;

“beneficiary” means and includes—

      (a)   the widow of a contributor;

      (b)   the children of a contributor, by his marriage with any wife dying in his lifetime, who are alive and of a pensionable age at the death of their father;

“Civil Service (Local Conditions) means—

      (a)   in respect of any period before the 24th October, 1964, that part of the civil service of the former Protectorate of Northern Rhodesia which served under the terms and conditions of service introduced with effect from the 1st November, 1961, or under such terms and conditions of service as varied from time to time;

      (b)   in respect of any period on or after the 24th October, 1964, that part of the civil service of the Government of Zambia serving under such terms and conditions of service as may be prescribed for public officers who are citizens of Zambia or under such terms and conditions of service as varied from time to time;

“contributor” means a contributor to the scheme and includes a person who has ceased to contribute in such circumstances that he continues to rank for benefit under this Act;

“Crown Agents” means the Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Administrations;

“East African service” means the service of the Government of any one or more of the following—

Kenya, Uganda, Nyasaland, Zanzibar, Somaliland, Northern Rhodesia, Tanganyika, the East Africa High Commission, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, excluding service in the Civil Service (Local Conditions) or in the Teaching Service, which Governments are referred to as “East African Governments”, and also the service of the East African Common Services Organisation;

“European officer” means any officer both of whose parents were of European descent but includes also any other officer who is appointed under the conditions of service ordinarily applicable to Europeans;

“the Governments” shall mean the Government of Zambia, or in respect of any period before the 24th October, 1964, the Government of the former Protectorate of Northern Rhodesia;

“other public service” means public service not under the Governments;

<PW:Popup,2,2,Popup>(1) The wordstwenty-one years” were substituted for the words “eighteen years” in the case of males by Act 1 of 1946, with effect from 8th May, 1942, provided that where, before 1st January, 1944, by reason of the attainment of the age of eighteen years by a child of a deceased contributor, a pension payable to any other person from the funds of the Governments has been increased, this increase shall cease to be payable on the date aforesaid and not earlier.(2) For the avoidance of doubts it was declared that where any child of a deceased contributor shall have attained the age of eighteen years on or before 7th May, 1942, the pension thereupon ceasing to be payable to such child shall not become again payable by reason of the alteration in the definition effected by Act 1 of 1946.')">1“of a pensionable age”, as applied to children, means in the case of a male, that he is under the age of twenty-one years, and, in the case of a female, that she is under the age of twenty-one years and has not been married. A child shall be deemed to cease to be of a pensionable age within the meaning of this Act, if a male, on attaining the age of twenty-one years or dying under that age, and, if a female, on attaining the age of twenty-one years, or dying or marrying under that age;

“prescribed date” means the 1st November, 1961;

<PW:Popup,2,2,Popup>Service with the following bodies shall be public service for this purpose: Colonial Development Corporation. (GN 57 of 1949.) Central Electricity Board, Federation of Malaya. (G.N. 219 of 1950.) Tanganyika Broadcasting Corporation. (GN 166 of 1958.).')">2“public service” means—

      (a)   service in a civil capacity under the Government of the Republic of Zambia or any other country or territory in the Commonwealth; or

      (b)   service under the East Africa High Commission, the East African Railways and Harbours Administration, the East African Posts and Telecommunications Administration or the East African Common Services Organisation; or

      (c)   any other service which may have been determined to be public service for the purposes of this Act by the Governor of the former Protectorate of Northern Rhodesia or by the President or which may hereafter be determined by the President to be public service for the purposes of this Act;

“the scheme” means the scheme common to all the territories administered by the East African Governments for granting pensions to the widows and children of European officers in the East African service which it is intended to establish by this Act and by similar legislation in such territories;

“Teaching Service” means the Teaching Service described in the Teaching Service Regulations.

   (2) When the marriage of any contributor has been annulled or dissolved by the decree of any competent court, the wife, party to such marriage, shall for all purposes of this Act be deemed to have died and the contributor to have become a widower at the date of such decree.

[S 2 am by Act 1 of 1946, 35 of 1961, 28 of 1962, 32 of 1963; GN 341 of 1964; SI 144 of 1965; Act 43 of 1969.]

 

3.   Who shall become contributors

   (1) Subject to the exceptions mentioned in sections 6 and 8, every European officer appointed to a post in the service of the Governments after the commencement of this Act shall become a contributor under the provisions of this Act from the date on which he commences to draw any of the salary of the post.

   (2) If a European officer who is already a contributor under the scheme is transferred to the service of the Governments from other East African service after the commencement of this Act, he shall contribute under this Act.

   (3) Any officer who has claimed exemption from the obligation to become a contributor under this Act under the provisions of section 4 and who subsequently becomes ineligible to continue as a contributor to the Oversea Superannuation Scheme shall become a contributor under the provisions of this Act from the date on which he ceases to be a contributor to the said Scheme unless he is otherwise ineligible or not liable to do so.

[S 3 am by Act 50 of 1964; SI 144 of 1965.]

 

<PW:Popup,2,2,Popup>This section is deemed to have come into force on 1st January, 1951, (See Act 32 of 1955).')">34.   Contributors to Oversea Superannuation Scheme

   (1) Any officer who is or becomes a contributor to the Oversea Superannuation Scheme may claim exemption from the obligation to become or to continue to be a contributor under this Act:

Provided that no such claim shall be effective unless made in writing and received by the Crown Agents before the 1st November, 1955, or within three months from the date upon which such officer first became a contributor to the said Scheme, whichever is the later.

   (2) Every claim for exemption made under the provisions of sub-section (1) shall take effect from the date upon which the officer concerned first became a contributor to the Oversea Superannuation Scheme and the amount of any contributions which he may have made under the provisions of this Act since such date shall be refunded to him without interest.

   (3) As from the date upon which any claim for exemption made under the provisions of sub-section (1) shall take effect, the officer by whom the claim was made shall be deemed, in respect of all rights arising from his contributions made under the provisions of this Act prior to such date, to be subject to the provisions of section 38 to the same extent as if he had left the service of the Governments on such date.

[S 4 am by Act 32 of 1955; SI 144 of 1965; Act 43 of 1969.]

 

5.   Contributor appointed before 1st August, 1964, ceasing to be contributor

   (1) Any contributor appointed before the 1st August, 1964, serving under a written agreement expressed to continue for a specified period or periods may elect not to continue as a contributor subject to and in accordance with the provisions of this section.

   (2) An election as aforesaid shall be by written notice addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, or to the Crown Agents.

   (3) An election as aforesaid shall not be effective unless it is received by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, or the Crown Agents before the 1st January, 1965, or before such later date as the appropriate Commission may, in any particular case, specify.

   (4) Any contributor making an election as aforesaid shall cease to be a contributor with effect from the first day of the month after that in which his notice of election is received by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, or the Crown Agents, as the case may be.

   (5) If the person on ceasing to be a contributor as aforesaid is—

      (a)   a bachelor; or

      (b)   a widower without children of pensionable age;

the provisions of section 34 shall apply to him as if he had left the East African service on the date on which he ceased to be a contributor.

   (6) If the person on ceasing to be a contributor as aforesaid is married or is a widower with children of pensionable age, the provisions of section 41 shall apply to him as if he had left the East African service on the date on which he ceased to be a contributor.

[S 5 am by Act 50 of 1964; SI 144 of 1965.]

 

6.   Who shall not be contributors

   (1) The following shall not be eligible to be contributors—

      (a)   Governors and their Private Secretaries and Aides-de-Camp, if not contributors before they held these positions or holders of substantive appointments entitling them to be contributors.

      (b)   Officers, non-Commissioned officers and men on the active list of the United Kingdom Navy, Army or Air Force temporarily employed by an East African Government in either a military or a civil capacity and not holding pensionable appointments under the Governments.

      (c)   Persons in the service of the Governments by reason only of their membership of the defence force and not holding pensionable appointments under the Governments.

      (d)   Persons temporarily employed on special missions.

      (e)   Females.

      (f)   Persons whose engagement, not being for a specified period, is terminable at one month's notice or less.

      (g)   Persons who are unmarried and are at the time of employment under the age of twenty-one:

Provided that if they are otherwise liable to contribute under the terms of this Act, they shall, on becoming married or on reaching the age of twenty-one, forthwith become contributors.

      (h)   Persons, appointed on or after the 1st August, 1964, serving under written agreements expressed to continue for a specified period or periods, unless the terms of their appointment provide that they shall be eligible to be contributors.

      (i)   Persons who transferred to the service of the Governments after the 30th September, 1963, from the public service of the Government of the former Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland unless they were contributors at the date they transferred.

<PW:Popup,2,2,Popup>This sub-section is deemed to have come into force on 1st January, 1951. (See Act 32 of 1955).')">   4(2) Who shall not become contributors

The following shall not be eligible to become contributors—

      (a)   persons who have attained the age of forty-nine years, unless they are transferred from other East African service in which they were contributors under the scheme and have not completed their periods of contribution;

      (b)   persons who are contributors to the Oversea Superannuation Scheme, unless they were, at the date when they became contributors to the said Scheme, already contributors under this Act.

<PW:Popup,2,2,Popup>This sub-section is deemed to have come into force on 1st January, 1944. (See Act 45 of 1951).')">   5(3) Exemption

      (a)   Subject to the provisions of this sub-section, if the appropriate Commission is satisfied that an officer who is required by this Act to become a contributor is a contributor under an approved scheme, the appropriate Commission may, on the application of such officer, direct that he shall, so long as he continues to be a contributor under such approved scheme, be exempt from contributing unless at any time the contributions which, in the absence of this sub-section, he would from time to time be required to pay under this Act exceed his contributions under such approved scheme; and so long as the exemption remains in force and the officer continues to be a contributor under such scheme, he shall not contribute under this Act more than the amount (if any) of such excess.

      (b)   The appropriate Commission may require any contributor who has been granted an exemption under this sub-section, from time to time to produce the receipts for his contributions, or other evidence of his continuing to be a contributor under such approved scheme, and if he shall fail to do so the appropriate Commission may cancel the exemption.

      (c)   No application for exemption under this sub-section shall be valid unless it is made in writing and reaches the appropriate Commission not later than three months after the date from which the officer commences to draw salary from the funds of the Governments or after the 1st April, 1952, whichever is the later, or such later date as the appropriate Commission may in any special case determine.

      (d)   Where an officer is, by virtue of an exemption under this sub-section, making no contributions under this Act he shall nevertheless be deemed, for the purposes of this Act, to cease or continue to contribute, as the case may be, in any circumstances in which he would he cease or continue if such exemption had not been granted, and all rights of election under sections 34, 35, 38, 39 and 41 may be exercised by him accordingly.

[S 6 am by Act 24 of 1940, 45 of 1951, 32 of 1955, 1 of 1960, 50 of 1964; GN 341 of 1964; SI 144 of 1965; Act 43 of 1969.]

 

<PW:Popup,2,2,Popup> Posts in the British East African Meteorological Service shall not be posts in the service of the Governments. (GN 119 of 1934).')">67.   Officers in service common to more than one East African Government

   (1) It shall be lawful for the President from time to time, by statutory notice, to declare that, notwithstanding the provisions of this Act, the posts specified in the notice, being posts of which the salaries are provided wholly or partly by more than one of the East African Governments, shall be deemed for the purposes of this Act to be either—

      (a)   posts in the service of the Governments; or

      (b)   posts not in the service of the Governments.

   (2) The provisions of sub-section (2) of section 9 shall not apply to any officer holding a post so declared to be in the service of the Governments, who shall, for the purposes of sub-section (1) of section 9, be deemed to be in receipt of salary from the funds of the Governments equal to the total salary of the post from whatever source it is drawn.

   (3) Any notice issued under this section shall have retrospective effect as regards any post to the date from which the holder for the time being thereof entered the East African service.

   (4) If the holder of any post declared by notice under this section to be in the service of the Governments has not been required prior to the notice to contribute to the scheme, he may, within three months of the date on which the notice concerning his post is issued or such later date as the President may in any special case allow, elect to be exempted either from the requirement to contribute thereto or from his liability to make contributions in respect of service prior to the date upon which the notice is issued. The date of the election shall be deemed to be the date of the receipt of the written notification addressed either to the Permanent Secretary (Establishments) or to the Crown Agents. Any election duly exercised shall be irrevocable.

[S 7 am by Act 30 of 1933, 1 of 1934; GN 341 of 1964; SI 144 of 1965; Act 43 of 1969.]

 

8.   Eligibility of persons appointed or transferred to Civil Service (Local Conditions) or Teaching Service

   (1) Subject to the provisions of sub-sections (2) and (3), persons who are appointed to the Civil Service (Local Conditions) or to the Teaching Service shall not be eligible to be contributors.

   (2) A contributor who transfers to the Civil Service (Local Conditions) or to the Teaching Service may, on or at any time after so transferring, elect to cease to be a contributor.

   (3) Where a contributor does not elect under the provisions of sub-section (2), he shall continue to be a contributor and the provisions of this Act shall apply to such contributor as though he had transferred to other public service.

   (4) Where any person ceases to be a contributor under the provisions of this section, the provisions of this Act shall, from the date of his so ceasing, apply to such person as though he had transferred to other public service.

[S 8 am by Act 35 of 1961, 28 of 1962; SI 144 of 1965.]

 

9.   Rates of contribution

   (1) The rates of contribution shall be as follows—

      (a)   An officer whose salary, determined in accordance with the provisions of section 10, exceeds the amount given in any line of the first column below but does not exceed that given in the corresponding line of the second shall contribute at the annual rate given in the corresponding line of the third column.

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
K K K
-- 550 24
550 600 30
600 800 36
800 1,000 48
1,000 1,200 60
1,200 1,440 72
1,440 1,680 84
1,680 1,840 96
1,840 2,200 108
2,200 2,400 120
2,400 2,600 130

and so on, the annual contribution increasing by K10 for each step of K200 in the salary scale.

      (b)   A contributor who before the date of his first payment of contribution under this Act or within three months after marrying shall by written notice to the Crown Agents so elect may make an additional annual contribution of one-half of the amount specified in the line in column 3 above, which is applicable to him at the date of notification or, if he so decides at the date of notification, of one-half the amount so specified which is applicable to him from time to time. A contributor who has not so elected before the date of his first contribution or within three months after marrying may be permitted so to elect at any time during his contribution term, subject to the approval of the appropriate Commission after examination by a Government Medical Board. If he so elects to make an additional annual contribution, he shall make it accordingly as from the date on which he first became a contributor or as from the first day of the month next after that in which his notice was received by the Crown Agents or as from the first day of the month next after that in which the appropriate Commission's approval was given to his subsequent election, as the case may be. A contributor who at the time of his appointment or reappointment to the service of the Governments is already making an additional annual contribution under the scheme shall (unless he elects at any time under sub-section (1) of section 11 to discontinue such additional contribution) continue to pay it as an additional annual contribution under this Act and an officer who has ceased to contribute under the scheme may on being reappointed to the service of the Governments elect to make an additional annual contribution at the rate then applicable to him from time to time. No officer shall be allowed to make more than one additional annual contribution under the scheme at the same time.

      (c)   Any officer contributing at a rate not lower than K120 a year may, whether or not he has exercised a previous option under this paragraph, at any time elect to limit his future annual contributions to such rate provided for by paragraph (a) and not being lower than K120 a year as he shall specify, but he shall not by so electing be entitled to any refund in respect of any contribution made prior to the date of his election.

      (d)   An officer who has opted to limit his contributions in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (c) may, subject as hereinafter provided, subsequently revoke the said option.

      (e)   An officer who has revoked a previous option under paragraph (d) may—

      (i)   subject to the production by him of a satisfactory certificate of physical fitness signed within the preceding three months by a qualified medical practitioner, exercise a further option to limit his contribution at a higher rate; or

      (ii)   subject to the production by him of a satisfactory certificate of physical fitness signed within the preceding three months by a qualified medical practitioner, exercise a further option to revert to the full rate of contribution appropriate to his salary; or

      (iii)   exercise a further option to reduce his contributions to a rate not lower than K120 a year;

and a revocation under paragraph (d) shall take effect only upon the exercise of one of the options conferred under this paragraph.

      (f)   No option may be revoked under this sub-section within any period of less than two years from the making of the said option.

      (g)   Every option and every revocation of an option made under this section shall be effected by the officer giving written notice thereof to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, or to the Crown Agents and shall be deemed to be exercised on the first day of the month next after that in which his notice is received.

      (h)   No officer shall after attaining the age of forty-nine contribute at a higher rate than that at which he was contributing immediately before attaining that age.

      (i)   The provisions of paragraph (b) shall not apply to any officer who becomes a contributor after the 1st January, 1944.

   (2) Where a contributor is in receipt of salary from more than one East African Government, his contributions under this Act shall bear the same proportion to the contributions which he would have paid under this Act had the whole of such salary been payable by the Governments as the salary in fact payable by the Governments bears to his total salary.

[S 9 am by Act 1 of 1946, 48 of 1950, 32 of 1955, 19 of 1956, 1 of 1960, 50 of 1964; GN 341 of 1964; SI 144 of 1965.]

 

10.   Determination of “salary”

For the purpose of fixing the rate of contribution—

      (a)   in respect of service prior to the 1st April, 1960, no regard shall be had to any personal, duty or acting allowance, nor to any other receipts, emoluments or advantages of any kind which the officer may receive or enjoy; but the contribution shall be assessed with regard only to the amount of the salary of the definite post held by the officer without previous deduction of the amount of his contribution;

      (b)   in respect of service on or after the 1st April, 1960, the term salary shall be deemed to include salary, personal allowance (other than a personal allowance awarded in direct consequence of the implementation of recommendations made by the Salaries Commission appointed on the 6th February, 1952) and inducement allowance, but does not include duty allowance, entertainment allowance or any other emoluments whatsoever.

[S 10 am by Act 50 of 1964; SI 144 of 1965.]

 

11.   Period and manner of contribution

   (1) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (3), all annual contributions shall be paid in monthly installments and shall, subject as hereinafter mentioned, be payable until either the contributor dies, or he has contributed for an exact number of years, such period of payment in the latter case terminating on or after the forty-ninth and before the fiftieth birthday of the contributor:

Provided that a contributor who is making an additional annual contribution may at any time by notification to the Crown Agents elect to discontinue such contribution either as from the next date subsequent to the receipt of his notification of election by the Crown Agents on which the installments paid on account thereof will amount to one or more full annual contributions, or as from the beginning of the month next after that in which his notification of election is received by the Crown Agents. When a contributor so elects to discontinue an additional annual contribution, only such installments thereof as form part of a complete annual contribution paid by him shall be taken into account for the purpose of calculating any pension under this Act, and any balance shall not be refunded except in pursuance of the provisions of section 34.

   (2) The Crown Agents shall deduct the contributions from the salaries of contributors when they are on leave or when their salaries are wholly paid through the Crown Agents or from the pensions of contributors who retire on pension and elect to contribute under this Act and whose pensions are payable through the Crown Agents. When a contributor's salary or pension is not wholly paid through the Crown Agents, his contributions shall be deducted from his salary or pension, as the case may be, by the Government. If a contributor is on leave on half salary or under interdiction, or on leave without salary, he shall still be liable to contribute at the ordinary rate. In the last mentioned case, if the contributor does not himself pay to the Government his contributions during the period when he was on leave without salary, the amount of his contributions in arrear shall be deducted from the first payment of salary subsequent to such leave.

   (3) Notwithstanding the provisions of sub-sections (1) and (2), a contributor who has retired and whose contributions fall to be deducted from his pension may, at any time, elect to pay a lump sum in lieu of the contributions which would be payable between the date on which his election is deemed to have been exercised and the anniversary of the date he became liable to contribute falling on or after his forty-ninth birthday, and such lump sum shall be calculated in accordance with the table and instructions set out in the Third and Fourth Schedules.

   (4) Any election made under sub-section (3) shall be effected by the officer giving written notice thereof to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, or the Crown Agents and shall be deemed to be exercised on the first day of the month next after that in which his notice of election is received:

Provided that any such election shall be void if the full payment of the lump sum contribution is not made within thirty days of the date on which the election is deemed to have been exercised.

[S 11 am by Act 43 of 1969.]

 

12.   …

[S 12 rep by Act 22 of 1979.]

 

13.   Registers of contributors to be kept

Registers shall be kept by the Crown Agents in which shall be entered the date of the birth of every contributor and, if he be married, the dates of the births of his wife and children (if any), particulars of his contributions, and all other dates and particulars respecting contributors and their families material to be recorded for the purposes of this Act.

 

14.   Information to be furnished by contributors

   (1) Every contributor shall within three months of his first becoming a contributor under the scheme notify to the Crown Agents in writing—

      (a)   the date of his birth; and

      (b)   if he is a married man, or a widower with children of a pensionable age, the dates of his marriage and of the births of his wife and children (if any).

   (2) Every contributor who marries while a contributor shall within three months after his marriage notify the same to the Crown Agents in writing and state the date of the birth of his wife.

   (3) Every contributor shall notify to the Crown Agents in writing within three months from the date of the event—

      (a)   the birth of any child born to him or the adoption of any child by him;

      (b)   the marriage of any female child under the age of twenty-one;

      (c)   the death of his wife and the death or adoption of any of his children of a pensionable age.

   (4) Information to be furnished by widows

After the death of any married contributor the widow of such contributor shall notify to the Crown Agents in writing within three months from the date of the event—

      (a)   the date of the death of the contributor, if he was not at the time in the East African service;

      (b)   the birth of any posthumous child born to such contributor;

      (c)   the marriage of any female child of such contributor under the age of twenty-one years;

      (d)   the death or adoption of any child of such contributor while of a pensionable age;

      (e)   her own remarriage or bankruptcy.

   (5) Proof of statements

Any such statement or notice shall be proved by the production of birth, death, or marriage certificates or by affidavit or otherwise, to the satisfaction of the Crown Agents.

[S 14 am by Act 1 of 1960.]

 

15.   Penalty for non-compliance

   (1) A contributor or widow who fails or neglects to comply with any of the requirements of the foregoing section shall, for each default, be liable, at the discretion of the appropriate Commission, to pay a sum not exceeding 0.4 ngwee, which may be deducted from his or her salary or pension, as the case may be.

   (2) Penalty for false statement

If a contributor or widow of a contributor shall at any time have wilfully made any false statement respecting any of the particulars required by this Act to be furnished, all or any part of the rights under the scheme of the contributor or the widow or any child of the contributor shall be liable to be forfeited at the discretion of the appropriate Commission.

[S 15 am by Act 17 of 1932, 1 of 1960; GN 341 of 1964; SI 144 of 1965.]

 

16.   Pension when officer with beneficiaries dies

Upon the death of a contributor who is married or a widower with children of a pensionable age, the full pension registered in his name shall be payable subject to the other provisions of this Act.

[S 16 am by Act 1 of 1946.]

 

17.   Calculation of pensions and mode of charge

The Crown Agents shall calculate the pensions payable under this Act and shall pay the pensions as they become due. Any sum so paid as well as any refunds of contributions paid in accordance with this Act shall be charged to the Fund:

Provided that—

      (i)   in so far as pensions under this Act are paid at rates greater than those set out in the First Schedule which is deemed to have come into force on the 1st April, 1960, the whole cost of the additional payment shall be met by the Fund;

      (ii)   where an officer's contributions under the scheme have been paid partly into the Fund and partly to one or more other East African Government—

      (a)   the amount of the pension to be charged to the Fund in respect of that officer shall be the amount attributable to the contributions paid into the Fund in respect of him and calculated in accordance with the tables applicable to that officer, together with any increase therein calculated in accordance with the provisions of this Act;

      (b)   the amount to be charged to the Fund on account of any refund made to or in respect of that officer shall be the total amount of the contributions paid into the Fund in respect of him, together with any interest thereon calculated as prescribed in this Act.

[S 17 am by Act 43 of 1969.]

 

18.   Pensions to beneficiaries

Subject to the provisions of this Act—

      (a)   where a contributor who ceased to pay contributions before the 1st April, 1960, dies leaving one or more beneficiaries, such beneficiary, or each of such beneficiaries, as the case may be, shall receive a pension calculated in accordance with—

      (i)   the provisions of this Act; and

      (ii)   the pensions tables and instructions;

which were in force immediately prior to the said date;

      (b)   where a contributor who has paid contributions on or since the 1st April, 1960, dies leaving one or more beneficiaries, such beneficiary or each of such beneficiaries, as the case may be, shall receive with effect from the 1st April, 1960, or from the date of death of the contributor, whichever is the later, a pension calculated in accordance with the pension tables and instructions set out in the First and Second Schedules, which shall be deemed to have come into operation on the 1st April, 1960;

      (c)   if pensions are payable to more than one beneficiary, each beneficiary shall receive such a proportion of the pension which he would have received if he had been the only beneficiary as unity bears to the total number of beneficiaries;

      (d)   where there are more beneficiaries than one receiving pensions in respect of the same contributor and any of such beneficiaries ceases to exist within the meaning of this Act, the beneficiary or beneficiaries if more than one, remaining in existence shall, or each of them shall, as from the date of such cessation, receive the pension he would have received if he and the other beneficiary, or other beneficiaries, if any, remaining in existence had been the only beneficiary or beneficiaries in existence at the death of such contributor.

[S 18 am by Act 50 of 1964.]

 

19.   Bonuses in respect of certain pensions

   (1) In addition to any other increase effected under the provisions of this Act or any other law, every pension referred to in sub-section (2) shall be further increased by an amount of ten per centum.

   (2) The pensions to which sub-section (1) applies are—

      (a)   all pensions being paid under the provisions of this Act on the 31st December, 1957, the increase to take effect from the 1st January, 1958;

      (b)   registered pensions of officers who had ceased to contribute on or before the 31st December, 1957, in so far as they relate to contributions which accrued to the Government of the former Protectorate of Northern Rhodesia;

      (c)   those parts of the registered pensions of officers still contributing on the 1st January,1958, purchased by contributions which fell due on or before the 31st December, 1957, in so far as they relate to contributions which have accrue to the Governments.

[S 19 am by Act 1 of 1960; SI 144 of 1965.]

 

20.   Pension to widow

   (1) Where a beneficiary consists of the widow of a contributor, the pension payable to such beneficiary shall, subject to any deductions in respect of partial forfeitures under sub-section (2) of section 15, be paid to her and shall cease on her death, bankruptcy or remarriage or on the forfeitures of the whole of such pension in accordance with the provisions of that sub-section.

Lapse of widow's pension

   (2) If on such pension ceasing as aforesaid there are no children of the marriage of such widow with the contributor living and of pensionable age, such beneficiary shall be deemed to cease to exist and the pension payable to it shall lapse.

Pension to children on lapse of widow's pension

   (3) If on such pension ceasing as aforesaid there are such children living and of pensionable age, such pension shall be continued and paid to such children as hereinafter provided and such children shall be deemed to constitute a beneficiary within the meaning of this Act.

   (4) A widow whose pension has on her remarriage lapsed or become payable to the children, if any, of her marriage with the contributor who are living and of pensionable age shall—

      (a)   if her husband dies in her lifetime, not being a contributor under this Act, be paid the pension which was payable to her before her remarriage—

      (i)   as from the date of the death of her husband; or

      (ii)   as from the date when such children ceased to be of pensionable age;

whichever is the later; or

      (b)   if she becomes entitled on the death of her husband, being a contributor, to be paid a pension under this Act—

      (i)   if there are children of pensionable age of her previous marriage, be paid such pension until such children cease to be of pensionable age and may then elect either to continue to be paid such pension or to be paid in lieu the pension which was payable to her before her remarriage; or

      (ii)   if there are no such children of her previous marriage of pensionable age, elect forthwith either to be paid such pension or to be paid in lieu the pension which was payable to her before her remarriage:

Provided that in the event of a widow electing to be paid the pension which was payable to her before her remarriage in lieu of any pension which may become subsequently due under this Act, such subsequent pension shall be paid to the children, if any, of her remarriage who are living and of pensionable age.

   (5) In sub-section (4), references to the husband of a widow are references to her husband by any remarriage.

[S 20 am by Act 19 of 1956.]

 

21.   Pensions to children

Where a beneficiary consists of children of a contributor, the pension payable to such beneficiary shall be at the same rate as the pension which their mother received or would have received if she had been alive and entitled to a pension and shall be paid to such children in equal shares while they remain of pensionable age. When any of such children ceases to be of pensionable age his or her share of such pension shall be paid to the surviving children of pensionable age in equal shares, and when the last surviving child of pensionable age ceases to be of pensionable age such beneficiary shall be deemed to cease to exist and the pension payable to it shall lapse.

 

22.   Pensions to adopted children

   (1) In the award of any pensions which became or become due under this Act after the 1st July, 1955, a child adopted by a contributor while he was or is married to any wife shall be deemed to be the child of the contributor by that marriage if—

      (a)   the contributor adopted the child before he retired from the public service;

      (b)   the contributor was under the age of fifty-five at the time of the adoption; and

      (c)   the adoption was in accordance with the law of the place where the contributor was resident at the time of the adoption.

   (2) The child of a contributor who is adopted by any other person—

      (a)   in the lifetime of a contributor, or while a pension is being paid under this Act to the mother of that child, shall be deemed, for the purposes of this Act, to have died at the date of the adoption;

      (b)   after the death of the contributor shall, if he is being paid a pension or a share of a pension under this Act, continue to be paid such pension or such share.

[S 22 am by Act 19 of 1956, 1 of 1960.]

 

23.   Child over 21 undergoing full-time instruction or training

   (1) Subject to the provisions of this section, and notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, where a child of a contributor who has attained the age of twenty-one years—

      (a)   is receiving full-time instruction at any university, college, school or other educational establishment; or

      (b)   is undergoing training by any person (hereinafter referred to as “the employer”) for any trade, profession or vocation in such circumstances that he is required to devote the whole of his time to the training for a period of not less than two years;

then, if the said full-time instruction or the said training, as the case may be, was begun before the child attained the age of twenty-one years, he or she shall be paid, or shall continue to be paid, unless the appropriate Commission directs otherwise, a pension or share of a pension under this Act as if he or she had not yet attained the age of twenty-one years.

   (2) Where a pension or a share of a pension is paid, or continues to be paid, under sub-section (1)—

      (a)   the pension or the share, as the case may be, shall be reduced so that when it is added to any bursary, scholarship or other like award receivable in respect of the said full-time instruction or to any emoluments receivable by a child undergoing the said training, or payable by the employer in respect of him, the total does not exceed the yearly sum of K1, 200;

      (b)   no regard shall be had to emoluments receivable or payable by way of return of any premium paid in respect of the said training;

      (c)   the pension or the share, as the case may be, shall cease to be paid when the child attains the age of twenty-five years or, if she marries before attaining that age, shall cease to be paid to a female child on her marriage.

   (3) For the purposes of sub-section (2), “emoluments” means any salary, fees, wages, perquisites or profits or gains whatsoever, and includes the value of free board, lodging or clothing, and where a premium has been paid in respect of the training of a child all emoluments at any time receivable by him or payable by the employer in respect of him shall be deemed to be

receivable or payable by way of return of the premium, unless and except to the extent that the amount thereof exceeds in the aggregate the amount of the premium.

   (4) The appropriate Commission, if it thinks fit and is satisfied that a child's full-time education ought not to be regarded as completed, may direct that this section shall apply to the child notwithstanding that the said full-time instruction, or the said training, as the case may be, was not begun before the child attained the age of twenty-one years.

   (5) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act, a child to whom this section applies shall be deemed, for all the purposes of this Act, to be of pensionable age.

   (6) This section shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st January, 1958.

[S 23 am by Act 1 of 1960; GN 341 of 1964; SI 144 of 1965.]

 

24.   Who not entitled to pension

   (1) No widow of a contributor whose marriage with him is contracted after he has left the public service (unless he has elected to contribute under section 35 and at the date of the marriage is so contributing or has ceased to do so by virtue of sub-section (1) of section 11) or has attained the age of fifty-five and no issue of such marriage shall constitute a beneficiary for the purpose of this Act or become entitled to pension.

   (2) No widow of a contributor whose husband dies within twelve calendar months of the marriage without issue of such marriage born in his lifetime or in due time after his death shall be capable of constituting a beneficiary or become entitled to any pension under this Act:

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Provided that the Crown Agents may grant to such widow all or any part of the pension to which she would have been entitled but for the provisions of this sub-section but shall, before granting a pension to such widow, obtain from the territory in which the contributor last served the approval of—

      (a)   in respect of Zambia, the appropriate Commission; and

      (b)   in respect of any other territory, the appropriate authority therein.

   (3) Sub-section (1)—

      (a)   shall not be inapplicable (notwithstanding the previous operation of that part of section 38 which was repealed by Act 1 of 1946.) by reason only of a contributor's having ceased to contribute before the date of his marriage and before the 1st January, 1944; but

      (b)   shall not apply in respect of any contributor dying before the 8th May, 1942, or, unless the appropriate Commission directs otherwise, in respect of any contributor who ceased to rank for benefit before the 1st January, 1934.

[S 24 am by Act 1 of 1946, 32 of 1963; GN 341 of 1964; SI 144 of 1965; Act 43 of 1969.]

 

25.   Provisions consequent upon an officer being dismissed for misconduct

Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act, a contributor who is dismissed from the East African service or other public service for misconduct shall cease to contribute under this Act, and—

      (a)   where such contributor is a bachelor, the total amount of his contributions under the Act shall be repaid to him without interest subject to the deduction of any sums due by him to the Government; and

      (b)   where such contributor is a widower without children of a pensionable age, the total amount of the contributions which he has paid since the death of his last wife or the ceasing to be of a pensionable age of his last child, whichever event shall have last happened, shall be repaid to him without interest subject to the deduction of any sums due by him to the Government; and

      (c)   where such contributor is married or is a widower with a child of pensionable age, he shall continue to rank for benefit to the extent of such part of the pension registered in his name as his past contributions have earned.

[S 25 am by Act 1 of 1946.]

 

26.   Pension: when to commence and how payable

All pensions payable under this Act shall commence upon the death of the contributor in respect of whom they are payable, shall accrue daily, and shall be payable monthly in arrear:

Provided that a pension may be payable quarterly instead of monthly if the pensioner so desires.

 

27.   Allowance in lieu of pension to widow on bankruptcy

If a widow's pension ceases in her lifetime by reason of her bankruptcy, and there are no children of hers to whom such pension can be continued in accordance with sub-section (3) of section 20, the Crown Agents may, from time to time, during the remainder of her life, or during such shorter period or periods, either continuous or discontinuous, as shall be thought fit, pay to such widow an allowance at a rate not exceeding the rate of such pension, or may apply the same for the maintenance and personal support or benefit of such widow, in such manner as the Crown Agents may, from time to time, think proper, but the Crown Agents shall, before granting such allowance, obtain from the territory in which the contributor last served the approval of—

      (a)   in the case of Zambia, the appropriate Commission; and

      (b)   in respect of any other territory, the appropriate authority therein.

[S 27 am by Act 43 of 1969.]

 

28.   Pension not to be assigned or levied upon

No pension payable under this Act and no rights of any contributor acquired hereunder shall be assignable or transferable or liable to be attached, sequestered or levied upon for, or in respect of, any debt or claim whatsoever.

 

29.   Payment of pension to persons acting on behalf of minors in case of desertion

If the widow of a contributor while in receipt of a pension does not assist or deserts or abandons a child of hers by the contributor whom she is bound by law to maintain and who is of a pensionable age, the appropriate Commission may direct the Crown Agents to pay to a fit and proper person on behalf of such child, such portion of the pension as it may think fit, and the widow shall have no further claim in respect of such portion.

[S 29 am by GN 341 of 1964; SI 144 of 1965.]

 

30.   Discretion as to payment of minors' pensions

In all cases where under this Act the parties entitled to pensions are minors, such pensions may be paid, either to the legal guardian, or guardians, of such minors, or to such minors, or such person or persons as the Crown Agents may, in their discretion, think fit and proper persons to apply the same for the benefit of such minors, and after such payment, the Crown Agents and the Governments shall be free from all responsibility in respect of such payment:

Provided that the Crown Agents shall not pay such pensions to a person or persons other than the parties entitled to such pensions without the concurrence of the appropriate Commission.

[S 30 am by GN 341 of 1964; SI 144 of 1965.]

 

31.   Proof of title may be required before payment of pension

The Crown Agents may require such proof as they deem desirable that any person claiming to be entitled to pension or on behalf of whom such claim is made, is alive and entitled to pension, and the payment of any pension may be refused until such proof is furnished to the satisfaction of the appropriate Commission.

[S 31 am by GN 341 of 1964; SI 144 of 1965.]

 

32.   Increases of contributions

Increases of contributions shall rank for the purpose of calculating pensions as if they were fresh entrances at the respective ages of husband and wife when the increase takes place.

 

33.   Contributions may continue in full if salary reduced

If the salary, determined in accordance with the provisions of section 10, of a contributor be reduced so that he comes under a lower scale of contribution under section 9, he may upon giving notice in writing to the Crown Agents of his desire to do so continue to contribute at the rate formerly paid, in which case his widow or children shall be entitled to pension accordingly, but if his rate of contribution be reduced any pension to his widow or children shall be reduced in the same proportion as it would have been increased had his rate of contribution been raised instead of lowered.

[S 33 am by Act 50 of 1964.]

 

34.   Refund of contributions to bachelor and widower without children of pensionable age

   (1) If a contributor being—

      (a)   a bachelor; or

      (b)   a widower without children of pensionable age;

leaves, attains the age of fifty-five years while still serving in, or dies in, the East African service, there shall be payable to him or his legal representative—

         A.   if such contributor is a bachelor, the total amount of his contributions together with compound interest thereon calculated with annual rests at the rate of two and one-half per centum; and

         B. if such contributor is a widower without children of a pensionable age, the total amount of contributions which he has paid since the death of his last wife or the ceasing to be of a pensionable age of his last child, whichever event shall have last happened, together with compound interest thereon calculated with annual rests at the rate of two and one-half per centum:

Provided that—

      (i)   if any such contributor leaves the East African service and is, without break of service, transferred to other public service in which an approved scheme has been established, he may, at his option exercisable within three months after he ceases to draw salary from the Governments, elect not to receive a refund of his contributions with interest thereon as herein before provided. The total amount to which he would be entitled on such refund shall thereupon remain as part of the funds of the scheme, and, together with an amount representing compound interest calculated as from the date of his transfer with annual rests at the rate of two and one-half per centum shall—

      (a)   if the contributor marries, be taken into account for the purpose of calculating any pension under this Act; or

      (b)   if the contributor dies or retires from the public service, be paid to him or to his legal representative; Option for bachelor and widower without children of pensionable age who is transferred

      (ii)   if any such contributor who so leaves the East African service is transferred to any other public service in which no approved scheme has been established, he may, at his option exercisable within three months after he ceases to draw salary from the Governments, elect not to receive a refund with interest thereon as hereinbefore provided but to continue to contribute under this Act at the rate at which he was contributing immediately before he left the East African service. Such contributor may at any time thereafter cease to continue his contributions and in the event of his so ceasing to contribute is transferred to service which has no approved scheme—

      (a)   if he is then married or is a widower with children of a pensionable age, any pension payable on his death shall be reduced so as to correspond with the payments he has made; and

      (b)   in any other case, the provisions of this sub-section proceeding provisos (i) and (ii) shall apply as if he had left the East African service at the date on which he so ceased to contribute.

Option for bachelor and widower without children of pensionable age

   (2) A contributor who has become entitled to a refund of contributions shall cease to rank for benefit by way of pension under this Act.

   (3) Where a contributor is entitled to elect under this Act not to receive such refund, he shall not become entitled to a refund unless and until the time prescribed for the exercise of the election has expired and the election has not been exercised.

[S 34 am by Act 1 of 1946; SI 144 of 1965.]

 

35.   Option given to certain officers who have left the service to elect to continue contributions

   (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 34, any contributor such as is mentioned in that section—

      (a)   who is, or has been compelled, after the 1st January, 1931, to leave the East African service in consequence of the abolition of his office, or with a view to affecting economy; and

      (b)   who is not transferred to other public service; and

      (c)   who is in receipt of a pension granted in respect of his service in East Africa;

may, not later than three months after the 31st December, 1932, or one month after the date upon which he leaves the East African service, whichever shall be the later, elect, in lieu of receiving repayment of his contributions under section 34, to continue to make contributions, which shall be deducted from his pension, at the rate at which he was contributing immediately before he left the East African service.

   (2) The date of the exercise of the option under this section shall be deemed to be the receipt of written notification addressed by the contributor either to the Permanent Secretary (Eastablishments) or to the Crown Agents.

   (3) A contributor who shall have elected under this section to continue to make contributions may, at any time after leaving the East African service, cease to contribute. When such a contributor so ceases to contribute then—

      (a)   if he is married or a widower with children of a pensionable age, any pension payable on his death shall be reduced so as to correspond with the payments he has made;

      (b)   in any other case, section 34 shall apply as if he had left the East African service at the date on which he so ceased to contribute.

[S 35 am by Act 24 of 1932; 1 of 1946; GN 341 of 1964.]

 

36.   Contributions repayable in certain circumstances

If a contributor leaves the East African service and is transferred to any other public service, and while in such public service ceases to be married by death or divorce, is without children of pensionable age, and without having remarried, retires or otherwise leaves such public service, or dies, there shall be payable to him, or to his legal representative, the total amount of contributions which he has paid since—

      (a)   the death of his last wife; or

      (b)   the termination of his marriage by divorce; or

      (c)   his youngest child ceased to be of pensionable age;

whichever event shall have last happened, together with compound interest thereon calculated with annual rests at the rate of two and one-half per centum.

[S 36 am by Act 12 of 1950.]

 

37.   Refund of contributions made in lump sum

Notwithstanding any other provisions in this Act, where a contributor who has made an election under sub-section (3) of section 11 dies or ceases to be eligible to contribute under this Act before the expiry of the period in respect of which contributions were made in a lump sum, a refund of contributions calculated in accordance with the table and instructions set out in the Third and Fourth Schedules shall be made—

      (a)   in the case of a contributor who dies, to his widow, or if there is no widow, to the other beneficiary under the Act, and if there is no beneficiary, to the contributor's legal representative:

Provided that where a beneficiary consists of the contributor's children of pensionable age, the payment due shall be paid to such children in equal shares; and

      (b)   in the case of a contributor ceasing to be eligible to contribute under this Act, to the contributor.

[S 37 am by Act 43 of 1969.]

 

38.   Contributor married or widower with pensionable children leaving East African service on transfer, pension or when of pensionable standing

   (1) If a contributor in the service of the Governments who is married or who is a widower with children of a pensionable age and whose period of payment of contribution has not expired—

      (a)   is transferred to other public service not being East African service; or

      (b)   being an officer who became a contributor prior to the 1st January, 1944, otherwise leaves the East African service, except on retirement on pension, and his service is of such a nature and of such length as would have rendered him eligible for a pension if he had been retired from the East African service on medical certificate;

he may continue to contribute at the rate at which he was contributing immediately before he left the East African service. He may, on or at any time after so leaving the East African service, cease to contribute. If he so ceases to contribute, any pension payable on his death shall be reduced so as to correspond with the payments he has made.

   (2) If a contributor under this Act is appointed to the service of another East African Government and he is not in receipt of a salary from the Governments, he shall cease to contribute under this Act as from the date of such appointment.

[S 38 am by Act 1 of 1946; SI 144 of 1965.]

 

39.   Option to contributor retiring on pension to cease or continue contributing

   (1) If a contributor who is married or who is a widower with children of a pensionable age, and whose period of payment of contributions has not expired, retires on pension from the East African service or from other public service and at such date was contributing under this Act, he shall continue to contribute at the rate at which he was contributing immediately prior to the date of his retirement:

Provided that—

      (i)   any such contributor in lieu of so contributing may, at any time, elect at his option—

      (a)   to cease contributing under this Act; or

      (b)   notwithstanding the provisions of section 10, to pay contributions assessed on the amount of his pension; or

      (c)   if contributing at a rate in excess of K120 a year, to reduce contributions to any rate which is not lower than K120 a year and is a multiple of K10;

and in the event of his exercising his option the amount of the pension registered in his name shall be adjusted accordingly;

      (ii)   should any such contributor after the date of his retirement become a widower without children of a pensionable age, he shall forthwith cease to contribute and shall cease to be entitled to rank for benefit under this Act either by way of pension or return of contributions;

      (iii)   a contributor who has elected to pay contributions in a lump sum in accordance with sub-section (3) of section 11 may not subsequently elect to cease to contribute or to vary the rate of contributions on which that lump sum payment was calculated.

   (2) Where any such contributor who has elected under proviso (i)(a) to sub-section (1) ceases contributing under this Act dies within two years of his retirement on pension on the grounds of ill health, the full pension registered in his name on the day immediately preceding his retirement shall be payable subject to the other provisions of this Act.

   (3) Where any such contributor who has elected under proviso (i)(b) to sub-section (1) to pay contributions assessed on his pension dies within three years of the date of his retirement on pension on the grounds of ill health, the full pension registered in his name under this Act on the day immediately preceding his retirement shall be payable subject to the other provisions of this Act.

   (4) Where an officer has elected or been compelled to receive a reduced pension and gratuity, in lieu of a pension which he might have received but for such election or compulsion, his pension shall, for the purpose of calculating his contributions under proviso (i)(b) to sub-section (1), be deemed to be the amount of the unreduced pension which he might have so received.

[S 39 am by Act 43 of 1969.]

 

40.   Pension payable when a pensionable officer retires on account of ill health and dies within two years

If a contributor who is married or who is a widower with children of a pensionable age and who has not served the period necessary to qualify him for pension but who is otherwise eligible therefor retires from the East African service or other public service on a medical certificate before his period of contribution has expired, ceases to contribute and dies within two years of the date of his retirement, the full pension registered in his name on the date immediately preceding his retirement shall be payable subject to the other provisions of this Act.

[S 40 am by Act 1 of 1946.]

 

41.   Registered pension in the case of non-pensionable officers leaving the service

   (1) A contributor who is married or who is a widower with children of a pensionable age and—

      (a)   whose service is not of such a nature or is not of such length as would render him eligible for a pension if retired from the East African service on a medical certificate and who retires from the East African service or other public service; or

      (b)   whose service is of such a nature and of such length as would have rendered him eligible for pension if he had retired from the East African service on a medical certificate and who, being an officer who became a contributor under this Act on or after the 1st January, 1944, retires from the East African service otherwise than on pension;

shall have registered in his name the pension actually earned by his past contributions and shall not be eligible to continue to contribute after the date of his retirement:

Provided that—

      (i)   any such contributor may at his option exercisable as hereinafter provided in lieu of having registered such pension elect to have registered the full pension which was registered in his name at the date of his retirement for a period commencing from such date and equal to one-half of the period during which he contributed under this Act and if he is alive on the expiration of the above-mentioned period during which he was entitled to rank for benefit under the scheme, he shall cease to be entitled to rank for benefit whether by way of pension or return of contributions; and

      (ii)   where any such contributor who has exercised his option and elected under proviso (i) to have the full pension registered in his name is appointed or reappointed to the service of the Governments before the expiration of the period for which the full pension is registered as aforesaid he shall, as from the date of his appointment or reappointment, commence or recommence to pay contributions under this Act, or, if he so elects within three months of his appointment or reappointment, as from the expiration of the said period.

   (2)—

      (a)   The option referred to in proviso (i) to sub-section (1) shall be exercisable not later than three months after the date on which the contributor ceases to draw salary.

      (b)   The date of the exercise of the options under this section shall be deemed to be the date of the receipt of the officer's written notification addressed either to the Permanent Secretary (Establishments) or to the Crown Agents.

[S 41 am by Act 1 of 1946; GN 341 of 1964; SI 144 of 1965.]

 

42.   Periodical revision of Pension Tables

The Pension Tables may be revised from time to time after an investigation by an actuary appointed by the Crown Agents. Such investigations shall take place at such dates as the Crown Agents may from time to time determine, being not more than ten years from the date when the scheme has come into operation or from the date of the last investigation. If after such an investigation the actuary recommends that revised Pension Tables should be adopted, the new Pension Tables shall be brought into use in accordance with instructions scheduled to such Tables.

[S 41 am by GN 341 of 1964; Act 50 of 1964.]

 

43.   Questions and disputes to be decided by appropriate Commission or authority

All questions and disputes as to who is entitled to be deemed a contributor, or as to the right of a widow or child to a pension, or as to the amount of such pension, or as to the rights and liabilities of any person under this Act shall be referred by the Crown Agents in the case of the contributors concerned serving or having last served—

      (a)   in Zambia, to the appropriate Commission; and

      (b)   in any other territory, to the appropriate authority therein; and the decision of the appropriate Commission, or the appropriate authority, as the case may be, shall be binding and conclusive on all parties, and shall be final to all intents and purposes and, save as otherwise provided by the constitutional instruments, shall not be subject to appeal or to be questioned or revised by any court of justice.

[S 43 am by Act 43 of 1969.]

 

44.   Cost of management of scheme

The Government shall bear such proportion as the Crown Agents may from time to time determine of the cost of the management of the scheme including the amount of any expenditure incurred for actuarial advice or investigations in connection with the scheme.

[S 44 am by GN 341 of 1964; SI 144 of 1965.]

 

45.   Rules and regulations

It shall be lawful for the President, from time to time by statutory instrument, to frame rules and regulations, not inconsistent herewith, for the proper carrying out of the provisions of this Act, and from time to time to repeal, alter or vary the same.

[S 45 am by GN 341 of 1964; SI 144 of 1965.]

 

46.   Notices of election irrevocable

Unless otherwise provided by this Act, all notices of election given by officers under the provisions of this Act shall be irrevocable.

 

47.   Rates of exchange

For the payment of contributions or of pensions under this Act the rate or rates of exchange, in all cases where conversion is necessary from sterling to any other currency, shall be such as may be fixed from time to time by the Governments for such purposes.

[S 47 am by SI 144 of 1965.]

 

48.   Position of officers on war service

   (1) Where an officer shall be on leave from the service of the Governments for the purpose of serving with the defence force in time of war, or in consequence of having so served, then, notwithstanding anything contained in any other provisions of this Act, his salary shall, for the purpose of computing his contributions under this Act, be deemed to be the salary which he would have received had he remained on duty in his substantive office.

   (2) Where an officer shall, with the approval of the appropriate Commission, have left the service of the Governments for the purpose aforesaid, then, notwithstanding anything contained in any other provisions of this Act, so long as it shall be the expressed intention of the Governments and of the officer that he should, as soon as practicable after the termination of this service with the defence force return to the service of the Governments, he may, by electing in such manner and within such time as may be directed by the appropriate Commission, continue to contribute. If he so elect his salary shall, for the purpose of computing his contributions, be deemed to be the salary which he would have received, with all increments for which he would have been eligible, if he had continued to hold the substantive office held by him immediately before so leaving the service of the Governments:

Provided that—

      (i)   if and so long as the officer shall be in receipt from the funds of the Governments of payment in the nature of salary or other emoluments equivalent to, or greater than, the contributions which would be due from him if he elected under this sub-section to continue to contribute, he shall continue to contribute as aforesaid whether he shall or shall not elect so to do; and

      (ii)   where and so long as the provisions of this sub-section relating to the return of the officer to the service of the Governments are inapplicable by reason only of a proposal that such officer should be appointed to other service under Her Britannic Majesty, this sub-section shall continue to apply to him until he is so appointed; and when he shall be so appointed he shall be deemed, for the purposes of this Act, to have been transferred to such other service.

   (3) Where in any case to which sub-section (1) or (2) applies, payment is being made from the funds of the Governments to the officer in the nature of salary or other emoluments, his contributions may be deducted from the sums so payable; and where no such payment is being made, or if the contributions of the officer exceed such payments, the contributions or the balance thereof, as the case may be, shall be paid by the officer.

   (4) If any officer who is entitled, under sub-section (2), to elect to continue to contribute does not duly so elect, or if any officer fails to pay when due any sum payable by him under sub-section (3), the appropriate Commission may give either or both of the following directions, that is to say—

      (a)   that the officer shall cease to contribute as from a date (which may be prior to the date of the direction) to be specified in the direction; and

      (b)   that the Pensions (War Service) Act, Chapter 60 of the 1948 Edition of the Laws, shall not apply to this case;

and any such direction shall have the force of law.

   (5) This section, notwithstanding anything contained therein, shall not apply where the office in the service of the Governments last held by the officer prior to service in the defence force was not a pensionable office for the purposes of the European Officers Pensions Act, except where in any particular case the appropriate Commission otherwise directs.

[S 48 am by Act 24 of 1940; GN 341 of 1964; SI 144 of 1965.]

 

49.   Officers from Palestine may become contributors

Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions of this Act, any officer who was a contributor under the Palestine Widows' and Orphans' Pensions Ordinance, 1944, immediately before the termination of His Britannic Majesty's jurisdiction in Palestine, and who is appointed to the service of the Governments, may become a contributor if, not later than three months after such appointment or after the commencement of Act 12 of 1950, whichever is the later, such officer makes a lump sum payment under the provisions of this Act, equal to the accumulated contributions he has paid under such Palestine Ordinance, and he shall then be deemed to have been a contributor, from the date he would have become a contributor, had such lump sum been contributed by way of annual contributions under the provisions of this Act.

[S 49 am by Act 12 of 1950; SI 144 of 1965.]

<PW:Popup,2,2,Popup>This Schedule is deemed to have come into force on 1st April, 1960. (See Act 50 of 1964).')">7FIRST SCHEDULE

[Section 18]

PENSION TABLES

TABLE A

The yearly pension, payable by monthly installments, which a single payment of 1 will secure.

 

Age of husband last birthday 

Age of wife last birthday 

20 

25 

30 

35 

40 

45 

50 

55 

60 

65 

20 

1.429 

1.562 

1.754 

2.000 

2.326 

 

 

 

 

 

21 

1.351 

1.493 

1.667 

1.923 

2.222 

 

 

 

 

 

22 

1.282 

1.408 

1.587 

1.818 

2.128 

 

 

 

 

 

23 

1.220 

1.333 

1.493 

1.724 

2.000 

 

 

 

 

 

24 

1.149 

1.250 

1.408 

1.613 

1.887 

 

 

 

 

 

25 

1.087 

1.176 

1.316 

1.515 

1.754 

2.128 

 

 

 

 

26 

1.020 

1.111 

1.235 

1.429 

1.639 

2.000 

 

 

 

 

27 . 

962 

1.042 

1.163 

1.333 

1.538 

1.887 

 

 

 

 

28 

.909 

.980 

1.087 

1.250 

1.449 

1.754 

 

 

 

 

29 

.855 

.926 

1.020 

1.176 

1.370 

1.639 

 

 

 

 

30 

.806 

.870 

.962 

1.099 

1.282 

1.538 

1.887 

 

 

 

31 

.763 

.820 

.901 

1.031 

1.205 

1.449 

1.754 

 

 

 

32 

.719 

.769 

.847 

.962 

1.124 

1.351 

1.639 

 

 

 

33 

.680 

.725 

.794 

.901 

1.053 

1.250 

1.538 

 

 

 

34 

.641 

.680 

.741 

.840 

.980 

1.163 

1.429 

 

 

 

35 

.602 

.637 

.694 

.781 

.909 

1.075 

1.333 

1.695 

 

 

36 

.568 

.599 

.649 

.730 

.847 

1.000 

1.235 

1.562 

 

 

37 

.535 

.562 

.610 

.680 

.787 

.926 

1.136 

1.449 

 

 

38 

.505 

.529 

.571 

.637 

.730 

.862 

1.053 

1.333 

 

 

39 

.478 

.498 

.535 

.595 

.680 

.800 

.971 

1.235 

 

 

40 

.452 

.469 

.503 

.556 

.633 

.741 

.901 

1.136 

1.493 

 

41 

.429 

.442 

.472 

.521 

.588 

.690 

.833 

1.053 

1.389 

 

42 

.408 

.418 

.444 

.488 

.546 

.641 

.775 

.971 

1.282 

 

43 

.388 

.395 

.418 

.457 

.510 

.595 

.719 

.901 

1.176 

 

44 

.368 

.375 

.395 

.429 

.478 

.556 

.667 

.833 

1.087 

 

45 

.350 

.355 

.373 

.403 

.448 

.518 

.621 

.769 

1.000 

1.370 

46 

.333 

.337 

.352 

.379 

.420 

.483 

.578 

.714 

.926 

1.266 

47 

.317 

.319 

.333 

.357 

.395 

.450 

.538 

.662 

.862 

1.176 

48 

.303 

.304 

.316 

.337 

.372 

.422 

.500 

.613 

.800 

1.087 

49 

.290 

.289 

.300 

.318 

.350 

.395 

.467 

.571 

.741 

1.000 

50 

.277 

.275 

.285 

.301 

.329 

.372 

.437 

.535 

.690 

.926 

51 

.266 

.263 

.271 

.286 

.311 

.350 

.408 

.500 

.641 

.862 

52 

.255 

.251 

.258 

.272 

.294 

.330 

.383 

.467 

.599 

.806 

53 

.245 

.240 

.246 

.258 

.279 

.312 

.360 

.439 

.559 

.752 

54 

.236 

.230 

.235 

.246 

.265 

.294 

.339 

.412 

.524 

.704

TABLE B

The yearly pension, payable by monthly instalments, which a yearly contribution of 1, payable by monthly instalments, will secure.

 

Age of husband last birthday 

Age of wife last birthday 

20 

25 

30 

35 

40 

45 

50 

55 

60 

65 

20 

19.67 

21.50 

24.15 

27.53 

32.02 

 

 

 

 

 

21 

18.43 

20.10 

22.54 

25.79 

29.93 

 

 

 

 

 

22 

7.22 

18.74 

21.00 

24.10 

27.91 

 

 

 

 

 

23 

16.05 

17.43 

19.52 

22.45 

25.97 

 

 

 

 

 

24 

14.92 

16.17 

18.10 

20.84 

24.11 

 

 

 

 

 

25 

13.83 

14.96 

16.74 

19.28 

22.32 

27.08 

 

 

 

 

26 

12.78 

13.81 

15.44 

17.78 

20.61 

24.96 

 

 

 

 

27 

11.79 

12.73 

14.21 

16.35 

18.97 

22.94 

 

 

 

 

28 

10.85 

11.71 

13.04 

14.98 

17.41 

21.01 

 

 

 

 

29 

9.96 

10.75 

11.94 

13.68 

15.93 

19.17 

 

 

 

 

30 

9.13 

9.85 

10.90 

12.45 

14.52 

17.42 

21.37 

 

 

 

31 

8.35 

9.00 

9.92 

11.29 

13.18 

15.76 

19.44 

 

 

 

32 

7.62 

8.19 

9.00 

10.20 

11.92 

14.21 

17.59 

 

 

 

33 

6.94 

7.42 

8.13 

9.19 

10.74 

12.76 

15.83 

 

 

 

34 

6.30 

6.70 

7.32 

8.25 

9.63 

11.41 

14.16 

 

 

 

35 

5.69 

6.02 

6.56 

7.38 

8.59 

10.15 

12.59 

16.01 

 

 

36 

5.11 

5.38 

5.85 

6.57 

7.62 

8.98 

11.11 

14.07 

 

 

37 

4.57 

4.78 

5.19 

5.81 

6.72 

7.89 

9.73 

12.30 

 

 

38 

4.06 

4.23 

4.58 

5.11 

5.88 

6.89 

8.46 

10.68 

 

 

39 

3.58 

3.72 

4.01 

4.46 

5.10 

5.97 

7.30 

9.21 

 

 

40 

3.13 

3.25 

3.48 

3.85 

4.38 

5.13 

6.24 

7.87 

10.34 

 

41 

2.71 

2.81 

2.98 

3.28 

3.72 

4.36 

5.27 

6.65 

8.72 

 

42 

2.32 

2.39 

2.52 

2.76 

3.12 

3.65 

4.39 

5.54 

7.22 

 

43 

1.94 

1.99 

2.09 

2.28 

2.57 

3.00 

3.59 

4.52 

5.86 

 

44 

1.58 

1.61 

1.69 

1.84 

2.06 

2.40 

2.86 

3.58 

4.64 

 

45 

1.24 

1.26 

1.32 

1.43 

1.59 

1.84 

2.20 

2.73 

3.54 

4.86 

46 

.91 

.92 

.97 

1.05 

1.15 

1.32 

1.60 

1.96 

2.54 

3.47 

47 

.59 

.60 

.63 

.68 

.74 

.85 

1.03 

1.25 

1.62 

2.20 

48 

.29 

.29 

.31 

.33 

.36 

.41 

.50 

.60 

.78 

1.05

TABLE C

The single payment which will secure a yearly pension of 1, payable by monthly instalments.

Age of husband last birthday

Age of wife last birthday

 

Age of husband last birthday 

Age of wife last birthday 

20 

25 

30 

35 

40 

45 

50 

55 

60 

65 

20 

.70 

.64 

.57 

.50 

.43 

 

 

 

 

 

21 

.74 

.67 

.60 

.52 

.45 

 

 

 

 

 

22 

.78 

.71 

.63 

.55 

.47 

 

 

 

 

 

23 

.82 

.75 

.67 

.58 

.50 

 

 

 

 

 

24 

.87 

.80 

.71 

.62 

.53 

 

 

 

 

 

25 

.92 

.85 

.76 

.66 

.57 

.47 

 

 

 

 

26 

.98 

.90 

.81 

.70 

.61 

.50 

 

 

 

 

27 

1.04 

.96 

.86 

.75 

.65 

.53 

 

 

 

 

28 

1.10 

1.02 

.92 

.80 

.69 

.57 

 

 

 

 

29 

1.17 

1.08 

.98 

.85 

.73 

.61 

 

 

 

 

30 

 

1.24 

1.15 

1.04 

.91 

.78 

.65 

.53 

 

 

31 

1.31 

1.22 

1.11 

.97 

.83 

.69 

.57 

 

 

 

32 

1.39 

1.30 

1.18 

1.04 

.89 

.74 

.61 

 

 

 

33 

1.47 

1.38 

1.26 

1.11 

.95 

.80 

.65 

 

 

 

34 

1.56 

1.47 

1.35 

1.19 

1.02 

.86 

.70 

 

 

 

35 

1.66 

1.57 

1.44 

1.28 

1.10 

.93 

.75 

.59 

 

 

36 

1.76 

1.67 

1.54 

1.37 

1.18 

1.00 

.81 

.64 

 

 

37 

1.87 

1.78 

1.64 

1.47 

1.27 

1.08 

.88 

.69 

 

 

38 

1.98 

1.89 

1.75 

1.57 

1.37 

1.16 

.95 

.75 

 

 

39 

2.09 

2.01 

1.87 

1.68 

1.47 

1.25 

1.03 

.81 

 

 

40 

2.21 

2.13 

1.99 

1.80 

1.58 

1.35 

1.11 

.88 

.67 

 

41 

2.33 

2.26 

2.12 

1.92 

1.70 

1.45 

1.20 

.95 

.72 

 

42 

2.45 

2.39 

2.25 

2.05 

1.83 

1.56 

1.29 

1.03 

.78 

 

43 

2.58 

2.53 

2.39 

2.19 

1.96 

1.68 

1.39 

1.11 

.85 

 

44 

2.72 

2.67 

2.53 

2.33 

2.09 

1.80 

1.50 

1.20 

.92 

 

45 

2.86 

2.82 

2.68 

2.48 

2.23 

1.93 

1.61 

1.30 

1.00 

.73 

46 

3.00 

2.97 

2.84 

2.64 

2.38 

2.07 

1.73 

1.40 

1.08 

.79 

47 

3.15 

3.13 

3.00 

2.80 

2.53 

2.22 

1.86 

1.51 

1.16 

.85 

48 

3.30 

3.29 

3.16 

2.97 

2.69 

2.37 

2.00 

1.63 

1.25 

.92 

49 

3.45 

3.46 

3.33 

3.14 

2.86 

2.53 

2.14 

1.75 

1.35 

1.00 

50 

3.61 

3.63 

3.51 

3.32 

3.04 

2.69 

2.29 

1.87 

1.45 

1.08 

51 

3.76 

3.80 

3.69 

3.50 

3.22 

2.86 

2.45 

2.00 

1.56 

1.16 

52 

3.92 

3.98 

3.87 

3.68 

3.40 

3.03 

2.61 

2.14 

1.67 

1.24 

53 

4.08 

4.16 

4.06 

3.87 

3.59 

3.21 

2.78 

2.28 

1.79 

1.33 

54 

4.24 

4.34 

4.25 

4.07 

3.78 

3.40 

2.95 

2.43 

1.91 

1.42

[First Sch am by Act 50 of 1964.]

<PW:Popup,2,2,Popup>This Schedule is deemed to have come into force on 1st April, 1960. (See Act No. 50 of 1964).')">8SECOND SCHEDULE

[Section 18]

Instructions for the Use of the Pension Tables

NOTE (1). The registered pension in respect of every married or widowed officer who ceased to contribute before 1st April, 1960, shall continue to be computed on the tables and instructions in force on 31st March, 1960.

NOTE (2). The pension as at 1st April, 1960 (“the original pension”) computed on the tables and instructions in force on 31st March, 1960, and registered in respect of each married or widowed officer who began to contribute before, and was still contributing on, 1st April, 1960, shall be recomputed as follows—

      (i)   The original pension shall be divided into two parts—

      (a)   the part purchased by contributions which fell due on or before 31st March, 1960;

      (b)   the part to be purchased by contributions falling due on or after 1st April, 1960.

      (ii)   Part (b) shall be recomputed by applying to Table B in the First Schedule the amount of the annual contribution as at 1st April, 1960.

      (iii)   The registered pension at 1st April, 1960, shall be obtained by adding the recomputed Part (b) to Part (a), except that if Part (b) before recomputation is greater than the original pension, the recomputed pension shall be equal to the recomputed Part (b). (For examples see Part G.)

NOTE (3). The tables and instructions in the First Schedule shall apply—

      (i)   to all pensions registered in respect of officers who began to contribute on or after 1st April, 1960;

      (ii)   to all pensions registered in respect of officers who were contributing on 1st April, 1960, for the purpose of computing variations when their rates of contribution rise or fall on or after that date;

      (iii)   to all pensions registered on marriage in respect of bachelors who marry on or after 1st April, 1960, in relation to contributions paid both before and after marriage; and

      (iv)   to all pensions registered in respect of widowers for the purpose of computing variations if they remarry on or after 1st April, 1960:

Provided that the tables in force on 31st March, 1960, shall continue to apply in the case of any officer who made a contribution between 1st April, 1960, and 1st August, 1964, if such application would be to the advantage of the beneficiaries.

A - CONTRIBUTOR WHO BEGAN TO CONTRIBUTE WHILE A BACHELOR

I - First Wife's Prospective Pension

The registered pension to be recorded on marriage is found by adding together the two amounts calculated in accordance with the following Rules—

If the contributor began to contribute on or after 1st July, 1936-apply Rule I(a)(1) and Rule I(b). If the contributor began to contribute before 1st July, 1936-apply Rule I(a)(2) and Rule I(b).

      (a)   Pension in consideration of the contributions paid during bachelorhood.

Rule I(a)(1). For contributors who began to contribute on 1st July, 1936, or later, accumulate the contributions at 6 per centum compound interest with yearly rests at each 31st December, and multiply the result by the quantity found from Table A corresponding to the respective ages last birthday of the husband and wife at the date of marriage.

The product gives the registered pension on account of the contributions paid during bachelorhood.

Rule I(a)(2). For contributors who began to contribute prior to 1st July, 1936, accumulate the contributions at 8 per centum compound interest with yearly rests at each 31st December up to 31st December, 1935. Add simple interest at 8 per centum per annum up to 30th June, 1936. Add simple interest at 6 per centum per annum on the accumulated contributions thus obtained to 31st December, 1936. Accumulate thereafter at 6 per centum compound interest with yearly rests at each 31st December, and multiply the result by the quantity found from Table A corresponding to the respective ages last birthday of the husband and wife at the date of marriage [as at Rule I(a)(1)].

The product gives the registered pension on account of the contribution paid during bachelorhood.

      (b)   Pension in consideration of the annual contribution at the date of marriage.

Rule I(b). Multiply the amount of the annual contribution by the quantity found from Table B corresponding to the respective ages last birthday of the husband and wife at the date of marriage.

The product gives the registered pension on account of the annual contribution at the date of marriage.

Example—

Officer born on-4th May, 1934.

Officer began to contribute on-1st January, 1958.

Officer married on-30th September, 1960.

Wife born on-5th September, 1937.

Officer' age last birthday at date of marriage-26.

Wife' age last birthday at date of marriage-23

 

Annual contribution— 

1st January, 1958, to 31st December, 1958 

48.00 

1st January, 1959, to 31st December, 1959 

48.00 

1st January, 1960, to date of marriage 

60.00

Accumulation of contributions paid during bachelorhood:

RULE I(a) (1)

 

Contributions from 1st January, 1958, to 31st December, 1958 

 

48.00 

Contributions during 1959 48.00 

 

 

One year's interest at 6 per centum on K48 

 

2.88 

 

 

K98.88 

Contributions from 1st January, 1960, to date of marriage 

 

45.00 

Three-quarters year's interest at 6 per centum on K98.88 

 

4.45 

Total accumulations 

 

K148.33 

Quantity found from Table A: Husband aged 26 last birthday 

 

 

Wife aged 23 last birthday 

1.075* 

Then the registered pension in consideration of contributions paid during bachelorhood = K148.33 x 1.075 = K159.46. 

 

 

RULE I(b)

Annual contribution current at date of marriage = K60. Quantity found from Table B—

 

Husband aged 26 last birthday 

 

 

Wife aged 23 last birthday 

13.40* 

Then the registered pension in consideration of annual contribution at marriage = K60 ×13.40 = K804. 

 

 

Total registered pension recorded on marriage of the bachelor- 

 

By Rule I(a)(1) 

 

159.46 

By Rule I(b

 

804.00 

 

 

K963.46

      (c)   Variations of pension consequent on increments to, and decrements from, the annual contribution while the contributor is married to his first wife.

Rule I(c). Multiply the amount of the increment to, or the decrement from, the annual contribution by the quantity found from Table B corresponding to the respective ages last birthday of the husband and wife at the date of the variation of the contribution.

The product gives the amount to be added to the registered pension consequent on the increment to the annual contribution, or, as the case may be, the amount to be deducted from the registered pension consequent on the decrement from the annual contribution.

The cessation of the contribution from any cause except death before the completion of the full period of contribution must be regarded as a decrement from the annual contribution equal to the amount of such annual contribution.

Example—

Assume particulars as in example subjoined to Rules I(a)(1) and I(b). Annual contribution increased on 1st June, 1962, from K60 to K72. Annual contribution ceased on 15th May, 1963.

1st June, 1962, increment to annual contribution-K12. Quantity found from Table B—

 

Husband aged 28 last birthday 

 

 

Wife aged 24 last birthday 

11.54* 

Then amount to be added to registered pension-K12 x 11.54 = K138.48. 

 

 

 

 

Registered pension a date of marriage 

 

963.46

Add registered pension purchased by increment of K12 138.48

Registered pension at 1st June, 1962 K1,101.94

15th May, 1963, decrement from annual contribution due to cessation of payment of contribution-K72.

Quantity found from Table B: Husband aged 29 last birthday

 

Wife aged 25 last birthday 

10.75* 

Amount to be deducted from registered pension-K72 x 10.75 = K774. 

 

 

 

 

Registered pension at 1st June, 1962 1,101.94 

 

 

Deduct registered pension due to cessation of contribution of K72 

 

774.00 

Registered pension at 15th May, 1963 K327.94 

 

 

II-Second and Subsequent Wife's Prospective Pension 

 

 

      (a)   Variations of pension consequent on increments to, and decrements from, the annual contribution while the contributor is a widower.

Rule II (a). Assume that the contributor is married to a wife of the age that his last preceding wife would have been had she survived to the date of the variation of the contribution, and proceed in accordance with Rule I(c).

Example of the application of Rule II(a—

If the particulars are as in the example subjoined to Rule I (c) except that the first wife, who was born on 5th September, 1937, died on 7th June, 1961, it will be assumed that the contributor was, at the date of each of the two variations of the contribution, married to a wife who was born on 5th September, 1937. The calculations will then be identical with those given in the sample subjoined to Rule I (c).

      (b)   Variations of pension consequent on the remarriage of the contributor.

If the second or subsequent wife was, at the date of the remarriage, of the same age last birthday as the last preceding wife would have been had she survived, the registered pension remains the same.

Rule II (b). If the second or subsequent wife is younger or older than the last preceding wife would have been had she survived, multiply the amount of the registered pension by the quantity found from Table C corresponding to the age last birthday of the husband at the date of remarriage, and the age last birthday which the last preceding wife would have attained had she survived to that date; multiply the product so obtained by the quantity found from Table A corresponding to the respective ages last birthday of the husband and of the second or subsequent wife at the date of the remarriage.

The result gives the registered pension to be recorded on the remarriage of the contributor.

Example—

Assume particulars as in the example subjoined to Rule I (c). First wife died on-7th June, 1961.

Contributor remarried on-11th September, 1962. Contributor's age last birthday at date of remarriage-28.Second wife born on-30th April, 1941.

Second wife's age last birthday at date of remarriage-21.

Age last birthday which the first wife would have attained had she survived to the date of the remarriage-25.

11th September, 1962-the second wife being younger than the first wife would have been had she survived, the registered pension of K1,101.94 (see example subjoined to Rule I(c) has to be recalculated.

Quantity found from Table C—

 

Husband aged 28 last birthday 

 

 

First wife aged 25 last birthday 

1.02* 

Quantity found from Table A: Husband aged 28 last birthday 

 

 

Second wife aged 21 last birthday 

.923* 

Registered pension at 11th September, 1962 = K1,101.94 x 1.02 x .923 = K1,037.43. 

 

 

      (c)   Variations of pension consequent on increments to, and decrements from, the annual contribution while the contributor is married to his second or subsequent wife.

Rule II(c). Proceed as in Rule I (c).

[* See F which gives the method of calculation of quantities not immediately available from the tables.]

B - CONTRIBUTOR WHO BEGAN TO CONTRIBUTE WHILE MARRIED

III-First Wife's Prospective Pension

Where an officer began to contribute while married, the wife at the date of commencement of contributions is to be considered as the officer's first wife, and no particulars are to be recorded respecting any former wife unless there was issue of pensionable age of such former wife (see C, Rule V).

      (a)   Pension in consideration of the annual contribution at the date of commencement of contributions.

Rule III (a). Multiply the amount of the annual contribution by the quantity found from Table B corresponding to the respective ages last birthday of the husband and wife at the date of commencement of contributions.

The product gives the registered pension on account of the annual contribution at the date of commencement of contributions.

Example—

Officer born on-2nd May, 1933. Officer married on-15th April, 1953.

Officer began to contribute on-1st October, 1960.

Annual contribution on 1st October, 1960-K72.

Wife born on-4th February, 1935.

Officer's age last birthday on 1st October, 1960-27.

Wife's age last birthday on 1st October, 1960-25.

Quantity found from Table B—

 

Husband aged 27 last birthday 

 

 

Wife aged 25 last birthday 

12.73 

Registered pension in consideration of annual contribution at commencement of contributions = K72 x 12.73 = K916.56. 

 

 

      (b)   Variations of pension consequent on increments to, and decrements from, the annual contribution while the contributor is married to his first wife.

Rule III(b). Proceed as in Rule I(c).

IV-Second and Subsequent Wife's Prospective Pension

      (a)   Variations of pension consequent on increments to, and decrements from, the annual contribution while the contributor is a widower.

Rule IV (a). Proceed as in Rule II (a).

      (b)   Variations of pension consequent on the remarriage of the contributor. Rule IV (b). Proceed as in Rule II (b).

      (c)   Variations of pension consequent on increments to, and decrements from, the annual contribution while the contributor is married to his second or subsequent wife.

Rule IV (c). Proceed as in Rule I (c).

C - CONTRIBUTOR WHO BEGAN TO CONTRIBUTE WHILE A WIDOWER

V-Prospective Pension to Children by his First Marriage

So long as a contributor's children by his first marriage are eligible for pension, a pension must be registered on their behalf. If there are no such children, the widower should be treated as if he were a bachelor.

Rule V. For the purpose of calculating the registered pension of the children, assume that the deceased wife lived until the date of commencement of contributions and died immediately afterwards, and proceed in accordance with Rules III (a) and IV (a).

VI-Second and Subsequent Wife's Prospective Pension

Rule VI. For the purpose of calculating the registered pension of the wife assume that the deceased wife survived to the date of commencement of contributions and died immediately afterwards; then proceed in accordance with rules applicable to the case of officers who began to contribute while married (see B).

D - CONTRIBUTOR WITH TWO OR MORE BENEFICIARIES

Rule VII. Where there are children eligible for pension by two or more deceased wives, or where there is a wife and also children eligible for pension by one or more previous marriages, the pension of each beneficiary as found by the above rules must be divided by the total number of the beneficiaries then existing in order to find the registered pension of that beneficiary.

E - TREATMENT OF VOLUNTARY LUMP-SUM CONTRIBUTIONS

Rule VIII (a). If the contributor is a bachelor or a widower without children of pensionable age, the lump-sum contribution should be accumulated as from the date of payment and treated in accordance with Rule I(a) (1) or (2).

Rule VIII (b). If the contributor is married or a widower with children of a pensionable age, the amount of the lump-sum contribution should be multiplied by the quantity found from Table A corresponding to the respective ages last birthday of the husband and wife at the date of payment of the contribution. If the contributor is a widower assume that the deceased wife lived until the date of payment of the lump-sum contribution and died immediately afterwards.

F - CALCULATION OF QUANTITIES (OR TABULAR RESULTS) FOR AGES NOT GIVEN IN THE TABLES

The wife's age in the tables is given at quinquennial intervals only. Ages of husbands and wives younger than the youngest or older than the oldest in the tables are to be dealt with as if identical with the youngest and oldest respectively.

For the intermediate ages of wives, interpolate by exact fifths. Examples—

To find the quantity in Table A corresponding to the ages of a husband and wife aged respectively 28 and 26 last birthday.

The quantity for ages 28 and 25 given in Table A is .980. The quantity for ages 28 and 30 given in Table A is 1.087.

The addition of five years to the age of the wife results, therefore, in an addition of .107 to the quantity given in the table for ages 28 and 25.

An addition of one year to the age of the wife accordingly results by proportion, in an addition of one-fifth of .107 to the quantity given in the table for ages 28 and 25.

One-fifth of .107=.021. This figure added to .980 gives 1.001. 1.001 is, therefore, the required quantity corresponding to ages 28 and 26.

Similarly the quantity found from Table B corresponding to the ages of a husband and wife aged respectively 30 and 27 last birthday is two-fifths of 1.05 added to 9.85, which gives 10.27.

In the case of Table C, it must be noted that an addition to the age of the wife results in a deduction from the quantity given in the table.

To find the quantity in Table C corresponding to the ages of a husband and wife aged respectively 35 and 33 last birthday.

The quantity for ages 35 and 30 given in Table C is 1.44. The quantity for ages 35 and 35 given in Table C is 1.28.

The addition of five years to the age of the wife results, therefore, in a deduction of .16 from the quantity given in the table for ages 35 and 30.

An addition of three years to the age of the wife accordingly results by proportion, in a deduction of three-fifths of .16 from the quantity given in the table for ages 35 and 30.

Three-fifths of .16=.10. This figure deducted from 1.44 leaves 1.34. 1.34 is, therefore, the required quantity corresponding to ages 35 and 33.

G - RECOMPUTATION OF PENSION REGISTERED IN RESPECT OF A MARRIED OR WIDOWED CONTRIBUTOR AT 1ST APRIL, 1960

Example (1)—

Officer born on-9th February, 1937.Wife born on-12th September, 1939.

Annual contribution as at 31st March, 1960-K84. Registered pension as at 31st March, 1960-K1,193.63

Quantity found from Table B in force on 31st March, 1960:

 

Husband aged 23 last birthday 

 

 

Wife aged 20 last birthday 

13.34

Therefore the part of the registered pension to be purchased by contributions falling due on or after 1st April, 1960, Part (b) is K84x13.34, i.e. K1,120.56.

Therefore the part of the registered pension purchased by contributions which fell due on or before 31st March, 1960, Part (a), is K1,193.63 minus K1,120.56, i.e. K73.08.

Quantity found from Table B:

 

Husband aged 23 last birthday 

 

 

Wife aged 20 last birthday 

16.05

Therefore the amount of registered pension to be purchased by contributions falling due on or after 1st April, 1960, Part (b), as recomputed according to the tables in the First Schedule, is K84 x 16.05, i.e. K1,348.20.

Part (b) as recomputed (K1,348.20) is to be added to Part (a). The recomputed registered pension is therefore K1,348.20, plus K73.08, i.e. K1,421.28.

Example (2)—

Officer born on-1st July, 1935.Wife born on-1st February, 1939.

Officer began to contribute on-1st January, 1960. Annual contribution as at 31st March, 1960-K60.Registered pension as at 31st March, 1960-K750.

Quantity found from Table B in force on 31st March, 1960:

 

Husband aged 24 last birthday 

 

 

Wife aged 21 last birthday 

12.65*

Therefore the part of the registered pension to be purchased by contributions falling due on or after 1st April, 1960, Part (b), is K60 x 12.65, i.e. K759.

Part (b) before recomputation is therefore greater than the registered pension, and the recomputed registered pension is therefore equal to the recomputed Part (b).

Quantity found from Table B in force on 1st April, 1960:

 

Husband aged 24 last birthday 

 

 

Wife aged 21 last birthday 

15.17*

Therefore the amount of registered pension to be purchased by contributions falling due on or after 1st April, 1960, Part (b), as recomputed according to the tables in the First Schedule, is K60 x 15.17, i.e. K910.20.

Therefore the recomputed registered pension is K910.20. (No. 50 of 1964)

[* See F which gives the method of calculation of quantities not immediately available from the tables.]

THIRD SCHEDULE

[Sections 11 and 37]

COMMUTATION TABLE

Capital value of an annual contribution of 1 payable monthly to the anniversary of the date on which a contributor began to contribute falling on or after his 49th birthday

 

Capital Numbe
of Years 

value of
1a Years 

Capital Number
of Year 

value of
1 a Year 

Capital Number
of Years 

value of
1a Year 

Capital Number
of Year 

value of 1
a Year 

.25 

6G 

5.40 

12K 

8.97 

19S 

11.46 

.49 

6K 

5.56 

13S 

9.09 

19S 

11.54 

.73 

7S 

5.73 

13S 

9.21 

19G 

11.62 

1S 

.97 

7S 

5.90 

13G 

9.32 

19K 

11.70 

1S 

1.21 

7G 

6.06 

13K 

9.44 

20S 

11.78 

1G 

1.43 

7K 

6.22 

14S 

9.55 

20S 

11.86 

1K 

1.66 

8S 

6.38 

14S 

9.66 

20G 

11.94 

2S 

1.88 

8S 

6.54 

14G 

9.77 

20K 

12.01 

2S 

2.10 

8G 

6.69 

14K 

9.87 

21S 

12.08 

2G 

2.32 

8K 

6.84 

15S 

9.98 

21S 

12.16 

2K 

2.53 

9S 

6.99 

15S 

10.08 

21G 

12.23 

3S 

2.75 

9S 

7.14 

15G 

10.18 

21K 

12.30 

3S 

2.96 

9G 

7.28 

15K 

10.28 

22S 

12.37 

3G 

3.16 

9K 

7.42 

16S 

10.38 

22S 

12.44 

3K 

3.36 

10S 

7.56 

16S 

10.48 

22G 

12.51 

4S 

3.56 

10S 

7.70 

16G 

10.57 

22K 

12.57 

4S 

3.76 

10G 

7.83 

16S 

10.67 

23S 

12.64 

4G 

3.95 

10K 

7.97 

17S 

10.76 

23S 

12.71 

4K 

4.14 

11S 

8.10 

17S 

10.85 

23G 

12.77 

5S 

4.33 

11S 

8.23 

17G 

10.94 

23K 

12.83 

5S 

4.51 

11G 

8.36 

17K 

11.03 

24S 

12.89 

5G 

4.69 

11K 

8.49 

18S 

11.12 

24S 

12.95 

5K 

4.87 

12S 

8.61 

18S 

11.21 

24G 

13.01 

6S 

5.05 

12S 

8.73 

18G 

11.29 

24K 

13.07 

6S 

5.23 

12G 

8.85 

18K 

11.38 

25S 

13.13

[No. 43 of 1969]

FOURTH SCHEDULE

[Section 11 and 37]

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE USE OF THE COMMUTATION TABLE

1. The amount payable by a contributor who elects to pay his future contributions in a lump sum in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (3) of section 11 of the Act is the annual contribution payable at the deemed date of election multiplied by the factor in the table appropriate to the period for which he is liable to contribute, such period to be calculated to the nearest quarter of the year.

Examples—

 

   (a)   Officer born on 

4th May, 1932. 

Officer began to contribute on 

1st January, 1958. 

Annual rate of contribution at date of election 

K230. 

Deemed date of election 

1st July, 1968. 

Anniversary of date officer began to contribute falling on or after his 49th birthday 

1st January, 1982. 

Therefore period for which officer is liable to continue to contribute to nearest quarter 

13G years; 

therefore appropriate factor 

9.32; 

therefore capital payment 

K230 x 9.32 = K2,143.60. 

   (b)   Officer born on 

3rd February, 1923. 

Officer began to contribute on 

18th March, 1956. 

Officer's annual rate of contribution (having previously elected to pay contributions assessed on the amount of his pension in accordance with the provisions of section 39 of the Act). 

K60. 

Deemed date of election 

1st May, 1968. 

Anniversary of date officer began to contribute falling on or after his 49th birthday 

18th March, 1972. 

Therefore period for which officer is liable to continue to contribute to nearest quarter year 

3K years; 

therefore appropriate factor 

3.36; 

therefore capital payment 

K60 × 3.36 = K201.60.

2. The refund payable in respect of a contributor who has made an election in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (3) of section 11 of the Act and who dies or ceases to be eligible to contribute in the circumstances set out in section 37 of the Act is obtained by multiplying the annual rate of contribution at the deemed date of election by the factor in the table appropriate to the period between the date of his death or his ceasing to be eligible to contribute and the anniversary of the date of his commencing to contribute falling on or after the date on which he reaches or would have reached the age of 49 years, calculated to the nearest quarter of a year.

Examples:

 

   (a)   Officer born on 

7th August, 1927. 

Officer began to contribute on 

1st January, 1954. 

Annual rate of contribution at deemed date of election 

K200. 

Officer died on 

1st November, 1967. 

Anniversary of date officer began to contribute falling after 

 

what would have been his 49th birthday 

1st January, 1977. 

Therefore period in respect of which contributions were 

 

overpaid to nearest quarter of a year 

9S years; 

therefore appropriate factor 

7.14; 

therefore refund 

K200 x 7.14 = K1,428.00. 

   (b)   Officer born on 

22nd June, 1920. 

Officer began to contribute on 

5th September, 1952. 

Annual rate of contribution (limited in accordance 

 

with section 39 of the Act) 

K120. 

Officer ceased to be eligible to contribute (e.g. widower 

 

with no children under the age of 21) on 

3rd April, 1968. 

Anniversary of date officer began to contribute falling 

 

on or after his 49th birthday 

5th September, 1969. 

Therefore period in respect of which contributions were 

 

overpaid to the nearest quarter of a year= 

1G years; 

therefore appropriate factor 

1.43; 

therefore refund 

K120 x 1.43 = K171.60. NOTE.-The nearest quarter of a year is obtained by calculating the number of days in excess of complete twelve months' periods and—

any period in excess of 318 days shall count as a year;

any period in excess of 227 but not exceeding 318 days shall count as three-quarters of a year;

any period in excess of 136 days but not exceeding 227 days shall count as half a year;

any period in excess of 45 days but not exceeding 136 days shall count as a quarter of a year;

any period of 45 days or less shall be ignored.

[Third Sch am by Act 43 of 1969.]

 
 

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