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Government Employees Pension Law, No. A of 1996
(..made and published by the President ito Act 1993_200_237(3)_19960419_17135_0370_0021_0000]

Long title


To make provision for the payment of pensions and certain other benefits to  persons in the employment of the Government, certain bodies and institutions, and to the dependants or nominees of such persons; to repeal certain laws, and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Definitions
2. Continued existence, change of name and legal personality of certain fund
3. Object of the Fund
4. Members of Fund
5. Persons excluded from membership of Fund
6. Management of Fund by Board of Trustees
6A. Interim management of the Fund [... inserted by Act 0000_000_000_00000000 ito GG1996000_00000_0000_0057]
7. Administration of Fund
8. Board to keep financial and related records
9. Annual financial statements
10. Report by Board on state of affairs, business and financial position of
Fund
11. Auditors of Fund: Appointment and discharge of auditors
12. Powers and duties of auditors of Fund
13. Reports of auditors
14. Discontinuance of previous funds: transfer of assets and liabilities
15. Transfer to Fund of members and pensioners of Temporary
Employees Pension Fund and Associated Institutions Pension Fund [... Title amended by Act 2023_009_014_20230707 - was entitled  "Transfer to Fund of certain members and pensioners of the Temporary
Employees Pension Fund
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16. Certain persons to be released from, and to forfeit certain obligations,
rights and privileges when becoming members of Fund
17. Funding of Fund
18. Implementation of scheme to restore financial soundness of Fund
19. Age of retirement
20. Benefits may not be granted or varied except in accordance with an Act
of Parliament
21. Prohibition on cession and attachment of benefits
22. Payment of gratuity to beneficiaries designated by member
23. Benefit not asset in insolvent estate
24 Application of benefits for payment of certain debts of pensioner
24A. Payment of pension interest upon divorce or dissolution of customary marriage  [... inserted by Act 2011_019_003_20111214]
25 Increase of certain annuities and payment of allowances and bonuses
26 Period within which payment of benefits shall commence
27 Declaration of certain former members as dormant members of the Fund
28 Benefits not property for purposes of estate duty
29 Duty and power of Board to make rules
30 Protection of rights of members of previous funds. Temporary Employees Pension Fund and Associated Institutions Pension Fund [... Title amended by Act 2023_009_017(a)_20230707 - was entitled ""Protection of rights of members of previous funds and Temporary Employees Pension Fund]
30A. Recognition of pensionable service of former members of non-statutory forces or services [... inserted by Act 2003_035_002_20031112]
31 Binding of the State
32 Withdrawal from the Fund
33 Dissolution of the Fund
33A. Transitional provision [... inserted by Act 2011_019_006_20111214]
34 Repeal and amendment of laws
35 Short title and commencement
Sch. 1. SCHEDULE 1. RULES OF THE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES PENSION FUND [s1; s29]

ANNEXURE. PENSION BENEFITS IN TERMS OF SEVERANCE PACKAGE
Sch. 2. SCHEDULE 2. LAWS REPEALED [s1; s34]
Sch. 3. SCHEDULE 3. LAWS AMENDED [s34]
. [NOTE: SEE PROCLAMATION 1993_200_237(1)_19960419_17135_0370_0021 "ANNEXURE 1. LAW" (CONTAINING THE ORIGINAL TEXT OF ACT 1996_00A_000_19960419, AND "ANNEXURE 2. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES PENSION LAW TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS"]
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