Widowers And Orphans Pension (Amendment)

Link to law: http://www.lawnet.lk/process.php?st=2001Y0V0C2A&hword=%27%27&path=2
Published: 2001

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Widowers 'And Orphans' Pension (Amendment)
Widowers 'And Orphans' Pension (Amendment)




AN ACT TO AMEND THE WIDOWERS AND ORPHANS PENSION ACT NO 24 OF1983








Be it enacted by the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as follows:-



[21st March

, 2001 ]













Short title.



1.This Act may be cited as the Widowers' and Orphans' Pension (Amendment) Act, No 2 of 2001



Amendment of section 3 of Act No 24 of 1983.



2.Section 3 of the Widowers' and Orphans' Pension Act, No. 24 of 1983, as last amended by Act No. 16 of 1997, is hereby further amended by the repeal of subsection (6) of that section, and the substitution therefor, of the following subsection :





"(6)





(a) An officer holding office on the appointed date may, before such date as may be appointed, for the purposes of this subsection, by the Minister, from time to time, by Notice published in the Gazette, elect to be a contributor to the Pension Scheme. Where any such officer has died prior to the coming into force of this subsection or dies before the date appointed for the purposes of this subsection without making an election as aforesaid, she shall, if she leaves a husband or child or a husband and child or a husband and children, be deemed to have elected to be a contributor to the Pension Scheme ;



(b) any person who elects to become a contributor under this subsection or in the case of a person who is deemed to have elected to become a contributor to the Pension Scheme under this subsection, the person administering the estate of such deceased person, shall pay to the Pension Scheme in such instalments as may be determined by the Minister by notice published in the Gazette, ail arrears of contributions for the period commencing from the appointed date until the date of election, retirement or death, as the case may be, with compound interest thereon at the rate of four per centum per annum ;



(c) Where a contributor or the person administering the estate of a deceased contributor is unable to pay the arrears of contribution, such arrears shall be recovered from the pension payable to the Widower or Orphans of such contributor, in such instalments as may be determined by the Director.".



Sinhala text to prevail in case of any inconsistency.



3. In the event of any inconsistency between the Sinhala and Tamil texts of this Act, the Sinhala text shall prevail