Assisted Secondary School Teachers' Pensions

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Act
21 of 1963
Amended by

5 of 1985
*9 of 1987
*19 of 1989
20 of 1997
17 of 2007
30 of 2007
*22 of 2008
*1 of 2009
*13 of 2010

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Index of Subsidiary Legislation
Page

Assis ted Secondary School Teachers’ Pensions Regulat ions
(Act No. 21 of 1963) … … … … … … 14

Note on Act No. 9 of 1987 and Act No. 19 of 1989
This Act has been amended by implication by Act No. 9 of 1987 and Act No. 19 of 1989.

Note on Act No. 22 of 2008
By Act No. 22 of 2008, the provisions of sections 11A and 11B took effect from 1st January 2005.

Note on Act No. 1 of 2009
Amendments made to section 11(1) by Act No. 1 of 2009 took effect from 1st October 2008.

Note on Act No. 13 of 2010
Amendments made to section 11(1) by Act No. 13 of 2010 took effect from 1st September 2010.

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CHAPTER 39:03

ASSISTED SECONDARY SCHOOL
TEACHERS’ PENSIONS ACT
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION
1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Application of Act.
4. Pensions authorised.
5. Age of compulsory retirement.
6. Retirement on medical grounds.
7. Retirement at earlier age than fifty-five in certain cases.
8. (Repealed by Act No. 20 of 1997).
9. Minimum age for pensionable service.
10. Gratuity and reduced pension.
11. Maximum pension.
11A. Computation of pension in acting capacity, prior to compulsory

retirement.
11B. Computation of pension on promotion following acting, prior to

compulsory retirement.
12. No absolute right to compensation.
13. Gratuity to dependants of deceased teacher.
14. Pension to dependants of teachers.
15. Regulations.
16. Application of certain sections of Pensions Act.
17. President to decide questions arising under the Act.
18. National pensionable service.
19. Pensionable service.
20. Commencement.

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CHAPTER 39:03

ASSISTED SECONDARY SCHOOL
TEACHERS’ PENSIONS ACT

An Act to provide for the payment of superannuation
allowances to Teachers in Assisted Secondary Schools,
and for matters incidental thereto.

*[4TH JUNE 1964]

1. This Act may be cited as the Assisted Secondary School
Teachers’ Pensions Act.

2. (1) In this Act—
“assisted secondary school” means an assisted secondary school

within the meaning of the repealed Education Ordinance;
“other teaching service” means whole-time service in a teaching

capacity in a primary, intermediate or Government
Secondary school in Trinidad and Tobago;

“public service” has the same meaning as in the Constitution of
Trinidad and Tobago;

“salary” means—
(a) in respect of service in assisted secondary

schools, the remuneration in money given as aid
by the Government from public funds and paid
to a teacher for teaching in the school; and

(b) in respect of other teaching service or public
service, the remuneration or emoluments that
count for pension under the law or regulations in
force in respect of that service;

“teaching service” means, subject to subsection (2) and
section 19—

(a) service in the capacity of a teacher in full-time
employment in an assisted secondary school; and

(b) other teaching service;
*Deemed to have been in force on and after 1st January 1956 (see section 20).

21 of 1963.

Commencement.
57/1964.
Short title.

Interpretation.

Ch. 14. No. 1.
(1951-53 Ed.).

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“teacher” means a teacher within the meaning of the
Education Act.

(2) Where during the time a person is employed in the
teaching service in an assisted secondary school he has had other
teaching service or public service or has, with the approval of his
employer, undergone a course of training at an institution
recognised by the Government, that other teaching service or
public service or that course of training shall not be construed as
constituting an interruption in the teaching service of that teacher,
except where the other teaching service or public service or the
course of training exceeds one year.
(3) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to affect the
relationship between the teachers to whom this Act applies and
the employers of those teachers.
3. Subject to section 17, this Act applies—
(a) to every person who is appointed as a teacher in

an assisted secondary school after 1st January
1956; and

(b) to every person who, having been appointed as
a teacher in an assisted secondary school before
1st January 1956, retires from the teaching
service after that date.

4. (1) Every teacher in the teaching service in an assisted
secondary school shall be granted on his retirement a pension as
in this Act provided.
(2) All such sums of money as are from time to time
granted by way of pension, gratuity or other allowance pursuant
to this Act shall be a charge on the Consolidated Fund.
5. (1) Subject to this section, every teacher in the teaching
service in an assisted secondary school shall retire at the age of
sixty years.
(2) In special cases the President may authorise a
teacher in the teaching service in an assisted secondary school to
retire at any time after the teacher attains the age of fifty years.

Ch. 39:01.

Application of
Act.

Pensions
authorised.

Age of
compulsory
retirement.

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(3) Where a teacher in the teaching service in an assisted
secondary school has before the coming into operation of this Act
attained the age of sixty years but continues in the teaching
service without retiring, he shall be eligible for the pension and
gratuity provided for in this Act as if he had retired at the age of
sixty years.

6. Except as otherwise permitted by section 5, no pension,
gratuity or other allowance shall be granted to any teacher in the
teaching service who has not attained the age of fifty-five years or,
where a teacher retires as a special case under section 5(2), fifty
years, unless it is shown by medical evidence to the satisfaction of
the President, that the teacher is incapable, by reason of some
infirmity of mind or body, of discharging the duties of his office,
and that the infirmity is likely to be permanent.

7. (1) Where a teacher is transferred to the public service
or other teaching service and the teacher ultimately retires at an
age less than fifty-five years at which he is permitted by the law
or regulation of that other service to retire with a pension, he is
entitled to a pension under this Act, which shall be payable from
the date of retirement of the teacher, notwithstanding that he was
not fifty-five years of age at the time of retirement.
(2) Where a teacher is removed from his office on the
ground of his inability to discharge efficiently the duties thereof, and
a pension, gratuity, or other allowance cannot otherwise be granted
to him under this Act, the President may, if he considers it justifiable
having regard to all the circumstances of the case, grant such a
pension, gratuity or other allowances as he thinks just and proper, but
no such pension, gratuity or other allowance shall exceed the amount
that the teacher would be eligible for if he were suffering from an
infirmity of mind or body that is likely to be permanent.

8. (Repealed by Act No. 20 of 1997).

9. No teacher in the teaching service in an assisted secondary
school is entitled to a pension or any retiring allowance in respect
of any service performed while under the age of seventeen years.

Retirement on
medical
grounds.

Retirement at
earlier age than
fifty-five in
certain cases.

Minimum age
for pensionable
service.
[5 of 1985].

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10. (1) Every teacher in the teaching service in an assisted
secondary school shall in accordance with the provisions of this
Act be granted on his retirement a reduced pension and gratuity.
(2) In the application of this section, reduced pension
means three-fourths of the pension calculated in accordance with
the provisions of this Act; and gratuity means twelve and one-half
times the annual value of the reduction so made in the pension.
11. (1) The pension granted to a teacher under this Act
shall be in the sum of three thousand dollars per month or an
amount not exceeding two-thirds of the highest salary drawn by
the teacher at any time in the course of his service, whichever is
the greater.
(2) Subject to subsection (3), a teacher who has been
granted a pension in respect of any public service shall not at any time
draw from the funds of Trinidad and Tobago an amount of pension
that, when added to the amount of any pension or pensions drawn in
respect of that public service, exceeds two-thirds of the highest salary
drawn by him at any time in the course of his teaching service.
(3) Where a teacher receives in respect of some period
of teaching service both a gratuity and a pension, the amount of
the pension shall be deemed for the purposes of subsection (2) to
be four-thirds of its actual amount.
(4) For the purposes of this section an additional pension
granted in respect of injury shall not be taken into account; but
where a teacher is granted such an additional pension under this
Act, the amount thereof together with the remainder of his pension
or pensions shall not exceed fifty-sixtieths of his highest salary at
any time in the course of his teaching service.
11A. (1) Where a teacher who immediately prior to—
(a) the date of his compulsory retirement; or
(b) the date on which he proceeds on annual leave

prior to the date of compulsory retirement,
has acted in a higher office for a period of three continuous
years, that teacher shall be eligible to have his pension, gratuity
or other allowance calculated as if he were confirmed in that

Gratuity and
reduced
pension.

Maximum
pension.
[17 of 2007
30 of 2007
1 of 2009
13 of 2010].

Computation of
pension in
acting capacity,
prior to
compulsory
retirement.
[22 of 2008].

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higher office and for the purpose of computing such pension,
gratuity or other allowance, he shall be deemed to be a teacher
to whom regulation 11(1)(a) of the Regulations applies.
(2) Where a teacher who immediately prior to—
(a) the date of his compulsory retirement; or
(b) the date on which he proceeds on annual leave

prior to the date of compulsory retirement,
has acted in a higher office for a period of one continuous year
but less than three continuous years, that teacher shall be
eligible to have his pension, gratuity or other allowance
calculated as if he were confirmed in that higher office during
that period and for the purpose of computing such pension,
gratuity or other allowance, he shall be deemed to be a teacher to
whom regulation 11(1)(c) and (2) of the Regulations applies.

11B. (1) Where a teacher who is promoted to a higher office
having acted in that higher office retires compulsorily, and the
period of acting together with his service in the office to which
he has been promoted amounts to a period of not less than—
(a) three continuous years, he shall be eligible to

have his pension, gratuity or other allowance
calculated as if he had held that higher office
during the entire period and for the purpose of
computing such pension, gratuity or other
allowance, he shall be deemed to be a teacher to
whom regulation 11(1)(a) of the Regulations
applies; or

(b) one continuous year but less than three
continuous years, he shall be eligible to have his
pension, gratuity or other allowance calculated
as if he had held that higher office during that
period and for the purpose of computing such
pension, gratuity or other allowance, he shall be
deemed to be a teacher to whom regulation
11(1)(c) and (2) of the Regulations applies.

Computation of
pension on
promotion
following
acting, prior to
compulsory
retirement.
[22 of 2008].

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12. (1) No teacher has any absolute right to compensation for
past services or to pension, gratuity or other allowance under this
Act, nor does anything contained in this Act limit the right of the
employers of the teacher to dismiss him without compensation.
(2) Where it is established to the satisfaction of the
President that a teacher has been guilty of negligence, irregularity
or misconduct, the pension, gratuity or other allowance payable
to him under this Act may be reduced or altogether withheld.
13. (1) When a teacher dies while in teaching service in an
assisted secondary school, the President may grant a gratuity of
an amount not exceeding one year’s salary of the teacher, or his
commuted pension gratuity, if any, whichever is the greater.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), “commuted
pension gratuity” means the gratuity, if any, mentioned in section 10
which might have been granted to the teacher if he had retired
immediately before his death in circumstances rendering him
eligible to receive a gratuity and reduced pension under this Act.
(3) Where a teacher to whom a gratuity and reduced
pension has been granted under this Act dies after retirement
from the teaching service of Trinidad and Tobago and the sums
paid or payable to him at his death in respect of the gratuity and
reduced pension are less than the annual salary of which he was
in receipt at the date of his retirement, the President may grant a
gratuity equal to the deficiency.
(4) All moneys payable under this section shall be paid to
the legal personal representative of the deceased teacher except
where the amount of the gratuity, commuted pension gratuity or
gratuity and reduced pension does not exceed four hundred and
eighty dollars in which case the President may dispense with the
production of probate or letters of administration and cause the
gratuity, commuted pension gratuity or gratuity and reduced pension
to be paid to the dependants of the teacher in such proportions, if
there are more dependants than one, as the President may think fit.
14. (1) In this section, “child” includes—
(a) a posthumous child;

No absolute
right to
compensation.

Gratuity to
dependants of
deceased
teacher.

Pension to
dependants of
teachers.

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(b) a step-child wholly or mainly dependent upon
the deceased teacher for support;

(c) an illegitimate child born before the date of the
injury and wholly or mainly dependent upon the
deceased teacher for support; and

(d) an adopted child if the child is adopted before
the date of the injury in a manner recognised by
law and is dependent upon the deceased teacher
for support.

(2) Where a teacher in the teaching service in an assisted
secondary school dies as a result of injuries received—
(a) in the actual discharge of his duty, and without

his own default; or
(b) on account of circumstances specifically

attributable to the nature of his duty while in the
teaching service of an assisted secondary school,

the President may, in addition to the grant, if any made under
section 13 to the legal personal representative of the deceased
teacher or to his dependants, grant a pension to the dependants of
the deceased teacher in accordance with subsection (3).
(3) The following pensions at the rates specified are
authorised under this section:
(a) when the deceased teacher leaves a widow, a

pension may be granted to her while she is
unmarried and of good character at a rate not
exceeding ten-sixtieths of the salary of the teacher at
the date of the injury resulting in his death or
seventy-two dollars a year, whichever is the greater;

(b) when the deceased teacher leaves a widow to
whom a pension is granted under paragraph (a)
and a child or children, a pension may be
granted in respect of each child, until each child
attains the age of eighteen years, of an amount
not exceeding one-eighth of the pension
prescribed under paragraph (a);

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(c) when the deceased teacher leaves a child or
children but does not leave a widow or no
pension is granted to the widow, a pension may
be granted in respect of each child, until each
child attains the age of eighteen years, of double
the amount prescribed in paragraph (b);

(d) when the deceased teacher leaves a child or
children and a widow to whom a pension is
granted under paragraph (a) and the widow
subsequently dies, a pension may be granted in
respect of each child as from the date of the
death of the widow, until each child attains the
age of eighteen years, of double the amount
prescribed in paragraph (b);

(e) when the deceased teacher does not leave a
widow, or if no pension is granted to his widow,
and if his mother was wholly or mainly dependent
on him for her support, a pension may be granted
to the mother, while she is of good character and
without adequate means of support, of an amount
not exceeding the pension that might have been
granted to the widow of the deceased teacher.

(4) Notwithstanding subsection (3)—
(a) a pension is not payable under subsection (3) at

any time in respect of more than six children;
(b) in the case of a pension granted under

subsection (3)(e)—
(i) if the mother is a widow at the time of the

grant of the pension and subsequently
remarries the pension shall cease from the
date of remarriage; and

(ii) if it appears to the President at any time
that the mother is adequately provided
with other means of support, the pension
shall cease as from such date as the
President may determine;

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(c) a pension granted in respect of a female child
under subsection (3) shall cease upon the marriage
of the child under the age of eighteen years.

15. (1) The President may make Regulations for the granting
of pensions, gratuities and other allowances under this Act.
(2) Every regulation when made shall be laid
before Parliament.
(3) Where the President is satisfied that it is equitable that
any regulation made under this section should have retrospective
effect in order to confer a benefit upon or remove a disability
attaching to any person that regulation may be given retrospective
effect for that purpose, but no such legislation shall have
retrospective effect unless it has received the prior approval of the
Senate and the House of Representatives signified by Resolution.
(4) The Assisted Secondary School Teachers’ Pensions
Regulations (formerly contained in the Schedule to this Act) shall
be deemed to be made under this section and may be amended or
revoked under subsection (1).

16. Sections 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 of the Pensions Act apply
to pensions granted under this Act in like manner as they apply to
pensions granted under that Act.

17. In any case in which doubt arises, the President shall
have full power and authority to determine who shall be
considered a teacher within the meaning of this Act, and to decide
all questions which may arise in respect to the period of service
to be allowed in computing the claims of teachers, and likewise
all questions that may arise in respect to the pension, gratuity or
other allowance to be granted to any teacher whose official
emoluments may have been derived partly from salary and partly
from fees or other allowances; and also all other questions of
whatever nature which may arise in connection with this Act.

18. (1) Subject to subsection (2), where a teacher has had
teaching service in an assisted secondary school or other teaching

Regulations.

Application of
certain sections
of Pensions Act.
Ch. 23:52.

President to
decide questions
arising under
the Act.

National
pensionable
service.
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Pensionable
service.

Commencement.

service before 1st January 1956, that teaching service in an
assisted secondary school or other teaching service shall in
accordance with this Act be counted as pensionable service for
the purposes of computing the pension receivable by that teacher
upon retirement after the commencement of this Act.
(2) No period of teaching service while a person is
under seventeen years of age or over sixty years of age shall be
included in the computation of the period of teaching service for
the purposes of subsection (1).

19. Notwithstanding section 2(2), the President may by special
or general Order prescribe, in respect of the service of a teacher in
an assisted secondary school before or after 1st January 1956, the
extent of that service that shall constitute qualifying service or
pensionable service, as the case may be, for the purpose of granting
a teacher a pension under this Act, and any such Order may include
as pensionable service such interrupted periods of service as the
President deems equitable.

20. Upon the coming into force of this Act by Proclamation
this Act shall be deemed to have been in force at all times on and
after 1st January 1956.

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SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

ASSISTED SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS’
PENSIONS REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
REGULATION

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1. Citation.

PART II
TEACHERS WITHOUT OTHER TEACHING SERVICE OR

OTHER PUBLIC SERVICE
2. Application of Part II.
3. Pensions to whom and at what rate to be granted.
4. Gratuities.

PART III
GENERAL

5. Gratuity to female officer retiring on marriage.
6. Service qualifying for pension, gratuity or allowance.
7. Broken service.
8. (Revoked by Act No. 20 of 1997).
9. Computation of pensions and gratuities.
Periods of service and absence.
Absence on half-pay leave.
Periods not taken into account.
10. Service in a temporary capacity.
11. Computation of pensions, etc., on what emoluments to be based.
12. Officers retiring on account of injuries.

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[Subsidiary]

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ASSISTED SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS’
PENSIONS REGULATIONS

deemed to be made under section 15(1)

PART I

PRELIMINARY
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Assisted
Secondary School Teachers’ Pensions Regulations.

PART II

TEACHERS WITHOUT OTHER TEACHING SERVICE OR
OTHER PUBLIC SERVICE

2. Save where the President in any special case otherwise
directs, this Part of these Regulations shall not apply in the case
of any teacher with other teaching service that is not whole-time
service in a teaching capacity in a school in Trinidad and Tobago
or with other public service except for the purpose of determining
whether the teacher would have been eligible for pension or
gratuity, and the amount of pension or gratuity for which the
teacher would have been eligible if the whole of the service of the
teacher had been in an assisted secondary school.
3. Subject to the provisions of the Act and of these
Regulations, every teacher who has been in teaching service for
ten years or upwards may be granted on his retirement a pension
at the rate of 1/600th of his salary in respect of each complete
month of such service until the maximum of two-thirds
(400/600ths) is reached or the sum of—
(a) one thousand, one hundred and fifty dollars per

month, with effect from 1st October 2006;
(b) one thousand, six hundred and fifty dollars per

month, with effect from 1st October 2007;
(c) one thousand, nine hundred and fifty dollars per

month, with effect from 1st October 2008; or

21 of 1963.
[5 of 1985
20 of 1997
54/2011].

Citation.

Application of
Part II.

Pensions to
whom and at
what rate to
be granted.
[54/2011].

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[Subsidiary] Assisted Secondary School Teachers’ Pensions Regulations

(d) three thousand dollars per month, with effect
from 1st September 2010,

whichever is the greater.
4. A teacher, otherwise qualified for a pension, who has not
completed ten years’ teaching service may be granted on
retirement a gratuity not exceeding five times the annual amount
of the pension which if there had been no qualifying period might
have been granted to him under regulation 3.

PART III
GENERAL

*5. (1) This regulation only applies to a person who was a
female teacher immediately before the commencement of the
Law Reform (Pensions) Act, 1997.
(2) Where a female teacher having held an office in the
Teaching Service for not less than five years, retires from that
service for the reason that she has married or is about to marry,
and is not eligible for the grant of any pension or otherwise
eligible for a gratuity under these Regulations, she may be
granted upon production within six months after her retirement,
or such longer period as the President may in any particular case
allow, of satisfactory evidence of her marriage—
(a) a gratuity not exceeding one-twelfth of a

month’s pensionable emoluments for each
complete month of pensionable service, or
twelve months pensionable emoluments,
whichever is the less; or

(b) a commuted pension gratuity, within the
meaning of section 13 whichever is the greater.

6. Subject to the provisions of the Act and of these
Regulations, service qualifying for pension, gratuity or
allowance, as the case may be, shall be the aggregate of the
periods of teaching service in Trinidad and Tobago.

Gratuities.

Gratuity to
female officer
retiring on
marriage.
[20 of 1997].

Service
qualifying for
pension, gratuity
or allowance.

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Assisted Secondary School Teachers’ Pensions Regulations [Subsidiary]

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7. (1) No pension, gratuity or other allowance shall be
granted in respect of a period of service that is broken by
suspension, dismissal or removal in consequence of disciplinary
proceedings.
(2) Service is not broken where it is interrupted by one
or a combination of the following:
(a) one day;
(b) weekends; or
(c) public holidays.
8. (Revoked by Act No. 20 of 1997).
9. (1) For the purpose of computing the amount of a
teacher’s pension, gratuity or allowance, the following periods
shall be taken into account as pensionable service:
(a) any periods during which he has been on duty;
(b) any period during which he received half salary from

the funds of Trinidad and Tobago while proceeding
to Trinidad and Tobago on first appointment;

(c) any periods during which he has been absent
from duty on leave with full pay;

(d) any period during which he has been absent from
duty on leave either on partial pay or without salary,
granted on the grounds of public policy with the
approval of the President and during which he has
not qualified for pension or gratuity in respect of
other teaching service or public service.

(2) The periods during which a teacher has been absent
on leave on half pay shall, for the purpose of computing the
amount of a teacher’s pension, gratuity or allowance, be counted
at the rate of one month for every two months of such periods,
but the whole of the periods shall be counted for the purpose of
determining whether a teacher is eligible for pension; but the
period during which a teacher has been absent on vacation leave
shall, under all circumstances, be counted as service on full pay.
(3) Any periods during which he has been absent on leave,
other than those specified above, shall be deducted from the teacher’s
total service in order to arrive at his period of pensionable service.

Broken service.
[20 of 1997].

Computation of
pensions and
gratuities.
Periods of
service and
absence.

Absence on
half-pay leave.

Periods not
taken into
account.

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[Subsidiary] Assisted Secondary School Teachers’ Pensions Regulations

10. Where an officer has performed service in a temporary
capacity as a teacher, the period of the service may be taken into
account as pensionable service, if—
(a) (Deleted by Act No. 20 of 1997);
(b) this period of service is immediately preceded

or followed by service in a substantive capacity
as a teacher.

11. (1) For the purpose of computing the amount of a
teacher’s pension, gratuity, or allowance—
(a) in the case of a teacher who has held one office

for a period of three years immediately
preceding the date of his retirement, the full
salary payable to him at that date in respect of
that office shall be taken;

(b) in the case of a teacher who at any time during
the period of three years has been transferred
from one office to another, but whose salary has
not been changed by reason of the transfer or
transfers, the full salary payable to him at the
date of his retirement in respect of the office
then held by him shall be taken;

(c) subject to subregulation (2) in other cases one-
third of the aggregate salary payable to the
teacher in respect of his service during the three
years shall be taken.

(2) Notwithstanding subregulation (1)(c)—
(a) if such one-third is less than the full salary

which was payable to him at the date of his
transfer within the period of three years the
President may grant him a pension calculated on
the full salary payable to him at that rate; and

(b) if such one-third is less than the full salary
which would have been enjoyed by him at the
date of his retirement, if he had continued to
hold any office from which he had been

Service in a
temporary
capacity.
[20 of 1997].

Computation of
pensions, etc.,
on what
emoluments to
be based.

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transferred at any time during the period of three
years, and has received all increments which, in
the opinion of the President would have been
granted to him, the full salary which would have
been so payable to him shall be taken.

(3) For the purposes of calculating salary under
subregulation (2) the officer shall be deemed to have been on
duty on full salary throughout the three years.

12. Where a teacher has been permanently injured—
(a) in the actual discharge of his duty; and
(b) by some injury specifically attributable to the

nature of his duty,
and his retirement is thereby necessitated or materially
accelerated, he may be granted in respect of the injury in addition
to the pension, if any, granted to him under these Regulations, an
annual allowance in proportion to the extent of his injury as
follows:
When his capacity to contribute to support is—

slightly impaired … … 60/720ths.
impaired … … … … 120/720ths.
materially impaired … … 180/720ths.
totally destroyed … … … 240/720ths.

However, no such allowance shall, together with the pension,
exceed 600/720ths of his salary at any time in the course of his
teaching service.

Officers retiring
on account of
injuries.

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