PENSIONS AND SOCIAL SECURITY ACT - 1975 (SMCD 8)

    Section - 16 - Interpretation.

    (1) In this Decree, unless the context otherwise requires:-

    "laws relating to pensions" includes the Pensions Ordinance, (Cap. 30), the Teachers' Pensions Ordinance, 1955 (No. 23), sections 126 and 127 of the Local Government Act, 1961 (Act 54), paragraph 8 of the Public Service Commission Decree, 1969 (N.L.C.D. 393) any pensions scheme to which that paragraph applies and any similar enactment relating to pensions, gratuities or allowances in respect of service in the public service or Police Force.;

    "pension" includes gratuity;

    "pensionable officer" has the meaning assigned to that expression in the Pensions Ordinance (Cap. 30) and the Teachers' Pensions Ordinance, 1955 (No. 23);

    "public service" includes service in any civil capacity of the Government the emoluments attaching to which are paid directly from the Consolidated Fund, or directly out of moneys provided by the Supreme Military Council and service with any statutory Corporation established entirely out of public funds or out of moneys provided by the Supreme Military Council;

    "Social Security Fund" means the Social Security Fund within the meaning of the Social Security Decree, 1972 (N.R.C.D. 127) or in relation to any period falling before the 1st day of July, 1972, within the meaning of the Social Security Act, 1965 (Act 279).

    (2) Any reference in this Decree to the Police Force shall, in relation to any period falling before the commencement of the Police Service (Amendment) Decree, 1974 (N.R.C.D. 303) be deemed to include a reference to the Police Service.

    (3) Any reference to the Police Force in this Decree shall not be taken to prejudice the right of any person to pension, gratuity or other allowance or other benefit whatsoever under any laws relating to pensions.