Pensions (Increase) Act, 1951
- Commenced on 25 July 1951
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 1996.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Pensions (Increase) Act.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—"appropriate Commission" shall have the meaning assigned to that expression in the Constitution;[Cap. 1]"the Governments" means 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 service" means public service not under the Governments;"pension" means any pension or other benefit payable by way of periodical payments, but does not include any gratuity or any sum payable otherwise than by way of periodical payments.[As amended by No. 2 of 1954, No. 16 of 1956, No. 37 of 1957, No. 28 of 1958, No. 5 of 1961 and S.I. No. 144 of 1965]
3. Increase of pensions payable
4. SavingExcept as otherwise specifically provided, nothing in this Act shall be deemed to authorise the increase of any gratuity, whether payable by way of commuted pension or otherwise, or other amount payable under the provisions of any enactment specified in the Schedule.
5. Aggregation of pensionsWhere, after the 1st January, 1957, any person has become or becomes eligible for the grant of two or more pensions under one or more of the items of the Schedule, the aggregate of such pensions shall be deemed for the purposes of this Act to be the pension payable to such person.[No. 37 of 1957]
6. President's powersThe President may, with the approval of the National Assembly, by statutory notice—
History of this document
31 December 1996 this version
25 July 1951