Passenger Transport Industry (Buses) Retiring Benefits Act

Act 29 of 1977


Passenger Transport Industry (Buses) Retiring Benefits Act

Act 29 of 1977

  • Commenced on 10 December 1977
  • [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2017.]

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Passenger Transport Industry (Buses) Retiring Benefits Act.

2. Interpretation

In this Act—"Continuous employment" has the same meaning as in the Employment Rights Act;"worker" means a person employed in any section of that part of the transport industry which relates to the transport of passengers for hire or reward by bus or contract bus.

3. Retiring benefits

(1)Subject to subsection (2), every worker who has been in the continuous employment of an employer for not less than 3 years shall, where he retires after reaching the age of 60, be entitled to receive from his employer a gratuity of 800 rupees and a monthly pension of 55 rupees.
(2)An employer may reduce the monthly pension payable under subsec­tion (1) by an amount equivalent to the monthly retirement pension to which the worker may be entitled under section 20 of the National Pensions Act.
(3)Notwithstanding any other enactment, no gratuity or pension specified in subsection (1) shall be—
(a)assignable or transferable except for the purpose of satisfying —
(i)a debt due to Government,
(ii)an order of any Court for the payment of periodical sums of money towards the maintenance of the spouse or former spouse or minor child of the worker to whom the pension or gratuity has been granted;
(b)liable to be attached, sequestered or levied upon for or in respect of any debt or claim.

4. Regulations

The Minister may make such regulations as he thinks fit for the purposes of this Act.

5. Offences

Every employer who fails to comply with section 3(1) or any regulations made under this Act shall commit an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding 5,000 rupees.
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History of this document

30 June 2017 this version
10 December 1977