President’s Emoluments and Pension Act

Act 12 of 1992


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President’s Emoluments and Pension Act

Act 12 of 1992

  • Commenced on 12 March 1992
  • [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2017.]

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the President's Emoluments and Pension Act.

2. Interpretation

In this Act—"retiring President" means a person who ceases to hold office as President by the expiry of his term of office or by his resignation;"retiring Vice-President" means a person who ceases to hold office as Vice-President by the expiry of his term of office or by his resignation.[S. 2 amended by Act 17 of 1997.]

3. Emoluments of President and Vice-President

(1)There shall be paid to the President by way of emoluments—
(a)an annual salary of 3,456,000 rupees; and
(b)an annual duty allowance of 812,400 rupees.
(2)There shall be paid to the Vice-President by way of emoluments—
(a)an annual salary of 2,376,000 rupees; and
(b)an annual duty allowance of 552,000 rupees.
(3)The emoluments payable under subsections (1) and (2) shall be paid by equal monthly instalments at the end of each month.
[S. 3 amended by Act 33 of 1993; Act 20 of 1998; s. 3 of Act 25 of 2003 w.e.f. 1 July 2003; s. 3 of Act 14 of 2008 w.e.f. 1 July 2008; repealed and replaced by s. 3 of Act 11 of 2013 w.e.f. 1 January 2013.]

4. Pension and other benefits to retiring Presidents and Vice-Presidents

(1)Subject to subsection (2), there shall be paid to every retiring President or retiring Vice-President a monthly pension equivalent to two thirds of a monthly instalment payable under section 3 (3) for the remainder of his life.
(2)A retiring President or Vice-President in receipt of a pension under subsection (1) shall not undertake any remunerative employment during the remainder of his life.
(3)A retiring President or Vice-President shall, for the remainder of his life, be entitled to—
(a)the service of a clerk-typist and an office attendant at Government costs; and
(b)a Government motor-car with chauffeur.
(4)Where a retiring President or Vice-President is re-elected to the office of President or Vice-President, he or his spouse shall not be entitled to any benefit under this section for the period during which he holds that office.
[S. 4 amended by Act 17 of 1997; Act 20 of 1998.]

5. Pension where President or Vice-President dies in office or subsequently

(1)Where a President or Vice-President dies either in office or after retirement, his spouse shall be paid—
(a)for the first 12 months immediately after the death, an amount equivalent to the pension payable under section 4 (1);
(b)after the first 12 months, an allowance equivalent to 50 per cent of the pension mentioned in paragraph (a), for the remainder of the spouse's life.
(2)For the purposes of subsection (1), the surviving spouse of the per­son who held the former office of Governor-General on 26 December 1983 shall be deemed to be the spouse of a President who died after retirement.
[S. 5 amended by Act 17 of 1997; Act 18 of 1999.]

6. Sums to be charged on Consolidated Fund

Any sum payable under this Act shall be charged on the Consolidated Fund.

7. Regulations

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

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History of this document

30 June 2017 this version
Consolidation
12 March 1992
Commenced