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1The Pensions Act, 1871

( ACT NO. XXIII OF 1871 )

Chapter IV


Exemption of pension from attachment
11. No pension granted or continued by Government on political considerations, or on account of past services or present infirmities or as a compassionate allowance,and no money due or to become due on account of any such pension or allowance,shall be liable to seizure, attachment or sequestration by process of any Court in Bangladesh, at the instance of a creditor, for any demand against the pensioner, or in satisfaction of a decree or order of any such Court.
This section applies in Bangladesh also to pensions granted or continued, after the separation of Burma from India, by the Government of Burma.
Assignments, etc., in anticipation of pension, to be void
12. All assignments, agreements, orders, sales and securities of every kind made by the person entitled to any pension, pay or allowance mentioned in section 11, in respect of any money not payable at or before the making thereof, on account of any such pension, pay or allowance, or for giving or assigning any future interest therein, are null and void.
Reward to informers
13. Whoever proves to the satisfaction of the Government that any pension is fraudulently or unduly received by the person enjoying the benefit thereof shall be entitled to a reward equivalent to the amount of such pension for the period of six months.
Power to make rules
14. 2[The] Chief Controlling Revenue-authority may, with the consent of the Government, from time to time make rules consistent with this Act respecting all or any of the following matters:-
(1) the place and times at which, and the person to whom, any pension shall be paid;
(2) injuries into the identity of claimants;
(3) records to be kept on the subject of pensions;
(4) transmission of such records;
(5) correction of such records;
(6) delivery of certificates to pensioners
(7) registers of such certificates;
(8) reference to the Civil Court, under section 6, of persons claiming a right of succession to, or participation in, pensions or grants of money or land-revenue payable by Government;
and generally for the guidance of officers under this Act.
All such rules shall be published in the official Gazette, and shall thereupon have the force of law.

  • 1
    Throughout this Act, except otherwise provided, the words “Bangladesh” and “Government” were substituted, for the words “Pakistan” and “Central Government” or “the Provincial Government” or “appropriate Government” respectively by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973).
  • 2
    The word “The” was substituted, for the words “In each Province the” by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973).
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