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PROVINCIAL EMPLOYEES’ SOCIAL SECURITY (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2013

An Act further to amend the Provincial Employees’ Social Security Ordinance, 1965

[Gazette of Punjab, Extraordinary, 13th December, 2013]

ACT, XXIV OF 2013

No. PAP-Legis-2(17)/2013/967.–The Provincial Employees’ Social Security (Amendment) Bill 2013, having been passed by the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab on 9th December 2013, and assented to by the Acting Governor of the Punjab on 13th December 2013, is hereby published as an Act of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab.

Whereas it is expedient further to amend the Provincial Employees’ Social Security Ordinance, 1965 (X of 1965) for purposes hereinafter appearing;

It is enacted as follows:–

  1. Short title and commencement.–(1) This Act may be cited as the Provincial Employees’ Social Security (Amendment) Act, 2013.

(2)  It shall come into force at once.

  1. Amendment in Section 1 of Ordinance, X of 1965.–(1) In the Provincial Employees’ Social Security Ordinance, 1965 (X of 1965), hereinafter referred to as the said Ordinance, in Section 1, in sub-section (2), for the word “Pakistan”, the words “the Punjab” shall be substituted.
  2. Amendment in Section 2 of Ordinance, X of 1965.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 2–

(a)     in clause (8), for sub-clause (f), the following shall be substituted:–

          “(f)    any person employed on wages exceeding the wages determined by the Government under Section 71;”;

(b)     for clause (14),the following shall be substituted:

          “(14) “Government” means Government of the Punjab;”; and

(c)     in clause (25a), for the words “three hundred and sixty rupees”, the words “six percent of the wage limits determined by the Government under Section 71” shall be substituted.

  1. Amendment in Section 15 of Ordinance, X of 1965.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 15, for the word “Government”, the words “the Institution” shall be substituted.
  2. Amendment in Section 20 of Ordinance, X of 1965.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 20, in sub-section (1)–

(a)     for the words “at such rate not more than six percent”, the words “at the rate of six percent” shall be substituted; and

(b)     in the proviso, for the words “four hundred rupees per day or ten thousands rupees per month”, the expression “the wages determined by the Government under Section 71” shall be substituted.

  1. Amendment in Section 20-A of Ordinance, X of 1965.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 20-A–

(a)     in sub-section (1), for the words “three hundred and sixty rupees”, the words “six percent of the wage limits determined by the Government under Section 71” shall be substituted; and

(b)     in sub-section (3), for the word “twenty”, the word “forty” shall be substituted.

  1. Amendment in Section 37 of Ordinance, X of 1965.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 37–

(i)      the existing marginal heading shall be substituted by “Funeral grant”; and

(ii)     for sub-section (1), the following shall be substituted:–

          “(1) On the death of a secured person receiving or entitled to receive injury or sickness benefit, or medical care at the time of his death, the surviving widow, widows or needy widower, or if there is no surviving widow, widows or needy widower, the person who provided for the funeral, shall, subject to regulations, be entitled to such funeral grant as may be provided in the regulations.”

  1. Amendment in Section 42 of Ordinance, X of 1965.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 42, after sub-section (2-A), the following sub-section (2-B) shall be inserted:–

“(2-B) Where only father or mother is entitled to the survivor’s pension and the recipient dies leaving behind the other parent, such surviving parent shall be entitled to the survivor’s pension equal to the amount being received by the other parent at the time of the death of that parent subject to the condition that the surviving parent is the real father or mother of the deceased secured worker.”

  1. Addition of Section 47-A in Ordinance, X of 1965.–In the said Ordinance, after Section 47, the following Section 47-A shall be inserted:

“47-A. Establishment of medical and other institutions.–The Institution may, through the public-private partnership mode, establish medical, dental, nursing, allied health or training institutions and, for the purpose, incur expenditure from the Fund.”

  1. Amendment in Section 54-A of Ordinance, X of 1965.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 54-A, for the words “two hundred rupees per day or five thousand rupees per month”, the words “the wages determined by the Government under Section 71 of the Ordinance” shall be substituted.
  2. Amendment in Section 62 of Ordinance, X of 1965.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 62, in sub-section (5), for the word “fifty”, the words “five thousand” shall be substituted.
  3. Amendment in Section 66 of Ordinance, X of 1965.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 66, for the words “not exceeding one thousand rupees”, the words “up to ten thousand rupees but not less than two thousand rupees” shall be substituted.
  4. Amendment in Section 70 of Ordinance, X of 1965.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 70, in sub-section (2), for the words “one hundred and twenty rupees per day or three thousand rupees per month”, the words “the wages determined by the Government under Section 71 of the Ordinance” shall be substituted.
  5. Amendment in Section 71 of Ordinance, X of 1965.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 71, the words, brackets and figures “specified in clause (f) of sub-section (8) of Section 2”, wherever occur, shall be omitted.
  6. Savings.–Notwithstanding anything contained in the Provincial Employees’ Social Security Ordinance, 1965 (X of 1965), any contribution received or benefits released or purported to have been received or released under the said Ordinance immediately before the commencement of this Act shall be deemed to have been validly received or released under the Act.
  7. Repeal.–The Provincial Employees Social Security (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013 (V of 2013) is hereby repealed.
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