PAYMENT TO SHERIFF
—(1) The Sheriff must keep an account of all sums of money paid or deposited with him and of all sums of money paid out by him in an account book in Form 222.
(2) All money paid or deposited with the Sheriff must be kept in a bank or with the Accountant-General.
(3) No interest shall be payable in respect of any money paid or deposited with the Sheriff.
19. Money paid or deposited with the Sheriff under these Rules or a judgment or order of a Court must be paid to the proper officer in the Registry who must give a receipt for every sum of money received by him.
20. Where any payment is made under a judgment or order the person making the payment must produce a copy of the judgment or order and he must give notice to the person entitled to the money.
21. Any money paid or deposited with the Sheriff that is not required for making payments on that day must be paid into the bank or to the Accountant-General, as the case may be:
Provided that where the payment to the bank or to the Accountant-General, as the case may be, cannot be made on the day of receipt, it must be made on the morning of the next working day.
—(1) Where the money is kept by the Accountant-General, he must grant an imprest to the Sheriff and the imprest must be kept by the Sheriff in a bank.
(2) All cheques in respect of the bank account must be signed by the Sheriff and another officer appointed by the Registrar of the Supreme Court or the Senior District Judge, as the case may be.
—(1) The Sheriff operating the imprest must maintain a cash book in which must be entered all sums received under the imprest (including reimbursements from the Accountant-General) and all payments made from the imprest.
(2) A supervisory officer must be made personally responsible for making (at least once a week) surprise checks of the cash book, for comparing all the entries with receipted vouchers and other relevant documents and for ensuring that the balance of cash agrees with the balance shown in the cash book, and the officer must also satisfy himself that cash is not drawn from the bank in excess of normal requirements.
(3) A record of all surprise inspections must be made in the cash book.
—(1) All payments from the imprest must be made by cheque and an acknowledgment received or a receipt obtained from the person to whom the cheque is paid.
(2) When the balance of the imprest reaches a figure sufficient for 7 days anticipated requirements, the cash book must be balanced and the sums paid from the imprest recovered from the Accountant-General.
(3) The receipts must be attached to a bill showing the total amount of the payments; if the receipts are numerous, the receipts and a machine-list of the amounts only may be attached to the bill.
(4) This bill and attachments must be sent to the Accountant-General at least 7 days before the money is actually required.
25. Before any money is paid out to any person, the Sheriff must require proof to his satisfaction that the person applying for payment is the person entitled or authorised to receive it.
26. Before any money is paid out under any order directing the payment out of any money paid or deposited with the Sheriff, the Sheriff must satisfy himself that any money due to the Government under any written law of which he has notice has been paid or deducted.
—(1) All payments by the Sheriff of an amount exceeding $50 must be made by cheque payable to the person entitled to receive the payment and marked “payable only within 30 days from date”.
(2) If the payment is to be made to —
any Government department;
any body corporate;
an advocate and solicitor; or
a moneylender under the Moneylenders Act (Chapter 188),
the cheque must be crossed to the payee’s account and marked “not negotiable”.
(3) Where a cheque has not been cashed within 30 days of its date, a fresh cheque may be issued to replace it.
—(1) Whenever a judgment or order has been made in the Subordinate Courts for payment of money by instalments, unless the Court orders that the instalments shall be paid otherwise than in Court, the registrar must cause to be opened an account wherein must be entered all sums paid into Court under the judgment or order and all sums paid out of Court to the judgment creditor or on his account.
(2) The account shall be in Form 223.