—(1) It shall be lawful for the Armed Forces Council to require or permit, as the case may be, a member to retire —
if he has attained the stipulated retirement age;
if he is considered to be unsuitable, such unsuitability being due to —
causes not within his control; or
causes within his control that do not amount to misconduct;
on a certificate from his commanding officer, and on medical evidence to the satisfaction of the Armed Forces Council, that the member is incapable, by reason of infirmity of mind or body, of discharging his duties and that such infirmity is likely to be permanent;
if his retirement is considered by the Armed Forces Council to be desirable in the public interest, having regard to the conditions and needs of the armed forces and the usefulness of the member thereto;
where the Armed Forces Council considers that he has made outstanding contributions to the Singapore Armed Forces and that he should retire as part of the process of leadership renewal in the Singapore Armed Forces;
where such member has been superseded for further promotion;
if he requests the permission of the Armed Forces Council to retire in circumstances not covered in the preceding sub-paragraphs; or
if his retirement is considered by the Armed Forces Council to be necessary —
due to the abolition of his office; or
for the purpose of facilitating improvement in the organisation of the department to which the member belongs by which greater efficiency or economy may be effected.
(2) Where a member retires or is required to retire from the Singapore Armed Forces on either of the grounds specified in paragraph (1)(h), the member may be awarded one month’s consolidated salary (based on his last drawn salary, excluding any bonus or allowance) for each year of his reckonable service, and a proportionate sum thereof for any complete month, capped at 25 years, subject to such conditions as the Armed Forces Council may, by General Order, impose.
(3) Where a member retires or is required to retire from the Singapore Armed Forces on any ground specified in paragraph (1), or resigns from the Singapore Armed Forces, and he is liable to render national service, the proper authority may —
transfer him from the military domain experts service to any other uniformed service for the purposes of his liability to render national service; and
determine the rank which he will assume upon the transfer.