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Contents

Enacting Formula

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II GENERAL PROVISIONS

Part III RECKONABLE SERVICE, RETIREMENT AND RESIGNATION

Part IV AWARDS IN RESPECT OF DEATH

Part V AWARDS IN RESPECT OF DISABLEMENT

Chapter 1 — Quantum

Chapter 2 — Treatment and Rehabilitation

Chapter 3 — Miscellaneous

Part VI TRANSFER TO MILITARY DOMAIN EXPERTS SERVICE

FIRST SCHEDULE Amounts Payable for Specified Minor Injuries

SECOND SCHEDULE Assessment of Disablement Caused by Specified Injuries and of Certain Other Disablements

THIRD SCHEDULE Vesting for Savings Account

FOURTH SCHEDULE Vesting for Retirement Account

FIFTH SCHEDULE Vesting for Care Account

 
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PART III
RECKONABLE SERVICE, RETIREMENT AND RESIGNATION
Reckonable service
8.
—(1)  For the purposes of these Regulations, the following periods of service shall be regarded as reckonable service:
(a)
any period during which the member is a military expert, an officer or a soldier in regular service on full pay in the Singapore Armed Forces;
(b)
any period of full-time national service which has been rendered by the member prior to his enlistment as a military expert in the regular service of the Singapore Armed Forces;
(c)
any period of service as a mobilised volunteer or national serviceman in the People’s Defence Force which qualifies the member for an award of a pension under the Pensions Act (Cap. 225) and which is converted on a one-for-one basis to regular service under these Regulations upon the member being absorbed into the regular service of the Singapore Armed Forces;
(d)
any period of mobilised service as a volunteer or national serviceman in the People’s Defence Force which is rendered by the member immediately prior to his absorption into the regular service, if that service had not been regarded as regular service under sub-paragraph (c);
(e)
where the member is seconded to the Singapore Armed Forces, any period of service rendered immediately prior to his secondment which qualifies the member for the award of a pension in the Government or in any statutory body, and which is converted on a one-for-one basis to regular service under these Regulations on his absorption into the regular service as a military expert;
(f)
any period of service on secondment to the Singapore Armed Forces of the member which is rendered immediately prior to his absorption into the regular service as a military expert, if that service has not been regarded as regular service under sub-paragraph (e);
(g)
any period of service which the member has rendered on contract in the Singapore Armed Forces prior to his conversion to the regular service;
(h)
any period of service in any other armed forces which the Armed Forces Council may allow to be regarded as reckonable service, subject to such conditions as the Armed Forces Council may impose;
(i)
any period of confinement as a prisoner of war;
(j)
any period of pensionable service in the Government of the member which is rendered immediately prior to his absorption into the regular service of the Singapore Armed Forces and which is converted on a one-for-one basis to regular service under these Regulations, if that member had been a full-time national serviceman;
(k)
any period during which the member has been absent from duty on leave with half-pay;
(l)
any period of part-time regular service, but to be counted on the basis of the proportion the part-time regular service bears to full-time regular service over the same period;
(m)
any period of service in the Government of the member which is rendered immediately prior to his absorption into the regular service of the Singapore Armed Forces and which the Armed Forces Council has determined shall be regarded as regular service under these Regulations, subject to such conditions as the Armed Forces Council may impose; and
(n)
any period of service other than in the Government which the Armed Forces Council has determined shall be regarded as regular service under these Regulations, subject to such conditions as the Armed Forces Council may impose.
(2)  Where a member to whom sub-paragraph (d) or (f) of paragraph (1) applies has received a gratuity in respect of the service referred to in the applicable sub-paragraph, the Armed Forces Council shall, as a condition of allowing such service to be regarded as reckonable service under these Regulations, require the member to repay the gratuity to the Government either in a lump sum or otherwise, and in default of such repayment, the previous service shall not be regarded as reckonable service.
(3)  In respect of any such service on or after 1st April 1972, the amount of contributions to the Central Provident Fund or any approved fund to be repaid to the Government shall exclude the amount so paid on account of the member with respect to such service if he was in the regular service or an equivalent amount if he was not in the regular service.
Service not counted as reckonable service
9.
—(1)  Notwithstanding regulation 8, the following periods of service shall not be regarded as reckonable service under these Regulations:
(a)
any period of service forfeited by sentence of a subordinate military court or superior commander or as a result of a decision of the Military Court of Appeal or a review of the Armed Forces Council, other than service forfeited for the purposes of promotion, in accordance with the provisions of the Act or any other written law for the time being in force;
(b)
the whole period of absence without leave;
(c)
the whole period of desertion;
(d)
the whole period of detention, special detention or imprisonment while undergoing a sentence awarded by a subordinate military court, the Military Court of Appeal or a disciplinary officer;
(e)
the whole period of imprisonment or detention as a result of his conviction on a charge by a civil court;
(f)
the whole period of remand, custody, confinement, detention, open arrest, close arrest or suspension from duty while waiting for trial by the civil authority or military authority on a charge of which the member is subsequently convicted, if during the period he has received no pay;
(g)
the whole period in which pay is forfeited;
(h)
the whole period of leave of absence without pay granted to a member; and
(i)
the whole period of study leave sponsored by the Government.
(2)  Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the Armed Forces Council may regard as reckonable service all or part of such period of service in paragraph (1) as it thinks fit.
Stipulated retirement age
10.  A member shall be required to retire at the age appropriate to his rank, whether he has been confirmed in that rank or not, as follows:
(a)
ME3 and above at 60 years; and
(b)
ME2 and below at 50 years.
Retirement and resignation
11.
—(1)  It shall be lawful for the Armed Forces Council to require or permit, as the case may be, a member to retire —
(a)
if he has attained the stipulated retirement age;
(b)
if he is considered to be unsuitable, such unsuitability being due to —
(i)
causes not within his control; or
(ii)
causes within his control that do not amount to misconduct;
(c)
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;
(d)
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;
(e)
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;
(f)
where such member has been superseded for further promotion;
(g)
if he requests the permission of the Armed Forces Council to retire in circumstances not covered in the preceding sub-paragraphs; or
(h)
if his retirement is considered by the Armed Forces Council to be necessary —
(i)
due to the abolition of his office; or
(ii)
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 —
(a)
transfer him from the military domain experts service to any other uniformed service for the purposes of his liability to render national service; and
(b)
determine the rank which he will assume upon the transfer.