Local, Government (Superannuation) Act, 1948

Gratuity or allowance in case of injury.

77.—(1) Where an officer or servant of a local authority is injured—

(a) in the actual discharge of his duty, and

(b) without his own default, and

(c) by some injury specifically attributable to the nature of his duty,

the local authority, with the consent of the Minister, may grant to him, and, if within seven years after the date of the injury, he dies as a direct result thereof, to his widow (or, in the case of a female officer or servant, her widowed husband), his father or mother, if wholly dependent on him at the time of his death, and to or in respect of his children, or any of them, such gratuity or allowance in money for life or for a limited period as the local authority may consider reasonable and as may be permitted by regulations under this section.

(2) An allowance granted under this section to an injured person shall not, together with any other allowance (inclusive of the annuity value, calculated in such manner as the Minister directs, of any lump sum) payable by a local authority for which he is qualified, exceed five-sixths of the remuneration (inclusive of the money value of emoluments, if any) on which such other allowance is computed.

(3) The Minister may make regulations for the purposes of this section.