National Economic and Social Development Office Act 2006


27.— (1) The Office shall prepare and submit to the Taoiseach a scheme or schemes for the granting of superannuation benefits to or in respect of such members of the staff (including the Directors) of the Office as it shall think fit.

(2) Every scheme under this section shall fix the time and conditions of retirement for all persons to, or in respect of whom superannuation benefits are payable under the scheme, and different times and conditions may be fixed in respect of different classes of persons.

(3) Every scheme under this section may be amended or revoked by a subsequent scheme prepared, submitted and approved under this section.

(4) A scheme submitted by the Office under this section shall, if approved of by the Taoiseach with the consent of the Minister for Finance, be carried out by the Office in accordance with its terms.

(5) No superannuation benefit shall be granted by the Office nor shall any other arrangements be entered into by the Office for the provision of such a benefit to or in respect of a member of the staff of the Office otherwise than in accordance with a scheme under this section or with the consent of the Taoiseach and the Minister for Finance.

(6) If any dispute arises as to the claim of any person to, or the amount of, any superannuation benefit payable in pursuance of a scheme or schemes under this section, such dispute shall be submitted to the Taoiseach who shall refer it to the Minister for Finance, whose decision shall be final.

(7) Every scheme submitted and approved of under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is approved of and if either House, within the next 21 days on which that House has sat after the scheme is laid before it, passes a resolution annulling the scheme, the scheme shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything done thereunder.