Superannuation Act, 1859

Power to Treasury to grant gratuities in case of short service.

6. It shall be lawful for the Commissioners of the Treasury to grant to any person who, being the holder of an office in respect of which a superannuation allowance may be granted, is constrained, from infirmity of mind or body, to leave the public service before the completion of the period which would entitle him to a superannuation allowance, such sum of money by way of gratuity as the said Commissioners may think proper; but so as that no such gratuity shall exceed the amount of one month's pay for each year of service.