Superannuation Act, 1859

Condition of grant of full superannuations to public servants not heads of departments.

8. It shall not be lawful for the Treasury to grant the full amount of superannuation allowance which can be granted under this Act to any person not being the head officer or one of the head officers of a department, unless upon production of a certificate (signed by the head officer of the department, or by two head officers, if there be more than one) that he has served with diligence and fidelity to the satisfaction of such head officer or officers; and in every case in which any superannuation allowance is granted after the refusal of such certificate, the minute granting it shall state such refusal and the grounds on which the allowance is granted.