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Government Employees Pension Law, 1996

Annexure 1 : Government Employees Pension Law, 1996

24. Application of benefits for payment of certain debts of pensioner


(1) If the Board is satisfied that any judgment or order for the payment of money given or made by a court of law against a pensioner in any judicial proceedings for the dissolution of the marriage between such pensioner and his or her spouse, has not been satisfied in full, the Board may, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any law contained, in its discretion direct that so much of any benefit payable to such pensioner under this Law as does not exceed the amount of the judgment or order which has not been satisfied, be paid to such spouse, in such instalments or otherwise and at such times, in such circumstances and on such conditions as the Board, may from time to time determine.


(2) The payment of any benefit or any part thereof in terms of a direction under subsection (1), shall be a complete discharge of any liability to pay such benefit or part to the pensioner concerned.


(3) For the purposes of this section "pensioner" means any person to whom any benefit is payable, but does not include a person to whom any benefit is payable as the widow, widower or dependent of any person.