Legislation

A PROCLAMATION TO PROVIDE FOR PUBLIC SERVANTS’ PENSION PROCLAMATION No. 714/2011

PART NINE

GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO BENEFITS

46. Minimum Pension and Pension Adjustment

On the basis of studies to be submitted to it by the Agency, the Council of Ministers may adjust the minimum monthly pension and pension benefits every five years.

47. Mode and Period of Payment of Pension

1/ Payment of pension shall be effected monthly.

2/Retirement pension shall commence to accrue as of the first day of the month following that in which the public servant retires.

3/Invalidity pension shall commence to accrue as of the first day of the month following that in which the invalidity of the public servant is ascertained by medical board.

4/Incapacity pension shall commence to accrue as of the first day of the month following that in which the permanent total incapacity sustained by the public servant is ascertained by medical board.

5/Survivor’s pension shall commence to accrue as of the first day of the month following that in which the beneficiary dies.

48. Mode and Period of Payment of Gratuity

1/ Payment of any gratuity shall be effected in lump sum at once.

2/Retirement or invalidity gratuity shall be payable beginning with the first day of the month following that in which the public servant separates from the service.

3/Incapacity gratuity shall be payable beginning with the day where evidence ascertaining the injury and its degree is submitted.

49. Period of Limitation

1/Any claim for payment of arrears of pension or payment of gratuity shall be barred by limitation after three years.

2/ A claim for reimbursement of pension contribution shall be barred by limitation after three years from the date on which the public servant attains retirement age or dies.

3/ The period of limitation shall begin to run from the day following that in which the right may be exercised.

4/ The period of limitation shall not include the following:

a)period lapsed due to a court process started to establish the right;

b)period lapsed due to non fulfillment by the public office of its obligation to submit evidentiary documents on time;

c)period necessary for the decision of benefit entitlement by the Agency.

50. Non-Transferability of Entitlement to Benefits

The right to receive benefits shall not be pledged or transferred by inheritance or any other means.

51. Attachment of Benefits by Law

Benefits payable in accordance with this Proclamation shall not be attached in relations to any debts unless ordered by a court in respect of: 1/public fines, taxes or charges; or

2/fulfillment of the obligation to supply maintenance in accordance with the relevant law.

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8 replies »

  1. I need ur help ,to know about pension /retirment payment ,i am working for 5yr and still on food security programe (HABP) with out PF & retirment,can i ask payment of PF With out contractul agrement.

  2. I am Mulu Miesho
    Dear Abrham, I just want to know that whether pension is paid/deducted from overtime work or not.

  3. you guys did a great help to want get the proclamations for different purpose. So, be stronge

  4. Your blog is extremely important; however, the soft copies are damaged and can’t be downloaded.

    • Thanks for the comment. It would be a great help if you could tell which of the file are damaged or may be corrupt.
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      • Hi Abrish. Long time no see. i am glad and proud to see your move like this. your good old friend WASIHUN the lawschool. you may reach me using my account at wasabema@gmail.com

  5. pension scheme is good for private employes but before lunching this law government must think MINIMUM WAGES[SALARY]which worker must get.there is no minimum wages act for labour working in any organisation yet due to lack of this law wokers are not getting sufficient money for their lively hood.
    for example any one is getting 400 birr or 500 birr per month how he will manage his family and children education etc

    engineer suraj bhan [working in ethiopia]
    suraj_bhan78@rediffmail.com

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