Schedule (Section 2(2))
Local Governments Combined Provident Fund Regulations
1.These regulations may be cited as the Local Governments Combined Provident Fund Regulations.2.(1)There shall be established a fund to be known as the Local Governments Combined Provident Fund to which shall be transferred the assets and liabilities of the Eastern Province Provident Fund.(2)The expenses of management and administration of the fund shall be paid out of the fund; except that such expenditure on management and administration as may be agreed upon by the board shall not be paid out of the fund, but shall be charged directly to all local governments participating in the proportion that the aggregate number of depositors of each local government bears to the aggregate number of all deposits at the time the expenditure is incurred.(3)The monies paid into the fund shall be invested by the Secretary to the Treasury in such security or securities as he or she shall think fit or in the PostBank Uganda Limited established under the Uganda Communications Act.3.(1)The President shall appoint a Board of Management of the fund (in these regulations called "the board") which shall consist of a chairperson and at least four members, one of whom may or may not be a depositor but shall be a person who is capable of representing the interests of the depositors to the satisfaction of the President.(2)The chairperson and members of the board shall hold office for such time as may be specified in their respective appointments.(3)The board may regulate its own procedure, including the provisions for a quorum and the appointment of a secretary.4.(1)The board shall be responsible for the control and management of the fund in accordance with the Act and of these regulations.(2)The board shall submit to the President as soon as is practicable after the 30th June in each year a full audited statement showing the working of the fund and all claims on the fund and containing full particulars of all transactions connected with the working of the fund.5.Every nonpensionable servant of a contributing government may elect to become a depositor in the fund and to continue to be a depositor for so long as he or she is such a nonpensionable servant.6.Every depositor whose office is specified in the First Schedule to these Regulations shall make a monthly deposit of an amount equal to 7 percent of his or her monthly salary.7.Every depositor whose office is specified in the Second Schedule to these Regulations shall make a monthly deposit of an amount equal to 5 percent of his or her monthly salary.8.All deposits shall be deducted by the appropriate local government from the salary of the depositor and shall be paid into the fund.9.A sum to be called a bonus shall be paid out of the revenues of the local government concerned into the fund for the credit of the depositor at the end of each month, and this bonus shall in every case be equal to the monthly deduction made from the salary of the depositor.10.Interest shall be credited separately on deposits and bonuses at a rate to be fixed annually by the board and shall begin to accrue in respect of each sum deposited and each bonus on the first day of the month following that on which the deposit is deemed to be made or the bonus credited and shall be added to and become part of the principal on the 31st December of each year.11.(1)Every local government shall keep proper accounts to the satisfaction of the board in relation to every depositor.(2)If any local government fails to comply with any of the requirements of these Regulations relating to the keeping of the accounts of depositors, the board, with the approval of the Minister, may appoint an administrator to the staff of that local government to secure compliance with the provisions of these Regulations relating to the keeping of such accounts.(3)An administrator may be appointed for such period as may be deemed expedient to ensure that proper accounts are kept by the local government.(4)The expenses occasioned by the appointment of an administrator under subregulation (2) of this regulation shall be paid by and may be recovered from the local government concerned.(5)Such expenses shall be deemed to include the salary of the administrator during the period for which his or her appointment as administrator continues.(6)If the expenses are not paid by a local government within two months after a demand in writing has been made by the board for the payment, the local government shall be liable in addition to pay by way of penalty a sum equal to one-half of the expenses.12.(1)Any nonpensionable employee who was not a depositor to the Eastern Province Provident Fund before the 1st January, 1951, and who shall have had at least three years continuous service prior to the 1st January, 1951, and who is required or elects to become a depositor in the fund under regulation 5 of these Regulations, may increase his or her deposits under 6 or 7 by 50 percent for a period not exceeding the period of his or her service prior to the 1st January, 1951.(2)For the purposes of this regulation, "service" means service in completed months not exceeding a total of five years.(3)In respect of deposits made under this regulation, there shall be paid out of the revenues of the contributing governments into the fund for the credit of the depositor sums equal to the additional deposits made each month by the depositor.13.If a depositor dies while in the service of a local government or leaves the service of a local government on the termination of his or her appointment, the amount standing to his or her credit in the fund shall, subject to the provisions of regulations 14 and 15 of these Regulations, be paid out to the depositor or his or her next of kin and his or her account shall thereupon be closed.14.(1)If a depositor is dismissed, removed on the grounds of inefficiency or resigns or leaves the service of a local government without permission without completing the period prescribed by any contract under which he or she may be serving—(a)the amount of his or her deposits and interest credited on the deposits under regulation 10 of these Regulations shall be paid out of the fund to the depositor;(b)any part of the bonuses credited to the depositor and interest credited as aforesaid as the board, with the prior approval of the district commissioner of the district or area in which the local government is situated, shall determine, may be so paid.(2)Any part of the bonuses and interest not paid as aforesaid shall be paid out of the fund to the local government concerned and credited to revenue.15.If a contributor is transferred to a pensionable post under a local government, or if his or her post under the local government is declared pensionable he or she shall have the option of—(a)electing to remain as a contributor in the fund, and make deposits to the fund at the rate applicable to the salary of his or her pensionable post, in which case he or she shall forfeit all claims to pension rights;(b)ceasing to be a contributor in the fund at the date of his or her transfer or of the declaration of his or her post as pensionable, in which case he or she may elect either to discontinue his or her deposits or to continue to make deposits at the rate applicable to the salary drawn in his or her nonpensionable post immediately prior to the transfer or declaration; and in either case he or she shall continue to receive interest on the amounts standing to his or her credit in the fund, but no bonus will be paid from such date, and he or she shall not be deemed to be a contributor after that date, nor shall he or she be entitled to any payment from the fund until his or her service with the local government terminates; or (c) electing to have his or her service as a contributor in the fund counted as pensionable, in which case he or she shall forthwith be returned his or her total deposits together with all interest on the deposits, and shall forgo his or her bonuses and all interest on the bonuses, which shall be paid out of the fund to the general revenue of the local government concerned.This option must be exercised within two months of the date of transfer or of the declaration of his or her post as pensionable, by notice in writing to the local government concerned, which shall be responsible for notifying the board without delay.16.(1)If a depositor is transferred to a pensionable or nonpensionable post under the Uganda Government, he or she shall, if a depositor in the fund at that time, cease to make any deposits from the date of his or her transfer, and he or she shall have the option of either—(a)receiving forthwith the whole amount credited to his or her account up to the date of his or her transfer; or(b)leaving such amount in the fund, at interest, until his or her service with the Uganda Government has terminated.(2)Unless the option is made within two months of his or her transfer to Uganda Government service, the amount standing to his or her credit at the date of his or her transfer will be refunded to him or her.17.Any option exercised under regulations 15 and 16 of these Regulations shall be irrevocable, except that an option to continue making deposits after ceasing to be a contributor may be revoked at the end of any month; the deposits once discontinued may not be resumed again.
Schedules to the Regulations
First Schedule (Regulation 6)
All nonpensionable servants who are in receipt of a salary of not less than six thousand shillings a year.
Second Schedule (Regulation 7)
All nonpensionable servants who are in receipt of a salary of less than five hundred shillings a month.