§ After Section three hundred and five of the principal Act there shall be inserted the following Section:
"305A.—(1) Where a civil servant, as defined by Section twelve of the Superannuation Act, 1887, is appointed by his Majesty or by the Governor-General in his discretion to any office under the Crown in India, the Secretary of State may direct that his service in that office shall qualify for the grant of a pension or gratuity as if it were service rendered in the office held by him as a civil servant immediately before his appointment to service in India, and there shall be paid to, or in respect of, him out of the revenues of the Federation and shall be charged on those revenues in respect of his service in that office in India a pension or gratuity calculated in accordance with the Superannuation Acts, 1834 to 1935, and the Orders, Rules and Regulations made there under, but on the basis of the salary of the office last held by him as a civil servant before his appointment to service in India:
Provided that nothing in the said Acts, Orders, Rules or Regulations shall operate to prevent the grant of a pension to him with effect from the date on which he may relinquish office in India, notwithstanding that at that date he may not have attained the age of sixty.
§ (2) No such direction as aforesaid shall be given in relation to service in any office if the service of the person in question in that office would qualify for the grant of a pension without any such direction.
§ (3) This Section shall apply to appointments made before the passing of this Act as well as to appointments made thereafter; and in relation to appointments made before the commencement of Part III of this Act, the reference to the Secretary of State shall be construed as a reference to the Secretary of State in Council."—[Sir If. O'Neill.]
§ Brought up, and read the First and Second times, and added to the Bill.
§ Clause 13 ordered to stand part of the Bill.