Sections Particulars
I Preliminary
1 Short title and extent
This Act may be called the Pensions’ Act, 1871;  2[In so far as it relates to Union pensions, it extends to the whole of India and in so far as it relates to o...
2 Repealed by Repealing Act, 1938
3 Interpretation- section
In this Act, the expression "grant of money or land-revenue" includes any thing payable on the part of Government in respect of any right, privilege, perquisi...
3A Definition
The expression "the appropriate Government" means, in relation to 8[Union] pensions, the Central Government, and in relation to other pensions, the 9[State] ...
II Rights to Pensions
4 Bar of suits relating to pensions
Except as hereinafter provided, no Civil Court shall entertain any suit relating to any pension or grant of money or land-revenue conferred or made by the 10[...
5 Claims to be made to Collector, Deputy Commissioner, or other authorized officer
Any person having a claim relating to any such pension or grant may prefer such claim to the Collector of the District or Deputy Commissioner or other officer...
6 Civil Court empowered to take cognizance of such claims
A Civil Court, otherwise competent to try the same, shall take cognizance of any such claim upon receiving a certificate from such Collector, Deputy Commissio...
7 Pensions for lands held under grants in perpetuity
Nothing in sections four and six applies to- (1) any inam of the class referred to in section 1 of Madras Act No. IV of 1862. (2) pensions heretofore granted b...
III Mode of Payment
8 Payment to be made by Collector, Deputy Commissioner, or other authorized officer
All pensions or grants by Government of money or land-revenue shall be paid by the Collector or the Deputy Commissioner or other authorized officer, subject t...
9 Saving or rights in respect of the recovery of land revenue
Nothing in section 4 and 8 shall affect the right of a grantee of land-revenue, whose claim to such grant is admitted by Government, to recover such revenue f...
10 Commutation of pensions
The 11[appropriate Government] may, with the consent of the holder, order the whole or any part of his pension or grant of money or land-revenue to be commute...
IV Miscellaneous
11 Exemption of pension from attachment
No pension granted or continued by Government on political considerations, or on account of past services or present infirmities or as a compassionate allowa...
12 Assignments, etc., in anticipation of pension, to be void
All assignments, agreements, orders, sales and securities of every kind made by the persons entitled to any pension, pay or allowance mentioned in section ele...
12A Nomination by pensioner to receive moneys outstanding on account of pension
Notwithstanding anything contained in section 12 or in any other law for the time being in force,- (a) any person to whom any pension mentioned in section 11 ...
13 Reward to informers
Whoever proves to the satisfaction of the 18[appropriate Government] that any pension is fraudulently or unduly received by the person enjoying the benefit th...
14 Power to make rules
15[In each 19[State]] the Chief Controlling Revenue Authority may, with the consent of the 18[appropriate Government], from time to time, make rules consisten...
15 Power of Central Government to make rules
The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:- (a) the manner a...
16 Laying of Rules
Every rule made by the Central Government under this Act and every rule made under section 14 by a Chief Controlling Revenue Authority with the consent of the...
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