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THE VICE-PRESIDENTS PENSION (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2002
[Act, No. 23 of 2002]
An Act further to amend the Vice-President's Pension Act, 1997.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-third Year of the Republic of India as follows:--
Section 1. Short title and commencement
(1) This Act may be called the Vice-President's Pension (Amendment) Act, 2002.
(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, be notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.
Section 2. Amendment of section 2
In section 2 of the Vice-President's pension Act, 1997 (30 of 1997) (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), after sub-section (1), the following sub-section shall be inserted, namely:--
(a) while holding the office of Vice-President either by the expiration of his term of office or by resignation of his office,
(b) after ceasing to hold office as Vice-President either by the expiration of his term of office or by resignation of his office,
shall be paid a family pension at the rate of fifty per cent, of pension as is admissible to a retiring Vice-President, for the remainder of her life.".
Section 3. Insertion of new section 3A
After section 3 of the principal Act, the following section shall be inserted, namely:--
"3A. Free accommodation to spouse of Vice-President.-- Subject to any rules that may be made in this behalf, the spouse of a person who dies--
(a) while holding the office of Vice-President, or
(b) after ceasing to hold office as Vice-President either by the expiration or his term of office or by resignation of his office,
shall be entitled to the use of unfurnished residence without payment of licence fee, for the remainder of her life.".