The Appointment of Registrar of Employees' Terminal Benefits Schemes Notice



      The Employees' Terminal Benefits Schemes (Registration) Regulations




(Section 3)

G.N. No 159 of 1974

   The Governor of the Bank of Tanzania is hereby appointed to be Registrar of Employees' Terminal Benefits Schemes.




(Section 6)

G.N. No. 201 of 1974


1.   Citation

   These Regulations may be cited as the Employees' Terminal Benefits Schemes (Registration) Regulations.


2.   Interpretation

   In these Regulations, unless the context requires otherwise–

    "contributory scheme" means any employees' terminal benefit scheme under which the benefit is secured by contributions made jointly by the employee and the employer towards any fund established pursuant to the scheme;

   "employees' terminal benefit scheme" means any pension, provident fund, gratuity, saving, or insurance scheme, arrangement or undertaking established, set-up, settled, operated or undertaken by or on behalf of an employer for the benefit of employees in the employment of the employer under which any employee shall or may, upon the determination of his employment or upon the expiry of any specified period of employment, become entitled to receive a pension, a sum of money or other valuable benefit, whether or not that employee is required to make any contribution towards any fund established pursuant to the scheme;

   "employer" in respect of any employee employed or engaged as a member of the crew of any ship means the owner or owners of the ship, or the agents in Tanzania of the ship, as the case may be, and in any other case, and subject to the provisions of subsection (2) of section 2 of the Act, means the person with whom the employee entered into contract of service or apprenticeship and who is responsible for the payment of wages of the employee;

   "non-contributory scheme" means any employees' terminal benefit scheme under which the benefit is secured by contributions made by the employer alone towards any fund established pursuant to the scheme;

   "Registrar" means the Registrar of Employees' Terminal Benefits Schemes appointed under section 3 of the Act.


3.   Submission of particulars relating to schemes

   (1) Every employer who operates or has established an employees' terminal benefit scheme or on whose behalf any such scheme is being operated or has been established shall submit to the Registrar, within sixty days from the date on which the Act comes into operation or sixty days from the date on which that scheme begins to operate, whichever date last occurs, the particulars prescribed by paragraph (2) of this regulation.

   (2) The particulars required to be submitted to the Registrar under this regulation shall be in the form prescribed in the Schedule or in any other form which the Registrar may, from time to time, approve for that purpose, and shall include–


   (a)   the name and address of the employer;


   (b)   the name or other description of the scheme;


   (c)   the date of commencement of the scheme;


   (d)   the names, designations and addresses of the persons entrusted with the management of the scheme;


   (e)   the type of scheme, that is to say, pension, provident fund, gratuity, saving or insurance scheme, and whether it is contributory or non-contributory;


   (f)   the category or categories of employees who are eligible to enter the scheme and the category or categories who are ineligible;


   (g)   the total number of employees employed by the employer;


   (h)   the number of employees (of each category where applicable) participating in the scheme;


   (i)   the rate of contributions, if any, payable by the employer and any employee or category of employee participating in the scheme and information on the benefits accruing to the employee;


   (j)   total contributions in respect of any one month or other specified interval at which contributions are made;


   (k)   total fund as at the time of submission of particulars for registration;


   (l)   information on investments, if any, in which the whole or any portion of the fund of the scheme has been invested;

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