1.   Short title

   2.   Appointment of director of Manpower

   3.   Proclamations and notices subjecting persons to Act

   4.   Exemption

   5.   Registration for National Service

   6.   Medical examination

   7.   Notice requiring registered persons to serve

   8.   Constitution and powers of National Service Tribunal

   9.   Appeals against obligation to serve

   10.   Appeals before the Tribunal

   11.   Remuneration of Tribunal and witnesses and costs

   12.   Nature of service under this Act

   13.   Transfer from one form of service to another

   14.   Employers to give particulars of employees

   15.   Cooperation of employers

   16.   Reinstatement in employment

   17.   False statement and forgery

   18.   Penalty

   19.   Rules


15 of 1951
G.N. 22/1963

An Act to Make Provision for Securing and Controlling the Enlistment of Persons for National Service during an Emergency and for Purposes connected therewith

[10TH APRIL 1951]


1.   Short title

   (1) This Act may be cited as the National Service Act.

   (2) This Act shall come into operation and shall remain in operation during the existence in force of any Order made by the Minister under section 3.


2.   Appointment of Director of Manpower

   The Minister may by notice published in the Gazette appoint a person to be Director of Manpower for the purposes of this Act.


3.   Order subjecting citizens to the Act

   The Minister may from time to time, by Order published in the Gazette, direct that, subject to section 4, every citizen of Malawi—

   (a)   who is at the date of that Order in Malawi or who thereafter enters Malawi; and

   (b)   who was born in such year or years as may be specified in the Order,

shall, on the date of the Order, or, as the case may be, on the date on which he first enters Malawi after the date of the Order, become liable to be called up for national service under this Act.


4.   Exemption

   No person shall be liable for service under this Act if he is under the age of 18 years or over the age of 60 years.


5.   Registration for National Service

   (1) The Director of Manpower may by notice and in such other manner as he shall deem sufficient require such classes of persons who have become liable for service under this Act as he shall specify in such notice to furnish at such time and place in such manner and to such authority or person as shall be specified in such notice such particulars as shall be specified.

   (2) Any person who fails to comply with the requirements of any notice issued under subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

   (3) Every person who furnishes the particulars required by subsection (1) shall be registered by the Director of Manpower, together with the particulars relating to such person, in a Service Register which shall be kept by the Director of Manpower.

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