Liability in case of transfer of establishment.

1[17B. Where an employer in relation to an establishment transfers that establishment in whole or in part by sale gift lease or license or in any other manner whatsoever the employer and the person to whom the establishment is so transferred shall jointly and severally be liable to pay the contribution and other sums due from the employer under any provisions of this Act or the Scheme or 2[the 3[Pension] or the Insurance Scheme] as the case may be in respect of the period up to the date of such transfer.

Provided that the liability of the transferee shall be limited to the value of the assets obtained by him by such transfer. ]


1.   Ins. by Act 40 of 1973, s. 8 (w.e.f. 1-11-1973).

2.   Subs. by Act 99 of 1976, s. 31, for “the Family Pension Scheme” (w.e.f. 7-9-1976)

3.  Subs. by Act 25 of 1996, s. 4, for “Family Pension” (w.e.f. 16-11-1995).