(a) provide allowances and benefits for its employees;
(b) make payments, whether ex gratia or legally due, to the personal representative of a deceased employee or to any person who was dependent on such employee at his death.
(2) The Council may establish, manage and control, or enter into an arrangement with any company or association for the establishment, management and control by such company or association either alone or jointly with the Council of, any fund or scheme for the purpose of providing for the allowances, benefits and payments referred to in subsection (1).
(3) The Council may make contributions to any fund or scheme referred to in subsection (2) and may require its employees to make contributions thereto.
(4) In this section "employees" (僱員) includes any class of employee which the Council may specify and in subsection (1) includes former employees.