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法規名稱(Title) Enforcement Statute for Substitute Services Ch
公發布日(Date) 2018.11.28
法規沿革(Legislative) 1.Promulgated on February 02, 2000
2.Amended on January 17, 2001
3.Amended on January 29, 2003
4.Amended on June 18, 2003
5.Amended and promulgated by Presidential Decree on January 24, 2007
6.Amended and promulgated by Presidential Decree on June 10, 2015
7.Amended and promulgated by Presidential Decree on April 25, 2018
8.Amended and promulgated by Presidential Decree on November 28, 2018
法規內文(Content) Chapter 1 General Provisions 
Article 1     This Statute is duly enacted in accordance with Article 26 of the 
              Conscription Law. Any matters insufficiently provided for herein 
              shall be subject to other laws concerned.  
 
Article 2     The competent authorities in charge of the Statute are the Ministry 
              of the Interior.To enforce conscription and Substitute Services 
              related affairs, the Ministry of the Interior shall set up the 
              Conscription Administration and may set up regional conscription 
              inspection & training centers to take charge of respective 
              conscription and Substitute Services related affairs.The 
              organizational rules for the Conscription Administration, 
              Ministry of the Interior and may set up regional conscription 
              inspection & training centers shall be separately enacted by laws. 
              The municipal, county (city) governments shall, subject to 
              instruction and supervision by the competent authorities, take charge 
              of Substitute Services related affairs. 
 
Article 3     The term "Substitute Services" as used herein denotes the male 
              citizens within the conscription ages shall carry out auxiliary jobs, 
              public affairs and other social services of the user organizations; or 
              carry out scientific, or industrial research and development or technical 
              work in government agencies, public research organs (institutions), 
              colleges and universities, administrative juridical persons or corporate 
              research institutions (hereinafter referred to as "user organizations") 
              recognized by the competent authorities.. 
 
Article 4     The Substitute Services shall be in the following categories: 
              1. General Substitute Services: 
              (1) Police services. 
              (2) Fire fighting services. 
              (3) Social services. 
              (4) Environmental protection services. 
              (5) Medication services. 
              (6) Educational services. 
              (7) Agricultural services. 
              (8) Tribal Service for the Indigenous Peoples. 
              (9) Other categories as designated by the Executive Yuan (the Cabinet). 
              2. R&D Substitute Services. 
              3. Industry Training Substitute Service. 
              The categories of substitute services, implementation sequence and 
              number of persons shall be formulated by the competent authorities 
              and submitted to the Executive Yuan for approval. 
 
Article 5     Beginning on January 1 of the year in which he reaches 18 years 
              of age, except for applying for R&D Substitute Services or Industry 
              Training Substitute Service in accordance with the provisions of 
              Article 5-1, a draftee-to-be who conforms to the qualification for 
              active duty in the physical examination for conscription may apply 
              for General Substitute Services according to his own will; who 
              conforms to the qualification for substitute services, shall be draftee 
              of General Substitute Services. 
              Where an indigenous person applies for general substitute military 
              service pursuant to the provisions of the preceding article, the 
              competent authority must respect the willingness of the draftee and 
              allow him to serve in the tribal service if he prefers to. 
              A draftee-to-be who applies for General Substitute Services may be 
              entitled to preferential screening in the following screening sequence 
              if meeting any of the following qualification requirements: 
              1. Religious, family factors. 
              2. Having successfully passed state-sponsored examinations and held 
              licenses in expertise categories set forth in Subparagraph 1, 
              Paragraph 1 of the preceding article. 
              3. Having obtained licenses in expertise categories set forth in 
              Subparagraph 1, Paragraph 1 of the preceding article issued by the 
              Central Government level competent authorities in charge of target 
              business. 
              4. Having possessed educational, professional qualification and 
              specified training. 
              The term "educational, professional qualification and specified 
              training" as used in the preceding paragraph shall be defined by 
              the competent authorities (i.e., the Ministry of the Interior) in 
              concert with the user organizations. 
              Where an applicant proves to be under court trial or to have been 
              convicted guilty following a crime, the competent authorities (i.e., 
              the Ministry of the Interior) may disapprove of his application for 
              General Substitute Services or restrict the categories of his 
              Substitute Services. This provision, nevertheless, does not apply 
              to a juvenile criminal, unintentional offender or a criminal 
              granted a suspension which has not been revoked. 
              The regulations governing the qualifications of the General Substitute 
              Services, procedures, time limit, terms for application, method of 
              admission and other compliance shall be determined by the competent 
              authorities. 
              The date of enforcement for the physical status to draft for the 
              Substitute Services shall be determined by the Executive Yuan 
              (the Cabinet). 
 
Article 5-1   Beginning on January 1 of the year in which he reaches 18 years 
              of age, a draftee-to-be, who conforms to the qualification for active 
              duty or substitute services in the physical examination for conscription 
              and has received a master degree or above from a domestic college or 
              university or a foreign one that is recognized by the Ministry of 
              Education, may apply for R&D Substitute Services through screening; 
              a draftee-to-be, who has graduated from a domestic college or university 
              or a foreign one that is recognized by the Ministry of Education, and 
              received an associate's degree or above, may apply for Industry Training 
              Substitute Service through screening. 
              The regulations governing the application and screening procedures, 
              matriculation methods, training, services, management, turnover of user 
              organizations and other matters relating to R&D Substitute Services and 
              Industry Training Substitute Service shall be determined by the competent 
              authorities. 
 
Article 5-2   For the draftees who are drafted for R&D Substitute Services or 
              Industry Training Substitute Service through screening, the service 
              period is divided into the following three stages: 
              1. Stage 1: period for accepting military fundamental training and 
              specialized training. 
              2. Stage 2: from the termination of the period of military fundamental 
              training and specialized training and distribution to user 
              organization, till the commencing day of service period for Substitute 
              Service draftees as prescribed in Paragraph 1 of Article 7. 
              3. Stage 3: from the commencing day of service period for Substitute 
              Service draftees as prescribed in Paragraph 1 of Article 7, till the 
              day of expiration of the service period prescribed in Paragraph 2 of 
              the same article. 
 
Article 5-3   Before attending the fundamental training and specialized training, 
              the draftees matriculated through screening to take the R&D Substitute 
              Services or Industry Training Substitute Service shall sign a contract in 
              writing with the user organizations, and the contents of the contract 
              shall include their rights and obligations in the second stage and the 
              third stage. 
              The user organizations shall submit the contract in writing as 
              referred to in the preceding paragraph to the competent authorities 
              for information within ten days after the contract is signed. 
 
Article 6     The males in the conscription age for the Substitute Services 
              (hereinafter referred to as Substitute Services Draftees-to-be) shall, 
              after completing the required training, perform the duties as specified 
              in the laws and ordinances for the respective categories of the 
              Substitute Services. 
 
Article 6-1   The draftees of the R&D Substitute Services or Industry Training 
              Substitute Service in the first stage shall be governed by this Statute. 
              The draftees of the R&D Substitute Services or Industry Training 
              Substitute Service in the second stage shall not be governed by the 
              Labor Standard Act; their rights and obligations, unless otherwise 
              prescribed in this Statute, shall be governed by the regulations on the 
              General Substitute Services. 
              An employment relationship exists between the draftees of the R&D 
              Substitute Services or Industry Training Substitute Service in the third 
              stage and the user organizations, and the matters of labor conditions 
              and insurance shall be handled in accordance with the provisions of 
              the Labor Standard Act, the Labor Retirement Pension Statute, and 
              the Labor Insurance Statute, but not governed by this Statute; the 
              required expenses shall be burdened by the user organizations. 
 
Chapter 2 Provisions of Services 
Article 7     The service period for draftees who apply for the General Substitute 
              Services with qualification for the Substitute Services or for family 
              factors is the same as that of active duty; the service period for 
              draftees who apply for the General Substitute Services with 
              qualification for active duty is not more than six months longer than 
              that of active duty. 
              The service period of draftees who apply for the R&D Substitute Services 
              or Industry Training Substitute Service is not more than three years 
              longer than that of active duty; a draftee who fails to complete the 
              service period shall take the General Substitute Services; as to the 
              service period, expect that the first stage is counted according to the 
              actual days, the other stages shall be calculated as 1/4 of the actual 
              days to complete the original service. However, if the service period 
              since distribution to the user organization is less than one year, this 
              period shall not be calculated. 
              The male citizens in the age of military services who have finished the 
              cultivation education of policemen and have not performed the obligation 
              of military service, are not distributed within three years after 
              accepting the fundamental training of the General Substitute 
              Services or fail to complete the specified service period after 
              distribution to user organizations, shall complete the due service period 
              of the General Substitute Services. 
              The service period of draftees in the General Substitute Services with 
              qualification for active duty as referred to in Paragraph 1 and the 
              service period of draftees in the R&D Substitute Services or Industry 
              Training Substitute Service as referred to in Paragraph 2 shall be 
              reported by the competent authorities to the Executive Yuan for approval. 
              For the draftees who have completed the service period of the Substitute 
              Services, the competent authorities shall produce and issue certificates 
              on completion of substitute services. 
              Where a draftee of the R&D Substitute Service or Industry Training 
              Substitute Service completes the prescribed service period, the service 
              period for the draftees with qualification for the Substitute Services as 
              prescribed in Paragraph 1 shall be calculated as the service years; and 
              the left period shall be calculated as years of working in the user 
              organization. 
 
Article 8    The pay, regional allowance and meal and sub-meal allowances for 
              draftees of the General Substitute Services and draftees of the R&D 
              Substitute Services or Industry Training Substitute Service in the first 
              stage or the second stage shall be granted according to the standards for 
              officers, petty officers and standing soldiers of voluntary services in the 
              armed forces; where, the meal and sub-meal allowances may be adjusted 
              according to the actual price and the expenses for providing meals; where 
              the draftees are dispatched to a foreign region, foreign regional allowance 
              of specific grade may be granted with consideration of the geographical 
              environment, traffic conditions, degree of hardship and economic conditions 
              of the region. 
              The regulations governing the aforementioned pay, regional allowance and 
              meal and sub-meal allowances shall be determined by the competent 
              authorities. 
 
Article 9    A Substitute Services Draftees-to-be may be deferred in enlistment in case 
              of disease or major events for which his management in person is 
              indispensable and shall be duly enlisted as soon as such factor for 
              deferment ceases to exist.The draftee-to-be shall be subject to be drafted 
              upon the cause justifying the deferred in enlistment ceases to be. 
 
Article 10    A male citizen in the Substitute Services shall be suspended from the 
              Substitute Services, known as Substitute Services suspension: 
              1. Having been diagnosed to have suffered from a disease which tends to 
              endanger health and security in the group. 
              2. Having been injured or diseased and thus been rated incompetent for 
              the Substitute Services. 
              3. Having been wanted for arrest, under custody, on watch list or 
              convicted to a jail term, detention which are under execution. 
              4. Having been under security penalty, compulsory drug rehabilitation, 
              reformatory penalty or educational penalty in a final decision which are 
              under execution, but excluding protection custody. 
              5. Having been absent from Substitute Services ["absence without leave" 
              (AWOL)] for up to seven days in accumulation. 
              6. Having been missing for up to three months. 
              The period of the aforementioned Substitute Services suspension shall be 
              excluded from the Substitute Services period. 
              The criteria for Substitute Services suspension set forth in Clauses 1 
              and 2 of Paragraph 1 shall be determined by the competent authorities. 
 
Article 11    Where the cause of decommissioning is eliminated, except for the 
              circumstances prescribed in the second paragraph, the draftee shall be 
              called back and return to the original organization he served to go on 
              with the services and complete the due service period. However, in case 
              of callback of the R&D Substitute Services or Industry Training Substitute 
              Service, the competent authorities may designate the category of service, 
              organization served or user organization. 
              In case a male citizen who is suspended from the Substitute Services 
              under Subparagraphs 1~4 and 6 of Paragraph 1 of the preceding article, 
              the competent authorities (i.e., the Ministry of the Interior) may 
              review the case as the actual situation may justify and approve of him 
              not required to restore the Service. The terms to exempt the restoration 
              shall be determined by the competent authorities. 
 
Article 12    A male citizen in the Substitute Services who incurs any of the following 
              may be discharged from the services ahead of schedule: 
              1. In case of draftees outnumbering the requirements. 
              2. Where a draftee incurs a major incident in his family for which he 
              must shoulder the key responsibility to make the living or incurs an 
              extraordinary incident otherwise as verified by the competent authorities. 
              The terms and procedures for Clause 1 above shall be reported by he 
              competent authorities to the Executive Yuan (the Cabinet) before 
              enforcement. The qualifications, terms and procedures to apply for 
              termination ahead of schedule as per Clause 2 above shall be determined 
              by the competent authorities. 
  
Chapter 3 Training Service Management 
Article 13    The training is classified as fundamental training and specialized 
              training. 
              The fundamental training referred to in the preceding paragraph shall be 
              held by the competent authorities jointly with the Ministry of National 
              Defense; the specialized training shall, in case of the R&D Substitute 
              Services and Industry Training Substitute Service, be held by the 
              competent authorities; in case of the General Substitute Services, be 
              held by the demanding organizations. 
              An applicant for the General Substitute Services due to religious factor 
              shall receive fundamental training and specialized training programs if 
              approved. The fundamental training along with specialized training shall 
              be conducted by the user organization. 
 
Article 14    The user organizations may, as the actual demand may justify, select 
              outstanding male citizens in the Substitute Services and provide them 
              with on-the-job training programs before assigning them into the 
              managerial staff team. 
 
Article 15    Both the competent authorities (i.e., the Ministry of the Interior) and 
              the user organizations shall establish the databases and management roster 
              of the male citizens in the Substitute Services to control their 
              performance and update. 
 
Article 16    The meals of male citizens in the General Substitute Services shall be 
              provided by the units in charge of training and service; the meals of male 
              citizens in the R&D Substitute Services and Industry Training Substitute 
              Service in the first stage shall be provided by the units in charge of 
              training. 
              For the meals referred to in the preceding paragraph, allowances for meals 
              and sub-meals may be granted where necessary. 
  
Article 17    The management regulations governing the service registers of male 
              citizens in the Substitute Services and the management regulations 
              governing the training and duty of male citizens in General Substitute 
              Services shall be determined by the competent authorities respectively. 
 
Article 18    The user organizations shall, as the actual demand may justify, draw up 
              regulations governing male citizens in the General Substitute Services and 
              submit them to the competent authorities (i.e., the Ministry of the 
              Interior) for information. 
 
Article 18-1  The user organizations shall, as the actual demand may justify, draw 
              up service management regulations governing the working time, leave, 
              vacation, business trip, overtime work, stimulation measures, evaluation 
              and other matters of male citizens in the R&D Substitute Services or 
              Industry Training Substitute Service , and submit them to the competent 
              authorities for information; in case that the service management 
              regulations infringe the regulations referred to in Paragraph 2 of 
              Article 5-1, the competent authorities shall notify the user organizations 
              to correct it within a specified time limit. 
              Under any of the following circumstances regarding a user organization, 
              the competent authorities may, at the user organization's request or 
              according to its own authority, transfer the male citizens in the R&D 
              Substitute Services or Industry Training Substitute Service to other user 
              organizations: 
              1. Failing to contain the existing draftees due to change or cutting of 
              plan. 
              2. Suspension of operation, transfer or shutdown of not less than one 
              month. 
              3. Conducting violence or action of severe humiliating or endangering the 
              health of draftees. 
              4. Does not pay the R&D fee as set forth in Paragraph 1 of Article 60-1. 
              5. Where the distributed quota is rescinded by the competent authorities. 
              6. Other severe circumstances endangering the rights and benefits of 
              draftees, as the competent authorities deem it necessary to transfer the 
              draftees to other user organizations. 
              In case of transfer by the competent authorities at the user 
              organization's request or according to its own authority as referred to 
              in the preceding paragraph, the contract between the user organization 
              and the draftee of R&D Substitute Services or Industry Training Substitute 
              Service shall be terminated, and the new user organization shall sign a 
              contract in writing with the draftee and submit it to the competent 
              authorities for examination. 
              Where a draftee of R&D Substitute Services or Industry Training Substitute 
              Service fails to go on with his service due to suspension, transfer or 
              shutdown of user organization or other causes not attributable to the 
              draftee, the service shall be regarded as uninterrupted; the fees payable 
              by the user organization shall still be burdened by the original user 
              organization after the contract is terminated. If the user organization 
              fails to pay the fees due to certain reasons, the competent authorities 
              shall have the fees paid from the fund established under Paragraph 2 of 
              Article 60-1 and after payment, seek compensation from the user 
              organization.   
 
Article 19    The competent authorities (i.e., the Ministry of the Interior) may, in 
              concert with the user organization, oversee the service units and rate 
              their performance. 
              Where a male citizen in the Substitute Services runs into a major 
              incident, the service unit shall duly report to the user organization and 
              take countermeasures as appropriate. The user organization shall report 
              to the competent authorities (i.e., the Ministry of the Interior) within 
              24 hours. 
 
Chapter 4 Rights and Obligations 
Article 20    Unless otherwise provided for in the Statute, a male citizen in the 
              Substitute Services is entitled to the following rights: 
              1. Reserving school accreditation in case of a student, reserving the 
              vacancy and seniority in case of an employee. 
              2. Being granted official seal of absence when taking part in a 
              government-sponsored examination. 
              3. Being granted concession rate for public transportation, admission to 
              public theaters or such public entertainment facilities. 
              4. Government subsidy when his family dependent(s) is (are) having 
              difficulty in family finance. 
              5. Being granted pension once from the competent authorities after 
              promulgation of illness, injury, physical or mental disability or death 
              occurring throughout the service period. 
              6. Treated as decommissioned military officer or soldier, applying for
              placement assistances in accordance with the provisions of the Statute on 
              the Assistance for Decommissioned Military Officers and Soldiers when he 
              encounters difficulty in living and needs long-term medical care or hospice
              after discharge from the services due to illness, injury or physical or mental 
              disability caused by official business; the granting of pension, nursing 
              allowance and support shall be conducted by the competent authorities. 
              However, this does not apply to the male citizens in the R&D Substitute
              Services or Industry Training Substitute Servicein the third stage. 
              7. The government undertakes the funeral affairs if he dies on duty. 
              8. His family dependent(s) may be entitled to medication subsidy in line 
              with the equivalent terms for regular serviceman. 
              9. Being granted nursing pension from the competent authorities when his 
              illness or injury has not been recovered upon expiration of service period 
              and the medical treatment is continued with the approval of the competent 
              authorities.
              The regulations governing the operation procedure, preferential treatment, 
              subsidy, nursing care, support and other matters related to the rights of 
              citizens in the Substitute Services as referred to in the preceding paragraph 
              shall be formulated by the competent authorities and submitted to the 
              Executive Yuan for approval.
              The recognition procedure for the application of placement assistance for 
              illness, injury or physical or mental disability caused by official 
              business as referred to in Subparagraph of Paragraph 1 shall be determined 
              by the competent authorities in concert with the competent authorities in 
              charge of related affairs. 
 
Article 21    A male citizen having satisfactorily completed the Substitute Services is 
              entitled to the following privileges: 
              1. The seniority accumulated in the Substitute Services may be counted 
              according to law when shifting to civil services. 
              2. The privilege as set forth in Article 4 of Equivalent Accreditation 
              Statute Governing Reservists when Shifting to Civil Services in the event 
              that a male citizen in the Substitute Services participates in the Civil 
              Servant Examinations after he is injured in line of duty and no longer 
              competent to the Services. 
              3. The privilege as set forth in Regulations for Privileges to Retired 
              Servicemen in senior high schools or higher educational institutions 
              Entrance Examinations for Colleges or Higher Education for added 
              scores which are applicable mutatis mutandis when he participates in 
              senior high schools or higher educational institutions examinations to 
              enter or to transfer to a college or higher education except the case for 
              a graduate student or post-bachelor student. 
 
Article 22    The dependent(s) of a male citizen in the Substitute Services shall have 
              the privileges set forth in Clause 4 of Paragraph 1 of Article 20 
              terminated if meeting any of the following: 
              1. Where renouncing the Republic of China nationality. 
              2. Where serving a jail term. 
              3. Where being wanted for arrest or under search. 
              4. Where divorcing his/her spouse, where his/her child reaches adulthood 
              or gets married. 
              5. Where being adopted as an adopted child. 
 
Article 23    In case a male citizen in the Substitute Services or bereaved family 
              member holds consolation (relief) order, the provisions set forth in 
              Clauses 3 and 4 of Paragraph 1 of Article 20 are applicable mutatis 
              mutandis during the period while the consolation (relief) order remains 
              valid. 
              The provisions set forth in the Privilege Statute in Tuition Fees for 
              Bereaved Family Members of the Government Employees & Armed Forces are 
              applicable mutatis mutandis to a bereaved family member defined in the 
              preceding paragraph. 
 
Article 24    The male citizens in the Substitute Services shall be subject to the 
              following obligations: 
              1. Oath to pledge loyalty to the Republic of China. 
              2. Compliance with the laws and ordinances of the government. 
              3. Non-disclosure obligations on public duties even after discharge from 
              the Substitute Services. 
              4. Compliance with the service management regulations and orders 
              formulated by the competent authorities, demanding organizations, served 
              organizations and user organizations. 
              5. No moonlighting or concurrent profit-oriented services throughout the 
              Substitute Services period. 
 
Article 25    The male citizens in the General Substitute Services, R&D Substitute 
              Services and Industry Training Substitute Service in the first stage may 
              ask for leave due to marriage, funeral, disease or other due reasons; the 
              regulations governing the leaves shall be determined by the competent 
              authorities. 
 
Article 26    (Deleted) 
 
Article 26-1  To leave the country during the service period, a male citizen in the 
              Substitute Services shall obtain the approval from the competent 
              authorities; the regulations governing the application and examination 
              procedures, the times, period and limits of approval, and other related 
              matters shall be determined by the competent authorities. 
 
Chapter 5 Relief 
Article 27    The competent authorities (i.e., the Ministry of the Interior) shall issue 
              relief order and give relief pay in the event that a male citizen in the 
              Substitute Services dies or becomes handicapped.The relief pay shall be 
              granted pursuant to the following: 
              1. Death relief: Payable to the bereaved family member(s) as the 
              beneficiary(ies). 
              2. Handicap relief: Payable to the male citizen in the Substitute Services 
              himself as the beneficiary. 
              The right to claim relief pay and the outstanding relief pay set forth 
              under Paragraph 1 shall not be detained, transferred or used as 
              collateral. 
 
Article 28    The bereaved family members shall receive relief pay in the following 
              sequence: 
              1. Parents, spouse, children. But the spouse forfeit the rights if getting 
              remarried. 
              2. Grandparents, grandchildren, widowed wife and widower. But 
              widowed wife and widower forfeit the rights if getting remarried. 
              3. Brothers and sisters, but only the minor ones or those majors who 
              are not able to make a living due to disabilities. 
              4. Spouse's parents, spouse's grandparents, but only when they lack 
              people obliged to support them. 
              Where there are several bereaved family members of the same sequence who 
              fail to come to an accord, the relief pay shall be equally paid to them. 
              Where a bereaved family member waives or forfeits the relief, the relief 
              pay may be received by other bereaved family members. 
              In the event that a male citizen in the Substitute Services has made will 
              before death to appoint the bereaved family members to receive relief pay, 
              such will shall govern. 
 
Article 29    Injury, handicap or death are in the following categories: 
              1. Death in line of duty. 
              2. Death as a result of disease or accident. 
              3. Handicap resulting from injury in line of duty. 
              4. Handicap resulting from disease or accident. 
 
Article 30    Where a male citizen in the Substitute Services is injured in line of duty 
              and dies within three years from injury, the relief pay shall be granted 
              equivalent to the criteria for death in line of duty.If he dies beyond 
              three years from injury, the relief pay shall be granted equivalent to the 
              criteria for death resulting from disease. 
              Where a male citizen has been injured in line of duty and dies as a result 
              of that injury after he is no longer in the status in the Substitute 
              Services , the relief pay shall be granted in accordance with the 
              preceding paragraph. 
              The aforementioned male citizen shall no longer be entitled to the relief 
              pay upon expiry of five years period from the date on which he is no 
              longer in the status in the Substitute Services. 
 
Article 31    Where a male citizen in the Substitute Services has been missing and left 
              his whereabouts unknown for up to one (1) year if missing inland and for 
              up to six (6) months in full if missing in the sea or in the air, relief 
              pay shall be granted in the terms equivalent to death in line of duty. 
              Where a male citizen in the Substitute Services has been missing in 
              reasons beyond the preceding paragraph and has been promulgated dead by 
              court, relief pay shall be granted in the terms equivalent to death of 
              accident. 
              Provided, however, that the relief is denied whenever the missing draftee 
              of substitute service is proved having committed criminal act. 
              The relief order on death shall be revoked for any male citizen taking 
              substitute service having been completed with the formalities to 
              collection the relief under the preceding two paragraphs is later found 
              not dead, and have deserted or returned home without report, the relief 
              pay shall be retrieved and the male citizen in the Substitute Services 
              shall be referred to prosecution. 
 
Article 32    Where a male citizen in the Substitute Services dies, relief pay shall be 
              granted in a lump-sum according to the following. In addition, annual 
              relief equivalent to five units shall be granted every year: 
              1. Death in line of duty: 21.875 units. If he is killed while running 
              into risks while performing duties, 15.625 units shall be granted 
              additionally. 
              2. Death in line of disease or accident: 15 units. 
              Where an aforementioned male citizen in the Substitute Services dies with 
              extraordinary deeds, additional relief pay equivalent to 30 units shall be 
              granted in a lump-sum. If he is commended with government order after 
              death, additional relief pay equivalent to 40 units shall be granted in a 
              lump-sum. 
              The annual relief pay shall be granted for the following duration: 
              1. Death in line of duty: Fifteen (15) years. Five (5) more years shall 
              be granted if he was killed while running into risks while performing 
              duties. 
              2. Death in line of disease or accident: Three (3) years. 
              The bereaved family members shall be his parents or spouse under Clause 
              1 of the preceding paragraph, and the parents if he is the only son, and 
              his spouse if he has no children in case under Clause 2. The annual 
              relief pay may be granted lifetime. 
              In case any child(ren) is(are) still a minor when the payment duration 
              under Clause 3 expires, the pay may be continually granted till the 
              child(ren) reach(es) adulthood. Or in case any child(ren) is(are) still 
              studying uninterruptedly at school though as an adult, the pay may be 
              continually granted till the child(ren) graduate(s) from university. 
 
 
Article 33    The handicap is classified into the following grades: 
              1. Grade 1 handicap. 
              2. Grade 2 handicap. 
              3. Grade 3 handicap. 
              4. Critical degree malfunction. 
              5. Minor degree malfunction. 
              The aforementioned handicap may be reclassified in case of worsening 
              condition or repeated injury as verified in the recheck.A male citizen 
              may apply for recheck of the handicap pursuant to the preceding provision 
              only within the period where he serves the Substitute Services. In a case 
              of injury in line of duty as officially accredited who is in worsening 
              handicap within five years from the date on which he is no longer in the 
              status in the Substitute Services, the provision of the preceding 
              paragraph may apply. 
              The examination criteria for the grades set forth in Paragraph 1 shall be 
              determined by the competent authorities. 
 
 
Article 34    Where a male citizen in the Substitute Services becomes injured or 
              handicapped, annual relief pay shall be granted according to the following 
              beginning the day when the handicap degree is graded: 
              1. Handicap in line of duty: 
              (1) Grade 1 handicap pay is granted lifetime, 4 units annually. 
              (2) Grade 2 handicap pay is granted for ten years, 3 units annually. 
              (3) Grade 3 handicap pay is granted for five years, 2 units annually. 
              (4) Critical degree malfunction is granted for 3 units, payable in a lump 
              sum; minor degree malfunction is granted for 2 units, payable in a lump 
              sum. No handicap relief order is issued for either case. 
              2. Handicap resulting from disease or accident: 
              (1) Grade 1handicap pay is granted for fifteen years, three units 
              annually. 
              (2) Grade 2 handicap pay is granted for eight years, two units annually. 
              (3) Grade 3 handicap pay is granted in three units payable in a lump sum. 
              No handicap relief order is issued. 
              (4) Two (2) units will be granted in a lump sum to the male citizen of 
              substitute service draftee suffering gravis condition of mechanism 
              disorder; and one (1) unit in a lump sum, lighter condition of mechanism 
              disorder. 
              No relief order will be issued to anyone referred in Item 4 of Clause 1, 
              Item 3 and 4 of Clause 2 in the preceding paragraph. 
 
Article 35    The unit for relief pay in this Statute is calculated at twice the amount 
              of the base salary of a voluntary serviceman in the rank of sergeant first 
              class. 
              The units of annual relief pay shall be entitled to adjustment in line 
              with the base salary of a voluntary serviceman in the rank of sergeant 
              first class. 
 
Article 36    A beneficiary shall forfeit the relief pay if: 
              1. Renouncing of forfeiting the Republic of China nationality. 
              2. Receiving a final, irrevocable court judgment with jail term following 
              commission of sedition, internal disorders after the Period of 
              Communication Rebellion was announced terminated. 
              3. Deprived of civil rights for life. 
              4. Deceased. 
              5. His widow or widowed wife of his son remarries. 
              6. He proves still living with certificate in case of relief pay granted 
              for his missing. 
 
Article 37    A relief pay beneficiary shall have his/her right to receive relief pay 
              terminated if he/she is deprived of civil right or is wanted for arrest 
              which shall not be restored until the cause ceases to exist. 
 
Article 38    The right to claim for relief or for relief pay shall cease to exist if 
              not exercised within ten years from the day when the right becomes 
              claimable. If such right is not exercised due to force majeure, the 
              prescription shall be discontinued. In case of discontinuation, the 
              prescription shall be calculated afresh after the cause of discontinuation 
              ceases to exist. 
 
Article 39    The operating procedures for relief for male citizens in the Substitute 
              Services, range of application to handicap and funeral allowance for the 
              male citizens in the Substitute Services shall be proposed by the 
              competent authorities (i.e., the Ministry of the Interior) and approved 
              by the Executive Yuan (the Cabinet). 
 
Chapter 6 Insurance 
Article 40    All male citizens in the Substitute Services shall be insured for National 
              Health Insurance, male citizens in the Substitute Services oriented 
              General Insurance and Collective Insurance against Accident Risks. 
              Where a male citizen in the Substitute Services serves abroad, the user 
              organization shall have him insured overseas medical care insurance as the 
              actual demand may justify and, as necessary, war-risk insurance. 
 
 
Article 41    The business for male citizens in the Substitute Services oriented 
              insurance is classified as follows:
              1.National Health Insurance: To be handled by the National Health
              Insurance Administration in accordance with the National Health
              Insurance Law.
              2. Male citizens in the Substitute Services oriented general insurance: To 
              be handled by other agencies or public utilities as commissioned by the 
              competent authorities. 
              3. Collective insurance against accident risks: Through open tender by the 
              competent authorities. The contents and regulations for the insurance 
              shall be determined by the competent authorities. 
              4. Overseas medical care insurance and war-risk insurance: The user 
              organization shall enact the contents of insurance based as the actual 
              demand and medical service level in the foreign country may justify and 
              the regulations concerned. 
 
Article 42    The premium for male citizens in the Substitute Services oriented general 
              insurance shall be calculated on the grounds of the Insured's insurance 
              amount units and insurance premium rate (1~3% in rate), payable on a 
              monthly basis. 
              For handling fee payable to other agencies or public utilities for 
              insurance commissioned by the competent authorities, the competent 
              authorities (i.e., the Ministry of the Interior) shall budget regular 
              fund. 
              The premium rates, amount of insurance units and rate of handling fee in 
              the two preceding paragraphs shall be proposed by the competent 
              authorities (i.e., the Ministry of the Interior) and approved by the 
              Executive Yuan (the Cabinet). 
              Any matters insufficiently provided for herein shall be subject to 
              provisions governing insurance for regular servicemen.
        
Article 43    The insurance benefits for the male citizens in the Substitute Services
              oriented general insurance include death benefit, handicap benefit and 
              family dependents funeral benefit.The death benefit, handicap benefit or
              family dependents funeral benefit referred to in the preceding paragraph
              shall be calculated on the grounds of the amount of insurance unit prevalent
              in the month in which the insured or his family dependent runs into the
              incident.
              The deficiency for the insurance benefits prescribed in the first paragraph,
              if any, shall be made good by the national treasury.
        
Article 44    Terms for death benefits of the male citizens in the Substitute Services 
              oriented general insurance are as follows: 
              1. Death in line of duty: 42 payment units. 
              2. Death resulting from disease, accident: 36 payment units.
        
Article 45    Terms for handicap benefits of the male citizens in the Substitute 
              Services oriented general insurance are as follows: 
              1. Death in line of duty: 
              (1) Grade 1 handicap: 36 payment units 
              (2) Grade 2 handicap: 24 payment units 
              (3) Grade 3 handicap: 16 payment units 
              (4) Critical degree malfunction: 8 payment units. 
              2. Death resulting from disease, 
              (1) Grade 1 handicap: 30 payment units 
              (2) Grade 2 handicap: 20 payment units 
              (3) Grade 3 handicap: 12 payment units 
              (4) Critical degree malfunction: 6 payment units.
        
Article 45-1  If the insured's family dependents died as a result of illness or accidental
              injury, the funeral benefit shall be given according to the following bases:
              1. Parents and spouses: three bases.
              2. Funeral benefit for children:
              (1) Those who have reached the age of 12: two bases.
              (2) Those who have made birth registration and are under the age of 12: 
              one base.
              When the number of the insured who meet the same funeral benefit is
              larger than one, they should negotiate with one another, and the funeral
              benefit shall be verified and claimed for by one representative chosen from
              among them; and shall not be changed after the claim is done.
              Claiming for the funeral benefit when the biological father, adoptive father
              or the biological mother, the adoptive mother dies, the expression of one
              thing is the exclusion of the other.
        
Article 46    An insured of a male citizen in the Substitute Services oriented general 
              insurance forfeits the insurance benefit if: 
              1. Executed in death penalty following commission of a crime. 
              2. Receiving a final, irrevocable court judgment with jail term following 
              commission of sedition, internal disorders after the Period of 
              Communication Rebellion was announced terminated. 
 
Article 47    A beneficiary of an insured of a male citizen in the Substitute Services 
              oriented general insurance forfeits the insurance benefit if: 
              1. Forfeiting or renouncing the Republic of China nationality. 
              2. Receiving a final, irrevocable court judgment with jail term following 
              commission of sedition, internal disorders after the Period of 
              Communication Rebellion was announced terminated. 
              3. Having willfully caused death to the insured. 
              4. Having failed to exercise the right to receive payment within five yeas 
              from the day when the benefit becomes payable. 
 
Article 48    The right to claim male citizen in the Substitute Services oriented 
              general insurance benefit shall not be detained, transferred or used as 
              collateral. 
 
Article 49    Except collective insurance against accident risk, all insurance benefits, 
              insurance contract, accounting books, papers and business revenues and 
              expenditures under this Statute shall be free of tax. 
 
Article 50    For various insurance premiums for male citizens in the Substitute 
              Services, the competent authorities (i.e., the Ministry of the Interior) 
              shall budget regular funds. For overseas medical care insurance and 
              war-risk insurance, the user organizations shall budget regular funds 
              for payment. 
 
Article 51    The operating procedures for relief, and medical care for male citizens 
              in the Substitute Services, judgment of death, handicap, payment and claim 
              for benefits shall be proposed by the competent authorities (i.e., the 
              Ministry of the Interior) and approved by the Executive Yuan (the 
              Cabinet). 
 
Chapter 7 Penalty Clauses 
Article 52    A male citizen in the Substitute Services who fails to serve the 
              Substitute Services as assigned or is "absence without leave" (AWOL) 
              for up to seven days in accumulation shall be subject to a jail term up 
              to two years maximum, detention or, in addition thereto or in lieu 
              thereof, a fine up to NT$200,000 maximum may be imposed. 
 
Article 53    A male citizen in the General Substitute Services or R&D Substitute 
              Services or Industry Training Substitute Service in the first stage who 
              defies superior order shall be subject to a jail term up to one year 
              maximum, detention or, in addition thereto or in lieu thereof, a fine up 
              to NT$100,000 maximum may be imposed. 
 
Article 54    A male citizen subject to terms of regular serviceman who serves in false 
              guise for religious factor shall be subject to a jail term up to two years 
              maximum. 
 
Article 55    Where a draftee of General Substitute Services or a draftee of R&D 
              Substitute Services or Industry Training Substitute Service in the first 
              stage infringes the management  regulations on living, training and duty, 
              punishment standing, punishment duty, confinement, reprimand, demerit, 
              salary deduction or reformatory education may be imposed according to 
              the severity of actual circumstance. 
              Punishment standing shall be limited to two hours every time, and a 
              break of ten minutes shall be provided every fifty minutes. However, it 
              shall be implemented during the period of training and reformatory 
              education only. 
              The penalty as to serve duty shall be limited to two hours maximum on a 
              regular day and eight hours maximum on a non-working day. 
              The penalty as to be banned from exit shall only be imposed on a 
              non-working day and be limited to two days maximum in each penalty. 
              The penalty of reprimand or demerit shall be imposed in writing. Three 
              reprimands accumulated shall be counted as one demerit, three demerits 
              accumulated shall be subject to penalty in salary deduction and be may 
              accompanied with reformatory education. 
              Penalty in salary deduction may range from 10% to 30% and shall be limited 
              to three months in maximum. 
              The reformatory education shall be imposed by the competent authorities 
              (i.e., the Ministry of the Interior) in concert with other authorities 
              concerned. The regulations governing such reformatory education shall be 
              enacted by the competent authorities. 
              The penalties as to stand, serve duty, be banned from exit and demerit 
              shall be imposed by the duty-service and training units. The penalties of 
              salary deduction and reformatory education shall be proposed and submitted 
              by the duty service unit and approved by the user organizations and shall 
              be submitted to the competent authorities (i.e., the Ministry of the 
              Interior) for information within one week. 
 
Article 55-1  A draftee-to- be who meets any of the following in an attempt to evade the 
              enlistment of Substitute Services shall be subject to a jail term up to 
              five years maximum: 
              1. Having fabricated a cause to evade or defer enlistment. 
              2. Having damaged himself bodily or changed his physical status in other 
              means. 
              3. Having failed to take the initiative to declare within forty-five days 
              from the time when the cause for deferred enlistment ceases to exist. 
              4. Having refused to accept enlistment. 
              5. Having been up to five days behind schedule to report for enlistment. 
              6. Having arranged a dummy to report for enlistment on his behalf. 
              7. Having acted as a dummy or recommended another to act as a dummy for 
              enlistment. 
              8. Having left the country without a permit. 
              9. Having failed to return as scheduled after being approved to leave the 
              country and still failed to return after being reminded with notice. 
              One who is in repeated offense twice or more times in having arranged a 
              dummy to report for enlistment on his behalf as per Clause 6 of the 
              preceding paragraph, or having acted as a dummy or recommended another to
              act as a dummy for enlistment under Clause 7 shall be subject to an 
              increase of two-thirds of majority in addition to regular penalty. 
 
Article 55-2  Under any of the following circumstances regarding a draftee of R&D 
              Substitute Services or Industry Training Substitute Service, the competent 
              authorities may, at the draftee's request or according to their authority, 
              rescind his qualification as draftee of R&D Substitute Services or 
              Industry Training Substitute Service and require him to complete the 
              service period of General Substitute Services: 
              1. Where the draftee conducts violence to or severely humiliates the 
              managerial personnel of the user organization. 
              2. Where the draftee severely violates the managerial regulations on the 
              service. 
              3. Where the draftee wastes goods or disclose confidential data by 
              intention, resulting in losses to the user organization. 
              4. Where the draftee operates business in which the user organization is 
              engaged. 
              5. Other circumstances resulting in damages to the rights and benefits of 
              the user organization, deemed as severe by the competent authorities. 
 
Article 55-3  The competent authorities may perform supervision and evaluation over the 
              user organizations. 
              Under any of the following circumstances regarding a user organization, 
              the competent authorities shall correct the misconduct and set a time 
              limit for improvement. In case that improvement is not seen within the 
              specified time limit, the competent authorities may rescind the quota 
              distributed to the user organization, limit the quota of application or 
              prohibit it from filing application in a certain period: 
              1. Where it does not sign a contract in writing and submit it to the 
              competent authorities for examination in accordance with the provisions 
              of Paragraph 2 Article 5-3. 
              2. Where it does not formulate management regulations on the service and 
              submit to the competent authorities for examination in accordance with the 
              provisions of Article 18-1. 
              3. Where it conducts violence, severely humiliates or endangers the health 
              of the draftees as prescribed in Subparagraph 3, Paragraph 2 of Article 
              18-1. 
              4. Where it does not pay R&D fee or industry training fee in accordance 
              with the provisions of Paragraph 1 of Article 60-1. 
              5. Where any circumstance occurs resulting in severe infringement of the 
              rights and benefits of draftees. 
              In case of any of the circumstances prescribed in the subparagraphs of the 
              preceding paragraph, damaging the rights and benefits of the draftees of 
              R&D Substitute Services, the user organization shall burden the liability 
              of compensation. 
 
Article 55-4  If the user organization violates the service management regulations as 
              stipulated in the first item of article 18-1 and thus resulting in damage 
              to the rights of the draftee, a fine between NTD$50,000 to NTD$500,000 will 
              be levied. 
 
Chapter 8 Bylaws 
Article 56    The competent authorities may invite representatives of civil 
              associations, scholars and experts to conduct the examination of annual 
              implementation plan of General, R&D Substitute Services or Industry 
              Training Substitute Service, applications regarding religious beliefs, 
              categories of restriction of Substitute Services, cases of severe 
              infringement of draftees' rights and benefits, and other important cases 
              in dispute. 
              The proportion of the representatives of civil associations, scholars and 
              experts as referred to in the preceding paragraph must not be less than 
              1/2; the gender ratio for both sexes in the review committee shall not 
              fall below 1/3. 
 
Article 57    A male citizen in the Substitute Services and a person concerned having 
              achieved significant deed will be awarded with medal, commendation badges 
              or incentives in other means. 
              The details of the targets, categories, modes, procedures for application 
              and remedies and other regulations concerned as set forth in the preceding 
              paragraph and Article 55 shall be proposed by the competent authorities 
              (i.e., the Ministry of the Interior) and approved by the Executive Yuan 
              (the Cabinet). 
 
Article 58    The draftees-to-be who serve police services under this Statute may use 
              police facilities as necessary while performing duties. The regulations 
              of such use shall be determined by the competent authorities. 
 
Article 59    The male citizens in the Substitute Services having completed the required 
              Substitute Services shall be covered in duty organization on the grounds 
              of the categories of services, expertise, physical grading for routine 
              training in peacetime and shall be called into service of duties in 
              wartime. The scope, number of citizens, organization and enforcement 
              rules shall be determined by the competent authorities (i.e., the Ministry 
              of the Interior) in concert with the Ministry of National Defense. 
              The male citizens in the Substitute Services shall be subject to the same 
              rights and obligations when called into the services mentioned in the 
              preceding paragraph as they are in the Substitute Services. The expenses 
              incurred by the called services shall be budgeted by the user 
              organizations or the service units. 
 
Article 60    For the funds required by implementing substitute services, the competent 
              authorities and related agencies (institutions) shall compile budgets 
              according to the laws and regulations on budgeting for the matters they 
              should handle respectively as prescribed in this Statute. 
 
Article 60-1  The user organizations shall, during the second-stage service period of 
              R&D Substitute Services or Industry Training Substitute Service, pay R&D 
              fee or industry training fee to the competent authorities monthly for the 
              purposes prescribed in the following subparagraphs: 
              1. Expenditures for the salary, main and supplementary food, 
              accommodation and traffic allowance, insurance, pension and related 
              rights and benefits of R&D Substitute Services or Industry Training 
              Substitute Service draftees in the first-stage and second-stage service 
              periods. 
              2.Expenditures for holding military fundamental training and specialized 
              training for R&D Substitute Services or Industry Training Substitute 
              Service draftees. 
              3. Administrative and managerial expenditures for handling the 
              applications of user organizations or draftees, qualification examination, 
              service supervision, and implementation of personnel interview and 
              inspection systems. 
              4. Expenditures for attracting and rewarding R&D substitute services 
              draftees. 
              5. Expenditures on the management of fund and general affairs. 
              6. Other expenditures on matters related to R&D Substitute Services. 
              The competent authorities shall establish fund and compile budgets of 
              subordinate units to handle the matters prescribed in the preceding 
              paragraph. 
              The payment standards of R&D fee and industry training fee as referred to 
              in Paragraph 1 shall be determined by the competent authorities. 
 
Article 60-2  The provisions on the matters that should be conducted by the demanding 
              organizations or organizations the draftees served as set forth in Article 
              15, Paragraph 2 of Article 19, Paragraph 2 of Article 40, Paragraph 4 of 
              Article 41 and Article 50 shall apply mutatis mutandis to user 
              organizations. 
 
Article 61    The target draftees under this Statute shall be draftees-to-be born 
              in/after the year 1981. 
              The draftees-to-bee born after 1980 who have the obligation to take 
              military services may apply for General Substitute Services, R&D 
              Substitute Services or Industry Training Substitute Service in accordance 
              with the provisions of Article 5 and Article 5-1. 
 
Article 62    The Enforcement Rules of this Statute shall be enacted by the competent 
              authorities (i.e., the Ministry of the Interior). 
 
Article 63    The date for enforcement of this Statute shall be promulgated by the 
              Executive Yuan (the Cabinet).The Statute as updated on June 3, 2003 shall 
              come into enforcement on the date of promulgation.