11. In computing the number of years of service of any officer or employee, the time during which he may have ceased to be a member of the civil service shall not be counted.
Nevertheless, the Government, for special and exceptional reasons, may order that the preceding paragraph shall not apply to certain officers or public employees provided that the second paragraph of section 7 does not apply to them, and such order of the Government shall be irrevocable.
Nevertheless, the time during which the service of an officer or an employee has been interrupted through active service in the armed forces of Her Majesty or of her allies during a war shall be counted without any contribution, except for the purposes of subparagraph b of section 2.
The time during which a public officer of employee is on leave without pay shall be counted for him for each of the years during which he is so on leave provided that:
(a) he is authorized for such purpose by the Commission,
(b) he pays into the consolidated revenue fund, for each of such years, an amount equal to the deductions that would have been made had he not been so on leave, based on the salary he was receiving when he was granted such leave and
(c) he holds an office contemplated in this plan from the end of his leave without pay, unless he has deceased or become disabled or entitled to retirement or unless, upon his return, he enters the service of an employer with whom the Commission has concluded an agreement of transferability.
The Commission shall determine the times when such payments must be made. The amount determined in the fourth paragraph bears interest at the rate determined by regulation of the Government if the application for authorization is made after the end of the year in which the officer or employee has been on leave without pay. The interest accrues from the end of the leave without pay.
R. S. 1964, c. 14, s. 7; 1968, c. 13, s. 3; 1969, c. 15, s. 4; 1973, c. 12, s. 150; 1977, c. 22, s. 6.