12. There shall be added to the duration of the services of every female employee who has taken a maternity leave of absence a number of days equal to the number of days of absence but not over 120 days per maternity leave. Such a period of absence shall be counted without any contribution from the employee. The employee must, however, to have this section apply, send an application to that effect to the Commission within one year from the date of her return to work after the end of her maternity leave.
For the purposes of qualification for and computation of a pension or, as the case may be, a deferred annuity, a maximum of 90 days is added to the teacher’s duration of service after 30 June 1965 to enable him to make up any period of leave without pay during his service, unless a notice to the contrary effect is sent by the teacher to the Commission.
In no case, however, may the days provided for in the second paragraph be added in respect of a period of service subsequent to the date on which a teacher ceased to occupy a position contemplated in this act.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 68, s. 5; 1966-67, c. 64, s. 4; 1970, c. 56, s. 5; 1973, c. 12, s. 192; 1977, c. 23, s. 11; 1979, c. 42, s. 8; 1980, c. 18, s. 12.