66. In computing the number of years of service of any officer, the time during which his service has been interrupted shall not be counted.
Nevertheless, the time during which the service of an officer 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 56.
The time during which a public officer or 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 third 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. 50; 1969, c. 15, s. 22; 1973, c. 12, s. 167; 1977, c. 22, s. 31.