3. A federal employee referred to in paragraph 1 of section 2 may elect this plan until 28 February 1993 and, in such case, his election is deemed to have been made on 31 December 1992. A federal employee referred to in paragraph 2 of section 2 may elect this plan until 1 July 1993. In the meantime, a federal employee is deemed to participate in this plan and the contribution provided for in section 36 or 37 shall be payable from the date on which he joins this plan.
In order to make the election provided for in the preceding paragraph, the employee shall fill out and file a transfer application conforming to Annex A to the transfer agreement applicable to him and shall ensure that the application is received by the Commission prior to the expiry of the election period. In such case, membership in this plan is irrevocable and is deemed to take effect retroactively to 1 January 1992 for employees referred to in paragraph 1 of section 2, and to 1 July 1992 for employees referred to in paragraph 2 of that section.