13A. Certain Commonwealth employees may elect to contribute to Provident Account
(1) A Commonwealth employee who was immediately before his appointment or engagement under this Act, a contributor to the Provident Account established under Part V of the Commonwealth Superannuation Act may, subject to subsections (2) and (3) of this section, elect in writing in a form approved by and addressed to the Board within one month of his being appointed or engaged, to become a contributor under Division 3 of Part VA of the State Act to the Provident Account.
(2) Where a Commonwealth employee elects under subsection (1) and has, at the time of so electing, received any payment made to him under section 85 of the Commonwealth Superannuation Act, his election shall not be valid unless at the time that he so elects he pays to the Provident Account an amount equal to the amount so paid to him under section 85 of that Act.
(3) Where a Commonwealth employee who elects under subsection (1) receives, after he so elects, any payment undo section 85 of the Commonwealth Superannuation Act, his election shall cease to be valid for the purposes of this section and be deemed to have been of no effect if, at the expiration of 7 days after receiving that payment, he fails to pay the amount thereof to the Provident Account.
(4) Any amount paid to the Provident Account by a Commonwealth employee pursuant to subsection (2) or subsection (3) of this section shall, notwithstanding anything contained in Division 3 of Part VA of the State Act, be deemed to be contributions made by him as a contributor for the purposes of that Division.
[Section 13A inserted by No. 20 of 1970 s. 3.]