Air Force Act,1950
9. Power to declare persons to be on active service.
Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (i) of section 4, the Central Government may, by notification, declare that any person or class of persons subject to this Act shall, with reference to any area in which they may be serving or with reference to any provision of this Act or of any other law for the time being in force, be deemed to be on active service within the meaning of this Act.
(i) ‘Serving’ means holding employment as distinguished from actually performing duties of service; Ajit Singh v. State of Punjab, AIR 1970 P&H 351 (FB) : 1970 Cr LJ 1119: 72 Punj LR 396.
(ii) The period of leave includes ‘serving’; Ajit Singh v. State of Punjab, AIR 1970 P&H 351 (FB): 1970 Cr LJ 1119: 72 Punj LR 396.