If the Secretary takes action against an employee under section 2.4.61 or 2.4.61A on the ground referred to in section 2.4.60(1)(c) and the conviction or finding of guilt is subsequently quashed or set aside or the employee receives a pardon or the conviction or finding is otherwise nullified—
(a) the action taken by the Secretary must be set aside; and
(b) the employee must be re-instated in the teaching service at the same classification as the employee held before the Secretary took action; and
(c) the employee must be treated as having had continuous service in the teaching service; and
(d) any period during which the employee was not performing the duties of his or her position due to having been dismissed must be treated as leave without pay.