If an employee makes a suggestion, improvement or innovation of exceptional value to the department or the public service as a whole or has exceptional ability, a special qualification or has rendered meritorious service, other than the service recognised in terms of the department's performance incentive scheme, to the department or the public service as a whole—
||the State shall have the right of use of any such suggestion, improvement or innovation; and
||the executive authority may, only as provided for in a directive issued by the Minister, reward the employee through—
||a non-monetary reward;
||a non-pensionable cash award not exceeding 20 per cent of the employee's pensionable annual salary; or
||such a non-monetary reward and a cash award.