Study leave may also be granted-
(i) for a course of training or study tour in which a Government servant may not attend a regular academic or semi-academic course if the course of training or the study tour is certified to be of definite advantage to Government from the point of view of public interest and is related to sphere of duties of the Government servant; and
(ii) for the purpose of studies connected with the framework or background of public administration subject to the conditions that-
(a) the particular study or study tour should be approved by the authority competent to grant leave; and
(b) the Government servant should be required to submit, on his return, a full report on the work done by him while on study leave;
(iii) for the studies which may not be closely or directly connected with the work of a Government servant, but which are capable of widening his mind in a manner likely to improve his abilities as a civil servant and to equip him better to collaborate with those employed in other branches of the public service.
NOTE.- Application for study leave in cases falling under clause (iii) shall be considered on merits of each case in consultation with the Department of Expenditure of the Ministry of Finance.
(3) Study leave shall not be granted unless-
(i) it is certified by the authority competent to grant leave that the proposed course of study or training shall be of definite advantage from the point of view of public interests;
(ii) it is for prosecution of studies in subjects other than academic or literary subject: