Rules made by the Governor under Fundamental Rule 9(6) (b)
2. A government servant is on duty during a duly authorized course of instruction or training.
Exception 1Time spent in training by a government servant deputed to Dehra Dun for training at the Forest Research Institute and College shall not count as duty for the purpose of leave as there are regular vacations during that period.
Exception 2The time spent on training and transit by medical officers and technicians in X-ray training at the Agra Medical College and by pathologists and medical officers in Blood Grouping and Blood Transfusion technique training at Lucknow, shall not count as duty under the above rule if they fail in the test at the end of the training. In such cases, the time spent by these government servants at the Agra Medical College or at Lucknow, as the case may be, and in transit should be converted into whatever kind of leave that may be admissible to them.
NOTE(1) Royal Engineer Officers in civil employ are required under military rules to be attached to a unit for a month and to undergo a course of training at the Senior Officers School, Belgaum, for a further period of three months. These periods will be treated as time spent on a course of training for the purpose of this rule.
(2) The time spent on training by civilian government servants who join the Army in India Reserve of Officers will count as duty under this rule.
(3) The period or periods spent by a government servant in Air Raid Precautions and Civic Guard training or Air Raid Precaution and Civic Guard duty during normal working hours with the permission of the Head of his office should be treated as duty for the purpose of this rule.
3. A student, stipendiary or otherwise, who is entitled to be appointed to the service of the Government on passing through a course of training at a university, college or school is on duty during the interval between the satisfactory completion of his course and his assumption of duties.
4. (1) A government servant permitted to appear at an optional examination prescribed by Government in any of the oriental languages is on duty during the time spent in preparation for, and attendance at, the examination, subject to the following conditions:
(a) Except as provided in clause (b), a reasonable time, including the day or days of examination, shall only be allowed for the journey to and from the place of examination.
(b) In the case of a candidate for the High proficiency and Degree of Honour examinations in the Modern India languages recognized in these provinces, the period allowed for preparation shall be at the discretion of the Government but will not exceed three months in all. If the examination is by the Higher Standard or High Proficiency and Degree of Honour in the languages of Sanskrit, Arabic or Persian, the candidate will similarly be allowed a period not exceeding three months for preparation, but must undertake to spend the period allowed in study under professional tuition at a place approved beforehand by the Government. In the case, however, of the Degree of Honour examination in these three languages, the period may be extended, if the candidate leaves India for study, up to six months if he proceeds to Persia for Persian, or to Arabia, Mesopotamia, Egypt and Syria for Arabic, or to any place approved beforehand by the Government for Sanskrit.
(2) The periods allowed for preparation under proviso (b) to sub-rule (1) above are not admissible more than once, nor can they be combined with each other. The periods permissible in each case also cover the day or days of the examination and the time spent in proceeding to and from the place of examination, and cannot be taken in installments, provided that the period allowed for preparation need not be continuous with the period covered by the examination.
5. (i) Engineer officers not appointed from any civil engineering college in India who are required under the rules of the department to pass obligatory examinations in the modern Indian languages are on duty for the period not exceeding three months during which they may be permitted by the Government to prepare themselves for such examinations. The privilege will be allowed only at a time when the government servant may conveniently be spared. The period allowed may be taken in installments by government servants preparing themselves for one or more examinations, but the period of three months is the maximum aggregate amount allowable. A government servant, who has already passed an examination in a language by the Lower Standard, is not entitled to the privilege of preparing himself for the examination in the same language by the Higher Standard.
(ii) The period allowed by clause (i) covers the day or days of examination and the time spent in proceeding to and returning from the place of examination. It must be spent in India and shall in no case extend beyond the date of the examination plus a reasonable period for the journey from the place of examination not exceeding the joining time admissible under rule 174 exclusive of the six days allowed under that rule for preparation.
6. Members of the Indian and the Uttar Pradesh Forest Services who are required under rules to pass departmental examinations are on duty for the period during which they may be permitted by the Government to prepare for the examination. The concession will not be allowed on more than two occasions. Permission will be granted only at a time when the government servant may conveniently be spared, and the period which may only be spent in India shall not exceed three months on each occasion; provided that permission shall not be given on the second occasion in the case of a government servant who has not passed by the Lower Standard in the principal languages and qualified in Land Revenue, Forest Law, Procedure and Accounts.
7. A government servant required to attend an obligatory departmental examination other than the examinations referred to in rules 5 and 6 above is on duty during a reasonable period occupied in the journey to and from the place of examination and the day or days of the examination. No time is admissible for preparation or for recreation after the examination.
8. A government servant permitted to present himself at an examination other than the examinations referred to in rules 5 and 6 above, which must be passed before he is eligible for higher appointment in the branch of the service, is on duty during the number of days actually necessary to enable him to attend at the examination. This concession is not allowed more than twice for each standard of examination.
9. On the occasion of his first arrival in India a person appointed in England to Government service who does not receive orders to take charge of a specified post before he reports himself at the seat of the Government is on duty during the interval between the date of such report and the date on which he takes charge of his duties; provided that the interval between the receipt of orders and his assumption of his duties shall not exceed the amount of joining time which would be admissible to a government servant entitled to joining time under Fundamental Rule 103 (a).
[See also Fundamental Rule 9(6)(b)(iv) in Part I of this volume].