I would like to know the maximum period of EOL for prosecuting higher studies for permanent Govt. employees of WB . I know that 24 months can be granted [ Rule 175(2)(III) of WBSR Pt.-1 ]. If someone is granted 24 months leave and his study is incomplete, i.e he requires a few months / an year more of EOL , will he be granted ? What is the procedure ? Is the maximum limit for such leave 5 years ? Pl. clarify with the necessary office Memo / WBSR leave rules concerning EOL .