Indian Army (British Officers' Pay).

Oral Answers to Questions — Irish Office. – in the House of Commons on 5th July 1922.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Colonel Charles Yate Colonel Charles Yate , Melton

59.

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India for what reason the revised rates of pay for British officers of the Indian Army, published in Indian Army Instructions of 28th June, 1921, by which the pay of a major, after five years' service in that rank, is fixed at Rs.1,050 per mensem, is limited to officers who are regimentally employed, and has not been extended to cantonment magistrates and other departmental officers; and whether this extension will now be considered?

Photo of Viscount  Turnour Viscount Turnour , Horsham and Worthing

The improved scale sanctioned in 1921 was not applied to departmental officers, because the Government of India and the Secretary of State-in-Council accepted the view of the Esher Committee that no further increase was required in the total emoluments of these officers, which had been revised in 1919.