'File 1/35 Departmental Examinations of Officers of the Foreign and Political Department'

IOR/R/15/2/1026

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The record is made up of 1 file (22 folios). It was created in 18 May 1938-27 May 1938. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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The file relates to administrative arrangements for examinations of Officers of the Foreign and Political Department of the Government of India (later in the file referred to as probationers of the Indian Political Service), specifically to examinations taken by several holders of the post of Assistant Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Bahrain.

The papers cover syllabus; arrangements for date of examination; arrangements for oral examination, which was carried out by the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ; notification of result; and correspondence relating to a successful appeal by the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Bahrain to a decision by the Government of India on an experimental basis to hold no local exminations in 1938: the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. requested that his Assistant be permitted to sit the examination in Bahrain instead of Bushire, which would have entailed his being absent from Bahrain for a period of one-two weeks, September 1937 to May 1938.

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1 file (22 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in chronological order from the front to the rear of the file. Circled serial numbers (red for received correspondence; blue/black for issued correspondence) refer to entries in the notes at the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation system in use commences at 1 on the front cover, and continues through to 20 on the back cover. The sequence is written in pencil, enclosed in a circle, and appears in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. Foliation anomalies: ff. 1A, 1B, 1C.

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English in Latin script
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British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers
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Archive reference
IOR/R/15/2/1026
Former external reference(s)
English Office Files: 1/35

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18 May 1938-27 May 1938 (CE, Gregorian)

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