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'File 1/35 Departmental Examinations of Officers of the Foreign and Political Department' [‎11r] (25/44)

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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P. 65 (9) -E/57.
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The Under Secretary to the Governnjent of India
in the External \ffairs Department.
The Hon'ble the Agent to the Governor General, Resident
and Chief CorDmi ss i one r in Baluchistan,
The hon 1 ble 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. .
The Chief Secretary to the Government of the
North West Frontier Province.
Dated Simla, the 24th September, 1937,
1 am directed to address you regarding the examination
for probationers of tne Indian Political Service laid dov^n
in paragraph 8 of Appendix 12 to the Manual of Instructions
to Officers of the Indian Political Service.
2. It is considered that the present syllabus for this
examination is out of date and unnecessarily lengthy and that
it is advisable not only to modernise it but also to simplify
it. It is also considered ttr t the present system whereby
this examination is conducted locally is unsatisfactory in
that tne re can be no uniforrriity in the standard required to
pass the examination.
3, It is proposed therefore as an experimental measure
to hold this examination next year during the Secretariat
training course at headquarters in May or June and that no
local examinations should be held. All probationers attend
ing the Secretariat course %ill be expected to prepare them
selves for the departmental examination. A rrangements v^il]
also be made for the examina tion of those probati one rs who
for/

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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)
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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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