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'Muscat Levy Corps' [‎74r] (160/292)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (135 folios). It was created in 30 Jan 1926-27 May 1931. 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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Ministry of Finance.
Muscat,
1st February 1931•
To
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. & H.B.M's consul,
Muscat#
SUBJSCT:- Defence Budget .
Ref» rny note on the Defence Budget, enclosed with my
D»0» No#S»27/l of January 27th«.
Captain Walker and myself have discussed the points
raised in the above-mentioned note, and we are agreed
that the following cuts in pay and in non-military
personnel should be made*
(a) A 16|. % reduction in the pay of 140 rank and file.
Also a reduction of six in the number of H.G.Os,
and a corresponding increase of six in the number of
sepoys. Annual saving Rs* 10,752
(b) A reduction in the rate of
Good Conduct Pay. Annual saving " 1,320
(c) A reduction in the number and
rate of pay of the non-military
personnel. Annual saving ..... »» 7,044
(d) Hiscellaneous savings " 2,280
Rs. 21,396
The note referred to above deals with the question
of military expenditure purely from a financial aspect.
From the first it was realized that the proposals
contained in it would at the dictates of administrative
prudence have to undergo a, certain pruning, and I am
grateful to Captain Walker for having gone as far as he
has to meet them.
The Budget of the Muscat Infantry as originally
submitted was for Rs.1,54,070. The revised budget,

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Correspondence discusses the Muscat Levy Corp: its organisation, composition, strength, budget and activities.

On termination of command it was customary for the Commanding Officer to submit a report on the Muscat Levy Corp and the following reports are included:

In response to requests in 1931 from S.E, Hedgcock, Financial Adviser, for financial savings in the Muscat Levy Corps, Captain Walker comments on the road building capacity of the Levy as it achieves this for the State without cost of additional expenditure. Correspondence discusses cuts in pay in the Muscat Levy to achieve financial savings given the financial situation of the Muscat state and the position of the Government of India. Data included is a comparison between the pay of the Muscat Infantry and that of the Customs Department.

Correspondents include Robert William George Stephens; Allan Robertson Walker, Commandants, Muscat Levy; Trenchard Craven Fowle, 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. , Muscat; Francis Beville Prideaux, 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. , 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. ; Foreign Secretary to the Government of India.

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1 volume (135 folios)
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The papers are arranged chronologically from front to rear of file.

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Foliation: There is an incomplete foliation sequence and a complete foliation sequence. The complete sequence, which should be used for referencing, is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. It begins on the title page, on number 1, and ends on the last folio of writing, on number 135. Foliation errors: f.1 is followed by f.1A.

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