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'Muscat Levy Corps' [‎85r] (182/292)

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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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bargain was a bargain. I therefore toojx jy the attitude
that a budget Bi.o-..in u , a saving ox about the" sum agreed u^on
should "be accepted, though oi* course the Council were at
liberty tc ex,,, reus in their letoer oi accestance the ir wish
to have it revised later* finally, ax tur a goo J. deal oi
dixxiculty, the letter from the Council sent under my letter
1.o• 56-C of ..Oth " arch 19ci, was obtained. Various figures,
however, still rerained in dispute between hr• Eedgcock
and Captain Walker and it was not until the day before
yesterday that a final budget ..as produced acceptable to
both* Though 0- course tne responsibility for producing
the budget lay between hie financial Adviser and the
Coim^andant, I aid not Jnink it incumbent on me to remain
merely an interested ^^.e eta tor. Oh I he contrary I have
apent i air hours in intervening, in enaeav ourin^, to thro v.
oil on somewhat troubled final.cial wafers, ana to bring the
i car ties to some agreed conclusion. \ y lac ours ere no c
lightened by the muraer of Ghulam ^ili at Gwadur \.l ich
necessitated a week's absence irom Iuscav, and ohen the
•writing ox a lo^ig re per t • 1 o^ de ttxii-s ^f ^ap taiii (Valatx ^
"budget see A -pendix* hy coimiients on it, irom iuformation
supplied by Ca 1; .tarn walker, are given below (paras 2-5 . It
will be noticed that the saving come Si to Hs.il, 000 not
hs.12,000. Mr. Hedgcock has accepted it but I am oi opinion
that the exact saving or Rs. 12,000 s- .cila . e made. I iiu,
brou. ht t -is point to the notice ol captain Vifalxe^, who i^as
assured me that somehow or otner the balance Ox Rs.x, - ^0 —
will be made up and put up to the Council bexore the isu
ox" next month.
The Levy Budget for 19 51 .
3, The cuts maae by the Oonunandant Levy Corps in
com .arisen v#i th the ac tual expeiiai tux e x ox last \ eax ax e
as follows:-
Lxpenditure for x930 Rs. 1,36,331
Budget for 19 31 " 1,21,331
15,500

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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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