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File 339/1905 ‘Koweit: - Political Agency. Expenditure. Steam Launch’ [‎146r] (296/368)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (180 folios). It was created in 1904-1914. 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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a third Assistant each for the Agents to the Governor-General, Baluchistan,
Rajputana, and Central India, and for the Resident in Kashmir (an
appointment which now exists, but is and still will he paid for by the Darbar;
(6) the appointment, as a permanent measure, of an Assistant to the Poli
tical Agent in Kalat, (7) the appoint-
An ( ^?i O 905 dC8patCh N °' 164 (GenCral) ’ datCd 2kh ™nt of a second Assistant to the Political
U (Vtf/e our despatch No. 165 (General), dated 24th Resident 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. , and ( 8 ) the
August 1905. appointment of Vice-Consul at Turbat-i-
Haidari which we propose should be made permanent.
The total number of cadre posts will thus become :—
North-West Frontier Province 31 (a)
Existing cadre posts in the Political Department (altered as above) . 65
Additional appointments (including Turbat-i-Haidari and the 15
Second Assistant to 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. .
Total . HI
7. We now propose to manage recruitment for the Department on the
system adopted for the Indian Civil Service, and for that purpose we propose to
treat the following appointments as “ superior
Residents.
First Class.
]. Resident in Hyderabad.
2. Resident in Mysore.
3. Agent to the Governor-General in Central India.
4. Agent to the Governor-General in Rajputana.
5. A^ent to the Governor-General in Baluchistan.
6. Agent to the Governor-General in North-West Frontier Province.
Second Class.
1. Resident in Kashmir, as at present.
2. Judicial Commissioner, North-West Frontier Province, as at present.
3. Resident 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. .* * Present pay Rs. 2,500.
Third Class.
1. Resident at Baroda as at present.
2. Revenue Commissioner, North-West Frontier Province, as at present.
3. Revenue and Judicial Commissioner, Baluchistan,t present pay Rs. 2,250.
4. Resident in Nepal, present pay Rs. 2,250.
5. Resident in Turkish Arabia, as at present.
Baluckis'an
Central India
Hyderabad . .
Kashmir
Khcrasan, etc.
Mysore
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. and Persia
7.— Secretary or 1st Assistant, and Political
Agents in Quetta, Sibi, Kalat, Zhob,
Loralai, and Chagai.
. 8.—Secretary or 1st Assistant, and the Agen
cies of Gwalior, Indore, Baghelkhand,
Bhopal, Bkopawar, Bundelkhaud, and
Malwa.
. 1.—Secretary or 1st Assistant.
. 1.—Political Agent in Gilgit.
. 2.—Meshed and Seistan Consular Officers.
. 1 —Secretary or 1st Assistant.
. 4.—Secretary! or 1st Assistant, and Agents
at Maskat, Kerman, and Bahrein.
(a) Excluding 3 posts in Dir, Swat and Chitral.
• Perhaps one of the most important posts at present in the service,
t An appointment yearly increasing in importance.
^ increasing importance of the post and the fact that the Beaident summeri in Shiraz render a
senior 1st Assistant necessary.
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The main contents of the volume are exchanges of letters about government expenditure on the Kuwait Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , primarily between British officials at the Foreign Office, 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. and Treasury in London and Government of India officials at the Foreign Department in Calcutta and Simla. They discuss cost estimates and actual expenditure in relation to the approval of Government of India proposals for the expansion of the cadre of the Indian Political Department in order to fill Consular posts in Persia, 1904-1905 and 1909; the establishment of a new Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Kuwait (spelt Koweit), 1904-1907 and the purchase of the steam launch Lewis Pelly , built at the Government Dockyard in Bombay, for the use of 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. at Kuwait, 1906-1907, 1909-1912 and 1914. The volume also contains a sea chart of Kuwait Port, by the Marine Survey of India in 1905.

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1 volume (180 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume. The subject 339 (Koweit Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. expenditure: steam launch) consists of one volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 182; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

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