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Coll 1/21 'The Resident: leave and acting arrangements; duties of Civil Secretary' [‎120v] (240/886)

The record is made up of 1 file (442 folios). It was created in 15 Apr 1925-20 Jul 1940. 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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would not however arise in respect of the conveyance
allowance as it is not an emolument for income tax
purposes, and this could if it is so desired he paid
to him direct.

As regards the emoluments which Sinclair will
actually receive, we presume that these will he his
Indian salary and overseas pay, plus conveyance allowance
(see paragraph of my letter to you of the 11th February;*
As regards the incidence of his pay for the
period commencing in February up to the date when he
began to act as Political Secretary, I gather that your
proposal is that the Colonial Office should accept his
full salary plus pension contribution for this period.
I am afraid that we do not feel able to agree to this.
We think that the same arrangement should operate for
this period as during the period when he is actually
acting as Political Secretary, and we should be glad
to know whether you are prepared to agree on this point.
As I have explained above, we have still to
obtain Treasury concurrence, but if you are prepared
to

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The file contains correspondence regarding leave arrangements for Government officials in Aden, including the Resident (later Chief Commissioner, and then Governor), the Assistant Residents, the Protectorate Secretary, the Civil Secretary, and the District Magistrate. The following topics are discussed: the temporary secondment of officials to cover positions; the pay and allowances due to officials assuming temporary positions to cover leave; the proportion of funds to be contributed by the 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 the Colonial Office; and the suitability of officials for particular posts.

The correspondence dated between 1932-1933 also contains references to the treaty negotiations conducted between the Resident (Sir Bernard Reilly) and the Imam of Yemen. Correspondence dated between 1934-1935 contains references to the transfer of the civil administration of the Aden Protectorate from the Government of India to the Colonial Office.

The principal correspondents are: the Aden Resident (later Chief Commissioner, then Governor); the 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. Political Department (John Charles Walton, Sir John Gilbert Laithwaite); the Colonial Office (Hubert Russell Cowell, F J Howard, Kenneth William Blaxter), and the Foreign and Political Department, Government of India (William Kerr Fraser-Tytler).

The file includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the end of the correspondence (folios 1-2).

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1 file (442 folios)
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The papers are arranged in rough chronological order from the rear to the front of the file

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 442; 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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