Coll 1/21 'The Resident: leave and acting arrangements; duties of Civil Secretary' [261r] (523/886)
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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Telegram No.0-196, dated the 5th April 1933.
Prom - Chief Commissioner, Aden,
To - Foreign, Mew Delhi.
Your telegram No.1090-E/33, dated 21st March 1933. It
will not be convenient for Lake to undertake duties of District
P&gistrate as well as of Political Secretary in addition to his
own duties and I therefore wish to appoint Rivett Carnac
District Magistrate on my departure on 19th April. Creation of
post of Civil Secretary removes necessity of giving work of
District Magistrate to Political Secretary. Civil Secretary
being officer trained in Indian Magisterial work is now more
suitable for it. I therefore consider change which I now
propose should be made permanent and that special arrangements
sanctioned in Government of India letter P.132(l30)-E/3l,
dated 15th April 1932 be modified. First Assistant to the
Resident was formerly District Magistrate without additional
pay but Civil Secretary will ordinarily be much more Junior
Officer with comparatively small pay and I therefore recommend
half special pay of Rs.200/- a month sanctioned for Political
Secretary under that arrangement be transferred to Civil
Secretary &s allowance for additional work as District
M&gistrate. Political Secretary will still be associated with
civil administration in other respects and should therefore
retain half special pay. Champion agrees. Request approval.
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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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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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