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Coll 29/22 'Compensatory allowance in lieu of customs exemption to officers serving in Persia and the Persian Gulf' [‎181r] (363/396)

The record is made up of 1 file (198 folios). It was created in 13 Aug 1929-9 Apr 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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eliminating inucli account v r orK, smoe t_ie alio /ancc vvi 7 ^
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not fluctuate with increases of salary.
7 # in submitting the attached list ol tne personnel
of this Consulate affected by the changes, togetner
with the comoensatory allowances recomnended and
wnich I trust it will be possible for the Gpv&mment
of India to favourably consider, I have taken into
careful consideration the degree to which §ach
incuinbe it is affected, aaving regard to his status,
node of living, and extent to whicn he can reasonably
be expected to live on the country, and thus avoid
heavy importations and consequent customs duty.
As regards ivos. 1, 2, and 3 on the list append
ed, I would point out that the incumbents have to
live in the usual European style and tne allowances
are based on the actual, calculable increase in cost
of living.
libs. 4, 5, 6 and 7 are usually held by British
Indian subjects, whose habits of life enable them
to live more largely on the country. They are however
adversely affected by the ligh cost of certain
articles of general consumption such as tea, sugar
and atta (the local variety being quite unpalatable
to Indians;. Tne allowances recommended for these
posts are on a basis of roughly lO/o of the average
pay drawn by the incumbents.
Purther I beg to request that any allowances
Government may be pleased to grsuit may ii possi Ole
nave xsxxsps retrospective effect from the date of aboli
tion of exemption from customs duty.
8. a proposition statement shewing the cost of
these recommendations in the current year and tne
proposed means of meeting the expenditure is attached
to this letter.
9 . Conies of this letter and enclosures are being
forwarded to the Accountant General,Central Revenues,
I nave, etc.,
Sd. C.K. "Daly,
Major.

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The file concerns compensatory allowances granted to consular officers as consequence of the withdrawal of customs exemptions by the Persian Government.

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The file is composed of internal correspondence between the Foreign Office, 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. , the Government of India, the British Consulate at Khorramshahr, the British Legation at Tehran, and 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. .

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1 file (198 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 199; 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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