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Coll 29/12 'Bushire: office allowance of consul-general' [‎64r] (129/603)

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The record is made up of 1 file (298 folios). It was created in 26 Oct 1918-24 Feb 1948. 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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Allotted to S»& G» Department*
Copies circulated.
I N V/ A RD TELEGRAM
Prom
CONFIDENTIAL CODE TELEQ-RAM
Government of India, Home Department
Dated
To
Secretary of State for India*
New Delhi, 22*15 hours, 26th February, 1945
Received 19*50 hours, 26th February, 1945.
IMPORTANT
1942*
Your telegram No*5928 dated February 19th* War allowances*
Our proposals for your Services formed Part of a general scheme of
revision of war allowance and dearness allowance which we would
find it very difficult to alter. To discriminate in favour of the
Secretary of State’s officers would not De justified on economic
grounds and would "be impossible politically.
2. Our proposals would have increased cost in respect of all
your officers from present 5 lakhs per annum to gpout (? 9 lakhs)
Your proposals would increase cost to 21 lakhs. This hy itself not
serious hut effects on cost in respect of all Central Government
servants would he embarrassing and would give more than we consider
justified in present circumstances to those on lower pay rates*
Present cost to Centre of all war and dearness allowances including
railways approximates to l 3 i crores per annum* Our proposal \vould
have raised this hy about 9 crores to which your proposal would add
a further 5 crores* There would also he heavy increases in cost to
Provinces^
5 * y/e fully agree with principle enunciated in your paragraph 2 *
In framing our original proposals we took account of the fact that
new income tax proposals for differentiation between earned and
unearned income will give some relief to your officers* V/s consider
combined effect of this and our proposed increase in war allowance
will give adequate relief which is in fact not much less than would
be given on your scale if no relief were to be given in income tax.
On this basis difference in net benefits between our scheme and yours,
varies from Rs.25 per mensem to Rs*33 per mensem between Rs.500
per mensem and Rs*l,000 per mensem if no overseas pay drawn and
between Rs«23 and Rs.12 if overseas pay is drown. Above Rs*1,000
per mensem differences are still less.
4 » If retrospective effect to July 1st 1944 were given in case
of your officers it would be impossible to withold similar
concession from Central Government servants drawing present war
allowance. In turn we should either hove to give similar
retrospective effect' to revised dearness (V omission) to low paid
servants or face great discontent with agitation from labour unions.
Expenditure involved would obviously be heavy and would embarrass
both Centre and Provinces while to place at one time several crores
of rupees in the hands of low paid servants would be highly
infla tionary»
5. For these reasons we strongly urge that you will agree to
proposals contained in our telegram 1180 dated 4th February giving
effect, thereto from 1st January 1945. .
6 * Y/e will continue to explore possibility of arranging for free
medical attendande as a purely war-time measure*

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The file concerns the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. 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. , in Bushire.

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The file is composed solely 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 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. , the Government of India, the British Legation at Tehran, and the Treasury.

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1 file (298 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 for this description commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 299; 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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