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Coll 29/11 'Tehran Legation: pay of munshis and menial staff; office accommodation' [‎31r] (61/525)

The record is made up of 1 file (261 folios). It was created in 16 Sep 1926-13 Jun 1947. 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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0b 1 n any further communication
on .is subject, pleaSfe quote
No. X 1335/145/503
and address—
not to any person by name
but to—
“The Under-Secretary of State,”
Foreign Office.
London, S.W.l.
Sir,
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I am directed by Mr. Secretary Eden to refer to your
letters of the 1 6th May. 1940, (P, 2. 2064/4Q)and 2nd Anpnist
1941, (Ext. 5796/41) . authorising increfiRos in th^
"or oonus paid to the native subordinate staff and the
munshis at His Majesty 1 s Legation at Tehran and to
transmit herewith copies of two despatches from Sir
Reader Bullard recommending that the rates of bonus for
both classes of employee should be raised to 120/ as from
the 1st November last.
2. The proposed increases are considered reasonable.
They represent a percentage increase in the total wages
of the employees of approximately half the increase in the
cost of living since the rates of bonus were previously
reviewed.
3. I am accordingly to request that you will move
the Secretary of State for India to sanction the increase
of the bonuses to 12C^ as from the 1st November last and
also any future increases on a similar basis which may
be necessitated by further increases in the cost of living
in Tehran.
4. A similar
n POL. r
4MAR 942
INDfA OFFfCE
The Under-Secretary of State
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. .
letter has been sent to the Treasury.
I am,
Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
No. 1 / 2 1 >iAF' ,942
FROM SECRETARY, EXTERNAL DEPT.,
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.
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The file concerns the personnel employed at the British Legation at Tehran.

The file covers: increase of staff and related expenditure in 1928, accommodation, list of staff at the legation, installation of telephone systems, proposal to grant cost of living bonus to munshis and menial staff, employment of a third munshi A secretary or political assistant working in the British administration in the Gulf, often also providing linguistic interpretation. in 1933, proposal to appoint two additional Vice Consuls in 1934, pay rises, and requests for financial contributions from Government of India. There are also later documents, from 1945, regarding the employment of Indian Orderlies at the Legation.

The file is composed solely of internal correspondence between the Foreign Office, 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 Secretary of State for India, the British Legation at Tehran, and the Treasury.

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1 file (261 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 262; 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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