Coll 29/11 'Tehran Legation: pay of munshis and menial staff; office accommodation' [44r] (87/525)
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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"The Under-Secretary of State,”
13th December, 1941
I am directed by Mr. Secretary Eden to transmit
herewith to be laid before the Secretary of State
for India a copy of a despatch and enclosure from
His Majesty* s Minister at Tehran regarding the
emoluments of the clerical staff of His Majesty’s
2. Existing emoluments are based on a rate of
exchange of 120 Rials to £1 and a currency cost of
living figure of 138 as compared with the present rate
of 140 Rials to £1 and the last published currency
cost of living figure of 209.5, and Sir Reader Bullard
accordingly recommends increases of 20 % of the
emoluments of married employees and IQfc in the case
of unmarried employees.
3. It is not considered that in present
circumstances such increases can be justified but on
the other hand it seems clear that existing-Emoluments
4. I am accordingly to request that the Secretary
of State for India may be moved to sanction increases
of £25 per annum each to the clerical staff and temporary
secretaries with effect from 1st October last, subject
to review in the event of an appreciable alteration in
the sterling cost of living.
Your obedient Servant
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. .
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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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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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