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Coll 29/11 'Tehran Legation: pay of munshis and menial staff; office accommodation' [‎50r] (99/525)

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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In any further communication
on this subject, please quote
OPY
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50;
London, S.W.l.
Foreign Office.
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1st Ju$y, 1941.
Sir,
I am directed by Mr. Secretary
Eden to refer to your letter
P.Z. 4507/39 of the 29th August r 1939^
regarding the pay of the munshis at
His Majesty’s Legation at Tehran,
and to transmit herewith a. copy of
a despatch from .His Majesty’s Minister
recommending an increase.
2 . The cost of living figures
quoted by Sir Reader Bullard show
a rise of @7^/ since the v/ages of the
munshis were last reviewed, and I am
f to request that the Secretary of State
for India in Council may be moved to
tpJ-JjiUv, sanction the increase of the bonus
on the basic salaries of the munshis
from 75/o to 95/ with effect from the
1st July, 1941.
3./
tNCLOSURt Ml AM MAIL LETTER
The unaer-becreTary o.ii
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lECo. POL. DEPt.
FKOM 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.
. 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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