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File 2960/1916 Pt 2 'Persia: Salaries of HM Diplomatic and Consular officers, [etc.]. Concessions.' [‎295r] (91/241)

The record is made up of 1 item (118 folios). It was created in 31 Dec 1918-22 Jan 1930. 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
this subject, please Quote
' n°-X 5656/ 1/503
and address,
,ioi to any person by name,
but to-
‘‘Tho Under-Secretary of State,”
foreign Olliee,
London, S.W. 1.
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Foreign Office.
iv.l.
19th July, 1923.
Sir,
I am directed hy the Secretary of State for Foreign
Affairs to refer to yoar letter of the 18th July, 1921
(p/2622) and to transmit ; herewith, the accompanying copy
of a despatch from His Majesty’s Minister at Teheran,
relative to the v/ages of the servants of His Majesty’s
Legation at that capital.
2. It appears from Sir Percy Loraine’s despatch that the
cost of living in Persia is now ahoat two hundred and fifty
nine per cent higher than in 1913 and that consequently
no reduction in the wages of the servants, which are fifty
X)er cent above the rates paid in 1914, is at present
justified.
3. I am, therefore, to request that you will move the
Secretary of Sta,te for India in Council to sanction the
continuance of the existing rates of wages for a further
period of two years from October 1st next and to approve
the increases in the wages of the six grooms and two water
carriers of twelve and a half iirans and two brans a month
each respectively.
4. a similar letter has been addressed to ohe Treasuiy.
I am,

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This part contains correspondence (and a list of the correspondence), mostly consisting of: letters to 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. from the Foreign Office, with enclosed letters to the Foreign Office from the Treasury and HM Minister at Tehran; draft replies to the Foreign Office from 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. ; and internal 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. correspondence. The correspondence mainly relates to financial concessions for consular officers and Legation servants in Persia [Iran] (due to the low exchange value of the rupee and the high cost of living), and the Secretary of State for India in Council accepting moieties of the costs involved as charges against the Indian Exchequer.

It includes correspondence regarding: the extension of exchange concessions to diplomatic and consular officers in Persia; the permanent revision in rates of pay of servants of HM Legation, Tehran; the concession of a free supply of wheat to the Tehran Legation, and its extension to the inhabitants of the village of Gulhek; an increase in the wages of ghulams, munshis and menial staff of the Legation; and the fuel allowance for the Indian sowars (pensioners) serving at the Legation.

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File 2960/1916 Pt 2 'Persia: Salaries of HM Diplomatic and Consular officers, [etc.]. Concessions.' [‎295r] (91/241), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/607/2, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100055238572.0x0000c6> [accessed 19 November 2019]

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