§ MR. A. C. MORTON
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India whether he is aware of the fact that the discretionary power that lay in the Bombay Government to forward Petitions addressed to the Secretary of State for India, in Council was exercised in 1890 in the case of the Memorial of Mr. Gopal Bapji Khadè, a dismissed Revenue officer, who was in receipt of a monthly salary of Rs.60 only, and was refused to be exercised in December, 1892, and July, 1893, in the case of the Memorial of Mr. N. D. Kalvadè, a Mamlutdar in the re- 1547 ceipt of a monthly salary of Rs. 250; and whether, under the circumstance that Mr. N. D. Kalvadè complains of never having had an impartial inquiry into his case, the Secretary of State for India will intimate to the Bombay Government his desire that that Government will, as a special case, consent to forward to the Home Government the Memorial of Mr. N. D. Kalvadè, together with the opinions of each member of the Bombay Council recorded thereon?
* MR. GEORGE RUSSELL
The Memorial of Mr. Khadè was received by the Government of Bombay before the publication of the Orders of October, 1889, which empowered them to withhold such Memorials in the exercise of their discretion. It was therefore held not to come within the scope of those Orders. For the reasons given by me in answer to questions on the subject on the 6th April and 17th July last, the Secretary of State must decline to make any exception to the Rules in favour of Mr. Kalvadè.