§ 5. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Undersecretary of State for India on what terms European recruits are being accepted for the Indian Civil Service, and what arrangements are entered into with them now, for compensation in the event of their early retirement being caused by constitutional changes.
§ Mr. A. Henderson
As the answer to this Question is rather long, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it with the Official Report.
§ Mr. Sorensen
Can the hon. and learned Gentleman give the essence of it now, as the matter is of public importance?
§ Mr. Henderson
There are a good many details in the statement, and it will take some time to go through them.
§ Following is the answer:
§ Appointments will be made by the Secretary of State for India but candidates are being warned that their appointments under the Secretary of State will be liable to be terminated at any time on account of constitutional changes, subject to their being given 12 months' notice. Candidates are being informed that if, as a result of constitutional changes, an officer's appointment under the Secretary of State is terminated and he does not receive and accept an offer to continue toserve under government in India, he will be entitled to the grant appropriate to his length of service as shown in the annexed table. It is, however, hoped that many of the officers whose appointments under the Secretary of State are terminated will be invited and will be willing to continue to serve under government in India. In 1501 such cases the grants appropriate to their length of service under the Secretary of State will be placed to their credit with an independent authority and will be paid to them on their leaving the service of government in India or to their heirs if they die while still serving. The conditions for the continuance of their service under government in India will be for settlement by the Indian Government concerned.
|Grants admissible to "war service" recruits to the Indian Civil Service|
|Length of Service and Grant admissible to officers whose appointments under the Secretary of State are terminated on account of constitutional changes.|
|25 or over|
|NOTE 1.—In the event of an officer's appointment under the Secretary of State being terminated on account of constitutional changes before he has completed 5 years' service, he will be entitled to such proportionate grant as the Secretary of State may decide.|
|NOTE 2.—In the case of an Indian officer the grant admissible will at his option be paid in rupees, the sterling sum being converted into rupees at such rate of exchange as the Secretary of State may prescribe.|