§ Mr. AMMON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the recommendation of the Government of India Amending Act, that 20 per cent. of the appointments of the Indian Civil Service should go to senior and competent officers of the provincial Civil Service, is being given effect to?2378W
§ Earl WINTERTON
My Noble Friend has recently approved a proposal by the Government of India that promotions from the provincial Civil Services and appointments from the Bar in India to the Indian Civil Service should be increased in future so as to fill 20 per cent. of the superior posts in that Service from these sources. It will necessarily take 2379W time to work up to the full 20 per cent., but a start has been made.