§ 117. Sir G. Jeffreys
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what is the number of British officers of police in the service of Indian local governments; and whether he will ensure that when the Government of India is handed over these officers are given the opportunity to retire on full pension and with compensation for the termination of their engagements before the due date.
§ Mr. A. Henderson
The total number of Europeans serving in the police forces in British India is approximately 750, of whom about 300 are officers of the Indian Police. Members of the Indian Police, as members of the Secretary of State's Services, when their appointments under the Secretary of State are terminated owing to the transfer of power will be eligible to retire on the pensions admissible under the rules applicable to them. As regards compensation, I must ask the hon. and gallant Member to await the statement on the subject which it is hoped to issue very shortly. As regards those police personnel who are appointed by 155W and under the control of Provincial Governments, in the event of their appointments being terminated, it will be for the Provincial Governments to decide the terms of retirement to be granted to them.