HC Deb 15 June 1865 vol 180 cc259-60

said, in the absence of his hon. Friend (Captain Jervis), he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, Whether he has received any Despatch or Document from the Government of any Presidency in India, pointing out that the measures devised to redress the complaints of the Officers of the local service have created a grievance for the Officers of the Staff Corps, by causing not only supersession of the Staff Corps by local Officers, but even supersession of Staff Corps Officers by Staff Corps Officers; and stating that the supersession throughout the whole service has been aggravated fifty-fold by the Brevet promotion given to the local Service; if so, whether he will place the same upon the table of the House?


said, in reply, that the Government of Madras had pointed out that which the Indian Government at home knew well before, that an uniform rule of army promotion would lead to the supersession of some officers who had been peculiarly fortunate in their promotion; and they had sent home a list of officers who would be superseded. It did not, however, appear that except in a very few instances the rule referred to had materially altered the position of officers.