HC Deb 19 February 1878 vol 237 c1923

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether the Secretary of State for India intends to extend to the Indian Service the provisions of the Royal Warrant on retirements; and, whether there is any intention to revise the pension regulations of the Indian Army?


Sir, officers in the Indian service are either in the local service or the Staff Corps. The first have their rights guaranteed by a clause in an Act of Parliament, and the Staff Corps promotion being by length of service, the Royal Warrant alluded to could not regulate their retirement. At present there is no scheme for the revision of the pension regulations of the Indian Army under the consideration of the Secretary of State.