§ COLONEL ALEXANDER
asked the Secretary of State for India, Whether he can now state the decision of the Government of India on the subject of Pay and Allowances of Quartermasters of the British Army serving in India and holding the rank of Captain?
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON
The Indian pay proper of Quartermasters of the British Army serving in India and holding the rank of Captain remains unaltered; but, on the recommendation of the Government of India, I have sanctioned the difference between the Indian allowances of a Lieutenant and those of a Captain being given to Quartermasters of 10 years' service and upwards who, under the operation of Royal Warrant of the 25th of June, 1881, have the relative rank of Captain. These additional allowances involve an immediate extra charge of nearly 12,000 rupees yearly on Indian revenues. I have also sanctioned the application to the Quartermasters of the provisions of the Royal Warrant laying down the period of commissioned service qualifying for increased pay.