HC Deb 18 March 1884 vol 286 cc160-1

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, If it is the fact that when a junior officer of the Indian Medical Service is ordered to take up an "officiating appointment," he is required to pay his travelling expenses, although, in some cases, these expenses equal the amount of increased pay consequent on the appointment; and, if so, whether this grievance will be remedied?


Sir, the officers of the Indian Medical Service are subject to the same transport and travelling regulations as the rest of the Army. Under these regulations, if an officer is ordered to another station to perform the duties of any temporary staff or other appointment, and is pecuniarily benefited by such transfer, he is required to pay his own travelling expenses, but not otherwise. It is not proposed to suggest to the Government of India to alter their travelling regulations.