HC Deb 19 February 1919 vol 112 cc915-6
1. Colonel YATE

asked the Secretary of State for India whether, seeing that officers of the Indian Army, who had served their time for pension, detained in India during the War and unemployed owing to sickness or other causes, have only been allowed to draw their pay of rank instead of the pension they were entitled to and have thus been mulcted of some 50 rupees per mensem, their retirement will now be gazetted with retrospective effect from the date their pension became due?

The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Montagu)

As I have already informed my hon. and gallant Friend, I am unable to give retrospective effect to the decision to reopen retirements for officers for the Indian Army, under certain conditions, from 1st October, 1918. The Government of India are aware of the decision, and if there, are any officers in India affected by it, I presume they are receiving, or will receive, the benefit of it from 1st October, 1918. But I have asked the Government of India for definite information on this point.

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