§ 6. Mr. AMMON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that during the past 10 years about eight crores of rupees have been diverted from the India postal revenue to the general Exchequer in spite of the Government's pledge to the contrary; whether there is any intention to make good this diversion to the Indian Postal Service; and whether some portion can be used for the betterment of the pay and conditions of the minor ranks of the Service?
§ Earl WINTERTON
The total surplus from the Indian Posts and Telegrahs during the last 10 years has approxi- 4 mated to the figure mentioned. It has been credited to general revenues. I am not aware of any pledge bearing on this point, and there is no intention of going back on what has been done. The pay of the postal staff is governed in the main by other considerations than the profit or loss on the working of the Department.