HC Deb 12 May 1924 vol 173 cc886-7
13. Sir C. YATE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the calculations supplied to him, showing the reduction of pay inflicted on married officers serving in India, had been verified and what is the exact disparity between the home and Indian rates of pay, which is admitted in the case of each of these married officers?


I have had the hon. and gallant Member's calculations verified as far as possible. In certain respects the rates do not admit of exact comparison, and the degree of disparity fluctuates with the exchange. At the approximate current rate of 1s. 5d. to the rupee, and after the deduction of British and Indian Income Tax, respectively, the comparison between married British Service officers at home and in India is as stated in the table which I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the table:

Comparison of pay per mensem of married British Service Officers at home and in India.
British pay and allowances converted at 1s. 5d. less Income Tax. Indian pay less income Tax. Superiority of Indian over British pay.
Rs. as. Rs. as. Rs. as.
Captain 726 9 726 9
Captain after 15 years (2 children) 783 3 810 3 27 0
Major (2 children) 888 11 905 8 16 13
Major after 5 years (2 children) 982 14 1,000 13 17 15
Major (senior) (2 children) 1,000 0 1,048 7 48 7
Lt.-Colonel in command (2 children) 1,333 13 1,525 0 191 3