HC Deb 04 May 1925 vol 183 cc553-4

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what are the pay and allowances now granted to the Shipping Master of Bombay; whether these have recently been raised; and whether this officer is entitled to any benefits under the recommendations of the Lee Commission?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Earl Winterton)

The Shipping Master, Bombay, is on a scale of pay rising by annual increments from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 1,250 a month. In addition to his pay, he receives an allowance of Rs. 200 a month in respect of house rent and also fees for overtime work on Sundays and holidays averaging Rs. 350 a month. I am not aware of any recent increase in either pay or allowances. The recommendations of the Lee Commission do not extend to officers in his position.


Will my noble Friend bring to the notice of the Government of India the question of the status and emoluments of this officer, because it is very inadvisable that he should he inadequately paid?


No doubt the attention of the Government of India will be called to the question in the ordinary course of events. I cannot agree, however, that he is inadequately paid, or that his status demands any special consideration.

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