HC Deb 03 August 1926 vol 198 cc2799-800
44. Mr. AMMON

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the principle established by the Amendment to the Government of India Act last January, to Indianise the Indian Civil Service to the extent of 50 per cent., is being carried out?

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

The Report of the recent Royal Commission on the Superior Services in India recommended that recruitment for the Indian Civil Service should be directed to produce a 50–50 cadre of Europeans and Indians in about 15 years' time. This recommenda- tion has been accepted by His Majesty's Government, and effect is being given to it. The Government of India (Civil Services) Act of 1925 had no reference to the Indianisation of the Services.


Have any appointments yet been made in India with this basis in view?


Yes, constantly, ever since the Reform Act of 1919, and the Government of India are working up to that basis.