10. Mr. TINNE
asked the Secretary of State for India why the first assistant secretary to the Government of Bengal has been refused the benefits of the recommendations of the Lee Commission's Report on the grounds of his appointment having been made in India, and his appointment being one in which his successor could be an Asiatic, when these benefits were conceded to the late registrar of joint stock companies, Bengal, the principal of the Law College, Madras, and the deputy registrar of the high Court; and why these benefits are accorded to the superintendent of Government printing in Bengal and denied to the lawyer who drafts the Acts and ordinances which he prints?
§ Following is the answer:
§ It was decided in 1926 that the first assistant secretary in the Legislative Department of the Government of Bengal should not be eligible for these concessions, because his pay had recently been increased and it was not essential that the holder of the post should possess a non-Asiatic domicile.771
§ Deputy registrars of the high courts do not appear to have received any of these concessions; their grant to the principal of the Law College, Madras, was personal to the then incumbent; while they were given to the late registrar of joint stock companies and the superintendent of Government printing in Bengal because special qualifications were required in the one case and special responsibilities existed in the other.