§ 20. Captain BARTON
asked the Secretary of State for India on what scale compensation will be paid to officers of the Indian Public Works Department who are to be discharged from service in the near future?
§ Sir S. HOARE
Subject to certain restrictions and conditions the compensa- 12 tion payable to civil officers appointed by the Secretary of State whose posts are abolished as the result of the present financial emergency will be comprised in the following main terms:
- (1) The grant of all leave due, but not extending beyond the age of superannuation, the whole of it to count as qualifying service for pension.
- (2) The pension or gratuity earned at invalid rates, but calculated on qualifying service as above.
- (3) A gratuity of a half month's pay for each year up to 15 years' service, the amount being thereafter reduced by a half month's pay for each year of service up to 30.