§ 21. Mr. T. WILLIAMS
asked the Secretary of State for India what proportion of the superintending staff at the Government armament factories at Ishapur and Cossipore, respectively, is Indian; and whether the Government of India will consider the advisability of increasing the number of Indians employed in superintendence?
§ Mr. BUTLER
The proportions of Indians in the superintending staff of the factories referred to, including the superior and subordinate supervising staff, are approximately 26 per cent. in the Metal and Steel Factory, Ishapore, 36 per cent. in the Rifle Factory, Ishapore, and 12 per cent. in the Gun and Shell Factory, Cossipore. The general policy of the Government is to recruit 13 candidates in this country only when no suitable officers possessing all the stated qualifications can be obtained in India.