§ 2. Sir R. CRADDOCK
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the unsatisfactory state of recruitment of British candidates for the Indian Civil Service in 1935, as 3 reported by the Civil Service Commission, he proposes to take any action to restore the proportion of British to Indian recruits to the 50–50 ratio fixed in 1924?
§ Mr. BUTLER
Yes, Sir. My Noble Friend hopes to be in a position very shortly to make an announcement of the measures to be taken to restore the 50–50 ratio as soon as Part III of the Government of India Act, 1935, comes into force. If present expectations are fulfilled, it should be possible to make a beginning in 1937.
§ 3. Sir R. CRADDOCK
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he will bring up to date the numbers of British and Indian members, respectively, in the All-India Services, as compared with the last published Return which showed the composition of those services on 1st January, 1933?
§ Mr. BUTLER
I am circulating a statement showing the composition of the All-India Services on 1st January, 1935. Figures for 1st January, 1936, are not yet available.
§ Following is the statement:
|Statement showing the composition of the All-India Services on 1st. January, 1935.|
|Indian Civil Service (including incumbents of listed posts).||756||544|
|Indian Agricultural Service.||39||28|
|Indian Educational Service (Men's Branch)||75||64|
|Indian Educational Service(Women's Branch).||11||3|
|Indian Forest Service||188||89|
|Indian Medical Service (Civil).||205||100|
|Indian Service of Engineers.||268||273|
|Indian Veterinary Service||16||1|