HC Deb 15 June 1910 vol 17 cc1433-4W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether, in consideration of the alterations that have been made in the conditions of service of officers of the Indian Army since 1886 tending to the earlier cessation of employment, consequent on the reduction of the tenure of commands and the number of Departmental appointments tenable after fifty-two years of age, whereby the prospects of officers who elected to remain under 1875 furlough rules have been injuriously affected, the Secretary of State will consider their cases and allow those serving under the provisions of G. G. O. 473 of 1883 when residing in Europe, on ceasing to be employed, the same allowance as granted to officers who have served under I 1886 furlough rules till they complete thirty-eight years' service?


The Secretary of State in Council has considered the case of the officers who remained under the Furlough Regulations of 1875, but is not prepared to make any further concession regarding the rate of unemployed pay admissible to them while serving on for higher pension or colonel's allowance. They have already received a substantial concession in the increase of their unemployed pay under the above circumstances from £372 10s. to £500 a year.