HC Deb 02 June 1919 vol 116 cc1710-1W

asked the Secretary of State for India why officers in the Indian Army who had retired on pension prior to the War and were re-employed receive, in addition to their pensions, the pay of their appointment, whereas officers who did not retire on pension prior to the War, but whose time for retiring on pension expired during the War, were ordered to continue serving after the time they were entitled to retire on pension and received only the pay of their appointment and no pension?


A retired British Service officer who is re-employed is entitled under the Pay Warrant to pay in addition to pension, and the same privilege is enjoyed by Indian Army officers. The Government has a well-known right to suspend retirements in time of war, and an officer of the Indian Army whose retirement has been thus suspended has no claim to a pension in addition to the pay of his appointment in that Army.