HC Deb 13 December 1929 vol 233 cc844-5W
Major POLE

asked the Secretary of State for India whether recruitment to the Indian Army is still regulated by the statement of classes eligible, contained in Appendix XIV of the Recruiting Regulations, which provides that no Hindu who is not a member of the Rajput, Brahmana, Jat, Ahir, or Gujar castes is eligible for recruitment in the Punjab, Bombay, Bengal, United Provinces, Bihar and Orissa, Sind, and the North-West Frontier Province; and that amongst Brahmanas only certain sub-castes are eligible, and then only for the artillery, and that only Sikhs, Dogras, Rajputs, and Jats are eligible for recruitment for the cavalry.


I am making inquiries and will let my hon. and gallant Friend know.