§ Mr. DOBBIE
asked the Secretary of State for India, whether he is aware that a clerk, named B. K. Mukerjie, employed in the locomotive workshop of the India State Railway at Lucknow was discharged on 30th April, 1944, within a fortnight of organising a conference of the East Indian Railway Workers' Union, which is recognised by the railway administration; and, if having regard to the appearance of victimisation in the case, he will cause inquiries to be made into the matter?
§ Sir S. HOARE
I have received the report of the Government of India on this matter. Mr. Mukerjie's discharge was not on account of his connection with the conference of railway workers held at Lucknow on 15th and 16th April, 1934, but because his previous activities were considered to infringe the Government Servants Conduct Rules.