HC Deb 10 December 1945 vol 417 cc173-4W
Mr. Driberg

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Burma if he will now make a statement on the pay of the Burma police.

Mr. A. Henderson

The basic rates of police pay under the restored Civil Government in Burma are the same as before evacuation. Allowances given under Civil Affairs Service (Burma), however, still continue; and the Government of Burma is shortly to consider what upward revision of the basic rates of pay may be suitable. The basic monthly rates are as follows: constables Rs.20 to Rs.27 and Rangoon police constables Rs.28 and Rs.32; head constables Rs.32 to Rs.48 and Rangoon police head constables Rs.36 to Rs.46; sub-inspectors of police Rs.60 to Rs.115 (court prosecutors receive an additional Rs.10); inspectors of police Rs.140 to Rs.250, and deputy superintendents of police R3.300 to Rs.600.

The allowances which were given under the Civil Affairs Service (Burma) and which still continue, are as follows:

  1. (a) Constables and head constables in rear ward areas draw a special compensatory allowance of 25 per cent. of their pay, together with free rations or ration allowance at Rs.16 annas a day, and, for married men, a house rent allowance of Rs.10 a month.
  2. (b) Constables and head constables in for ward areas draw a special compensatory allowance of 50 per cent. of their pay, their other allowances being the same as in readward areas. Very few forward areas now remain.
  3. (c) Sub-inspectors of police and inspectors draw free rations and special compensatory pay on comparable terms, with certain maximum limits.