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India—Public Works Department—Engineering College—Question

Volume 203: debated on Tuesday 9 August 1870

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said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to establish an Engineering College for the preparation of candidates seeking employment in the Indian Public Works Department; and, if so, whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to abandon or modify the present system of competitive examination for appointments in that department; and, whether it is intended to abolish the system of competitive examinations for the forest service in India?

In reply, Sir, to the hon. Member I have to say that it is intended to establish an Engineering College to be entered by competitive examination, and that it is not intended to abolish the system of competition for our forest service in India.