asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what is the amount granted respectively to junior civil officers permitted to retire owing to the changed condition of service under the Government of India Act of 1919, and to officers of the Indian Army brought under reduction of equal length of service?
The gratuity admissible to officers retiring from civil services in India under the proportionate pension scheme, if they have not completed the five years' service which qualifies for pension, is one month's pay at the rate drawn at the time of retirement multiplied by the number of years of active service completed. This is much less than the gratuity of £850, plus 75 for each year of service admissible to subalterns reduced from the Indian Army, but the circumstances provided for by the two schemes are quite different.
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he will consider the question of altering the conditions on the subject of leave laid down for officers wishing to retire on proportionate pensions which allow no leave, even if due and earned, to be taken after the 31st March, 1924, unless the officer has before that date given notice of his desire to retire and has both enjoyed no leave after the date of the Resolution and has, after that date, been refused leave?
This matter is under the Secretary of State's consideration, and I would ask the hon. and gallant Member to await the full statement on the subject which, as I said the other day, he intends shortly to make.