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Indian Army (Temporary Commission)

Volume 438: debated on Monday 9 June 1947

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for India, whether he is aware that Mr. A. A. Hayling was commissioned by the Commander-in-Chief, India, as from loth June, 1943, as a temporary Major; that he did the work and received and spent the pay of his rank in good faith for over two years; that his promotion was then cancelled for no intelligible reason; that he has since had Rs. 6,300 forcibly deducted from his pay in order to make good the overpayments alleged by the Army to have been made by its own error; and whether he will remedy this injustice by restoring the money and apologising to Mr. Hayling.

I have asked the Government of India for a full report, and on its receipt I will communicate further with my hon. and learned Friend.