Carmichael Prize Essay

Carmichael Prize Essay

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...same station. Plainly interpreted this order meant the sale of the medical officer's house and furniture at a ruinous loss, the deprivation of this lien on 50 per cent. of his Grievances of the Indian Medical Service. 225 salary while on furlough, and probably on his return being kept waiting for months for a station, and, if he ever obtained one, having to purchase a new house and furniture for very much more than he had realised for his own.--Letter from an Indian officer, Lancet, August 28, 1869. After continuous clamour on the part of the victims of this jugglery, the Indian Government, in 1871, rescinded the order relating to the regimental officers, but withheld the privilege from the civil medical officers, although the revised civil furlough regulations reserved for the civilian a lien on his substantive appointment. In 1867 the new consolidated pay for the officers in civil and staff employ was issued by the Government of India. The order created two classes of civil stations, placing only a very small proportion in the first class. The new scale of civil pay was based on half batta allowance. In 1864 full batta had been promised to all officers in the service before 1860, and the full batta pay was greater than the new staff salary in most cases, so that the medical officer who was doing nothing might be receiving more pay than the medical officer who was being worked to death. The warrant of 1865, with its boasted increase of pay, proved to be delusive. In Bombay there were 145 medical officers, and only 37 were in military employ, so that the warrant of 1864 was only applicable to a small minority of the members of the medical service. Under the new rules a civil appointment might be worth less than "unemployed" pay, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236528530
  • 9781236528537