Hansard's Parliamentary Debates; Vol. CCLXXXVIII. June, 1884

Hansard's Parliamentary Debates; Vol. CCLXXXVIII. June, 1884

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...of acquiring the English language and of crossing the seas to England in mere boyhood; and, whether Her Majesty's Government will take immediate steps to restore their former opportunities of examination to the Natives of India? Mr. J. K. CROSS: The best answer to this Question will be an accurate statement of the facts relating to the maximum limits of age, fixed from time to time, and of the number of Natives who have been selected by open competition for the Indian Civil Service. From 1855 to 1859, inclusive, 23 was the limit of age. During these years no Native of India was selected. From 1860 to 1865, inclusive, 22 was the limit. During that period one Native was selected. From 1866 to 1878, inclusive, 21 was the limit of age. Thirteen competitive examinations were held in those years, and 10 Natives of India were selected. From 1878 to 1883, inclusive, 19 was the limit; and during this period one Native of India was selected. The limit now (under an alteration, taking place last year for the first time) is practically 19; for the examination takes place in June, and what the Rule requires is that the candidate should not be over 19 oil the 1st of January preceding the examination. The hon. Member asks whether Government was informed that, if the age of examination was fixed sufficiently early, it woiild practically exclude Natives? The Government of India, in a letter of the 2nd of May, . 1878, written some time after it had been decided to reduce the age to 19, expressed the opinion that "The recent reduction of the standard of age for the competitive examination will practically render the competition of Natives educated in their own country a matter of exceptional difficulty." The assumption that the limitation of age to...show more

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