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'Affairs of the East India Company: Appendix 2 to the evidence of James C. Melvill esquire', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 62: 1830, pp. 997-1000. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16415 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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Appendix 2 to the evidence of James C. Melvill esquire

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No. 2.

ESTIMATE of the AMOUNT in which the CHARGES of INDIA are expected to be diminished in future Years, as compared with 1828-29, by the various REDUCTIONS of ESTABLISHMENTS, Military and Civil, which either have been actually effected or are now in progress.

Reduction of the Charges of India in future Years, compared with 1828-29.
In 1829-30. In 1830-31. In 1831-32. In 1832-33.
MILITARY. £ £ £ £
Effect of Military Reductions at the Three Presidencies. (See the detailed Statements Nos. 1 to 3.) 387,684 643,121 765,639 888,380
Saving by the Reduction in the established Strength of King's Regiments in India (£100,000 of which, 1-5th, is estimated to take place in England) (fn. †) 40,000 60,000 80,000
CIVIL AND MARINE.
Effect of Reductions in Allowances and Establishments at the Three Presidencies. (See detailed Statement No. 4.) 73,437 108,852 125,594 141,174
SUBORDINATE SETTLEMENTS.
Reductions at Prince of Wales Island, Malacca and Singapore. (See Statement No. 5.) 40,020 41,760 41,760
Do. at St. Helena. (Do. No. 6.) 3,000 11,050 18,950 18,950
464,121 843,043 1,011,943 1,170,264
Add Sum in which it is estimated that the Territorial Charges incurred in England will fall short of their Amount in 1828-29 140,000 260,000 260,000 260,000
Aggregate estimated Diminution of Charge £ 604,121 1,103,043 1,271,943 1,430,264

Note.—The Military Reductions are estimated to produce their full Financial Effect in 1832-33.

(Errors excepted.)

East India House, 15th March 1830. JAMES C. MELVILL, Auditor of India Accounts.

Appendix to the Evidence of James C. Melvill Esquire—continued.

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Statement, No. 1.

BENGAL.

ESTIMATE of the EFFECT of the MILITARY REDUCTIONS which have been ordered at this Presidency; shewing the absolute Diminution of Charge which they are calculated to produce in future Years, as compared with 1828-29.

In 1829-30. In 1830-31. In 1831-32. In 1832-33.
Sonaut Rs Sonaut Rs Sonaut Rs Sonaut Rs
Saving by Reductions ordered previously to 1828-29 producing their full Effect 1.50.000 1.50.000 1.50.000 1.50.000
Reduction of 80 Men from each Regiment of Native Cavalry 85.600 1.71.000 1.71.000 1.71.000
Do. of 100 Men from each Regiment of Native Infantry 2.33.100 4.66.200 4.66.200 4.66.200
Two Guns withdrawn from each of the light Field Batteries 8.000 8.000 8000 8.000
Two Magazines abolished 4.200 4.200 4.200 4.200
Military Allowances of Officers in the Service of Native States withdrawn 20.000 20.000 20.000 20.000
Establishment of the Arsenal at Fort William reduced 4.500 4.500 4.500 4.500
Establishment of Warrant Officers reduced 14.000 28.000 42.000 47.000
Allowance for Quarter Masters Carts abolished 40.000 40.000 40.000 40.000
Military Secretary to Commander in Chief: Salary to be reduced on the next Vacancy 10.000 10.000 10.000
Two Deputy Assistant Quarter Masters General to be reduced as ordered by the Court 3.600 7.200
Four Stations constituted ½ Batta Stations 60.000 1.20.000 1.80.000 1.80.000
Establishment of Army Cattle reduced 1.00.000 1.60.000 1.60.000 1.60.000
Sanatarium discontinued 13.000 13.000 13.000 13.000
Appointment of Garrison Engineer, &c. of Fort William consolidated with that of Civil Architect 4.600 4.600 4.600 4.600
Ordnance Establishment of Ramghur Battalion reduced 3.000 5.300 5.300 5.300
Court's Orders.
Native Cavalry, Two Troops from each Regiment, including 2
Lieutenants and 1 Cornet
60.000 1.20.000 1.80.000 2.40.000
Native Infantry, Two Companies from each Regiment 2.40.000 4.80.000 7.20.000 9.75.000
Court's Orders.
European Infantry, 2 Lieutenants and 1 Ensign from each of the
2 Regiments
4.000 8.000 12.000 17.000
Court's Orders.
Engineer and Artillery, 2 First Lieutenants and 1 Second Do, from
each Battalion
(fn. *) 30.000 60.000 90.000 1.25.000
Reductions in the Barrack Department 22.000 30.200 30.200 30.200
Benares, Purneah and Orissa Provincial Corps disbanded 1.50.000 2.84.000 2.84.000 2.84.000
Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Corps of Irregular Horse disbanded 3.40.000 6.28.200 6.28.200 6.28.200
Establishments of Army Carriage Cattle reduced 1.80.000 2.88.500 2.88.500 2.88.500
Temporary Reduction of Expence in the Gunpowder Agencies 23.500 31.300 - -
Timber Agency at Nauthpore and the Timber Depot at Balloo Ghaut discontinued 15.700 21.000 21.000 21.000
Reductions in the Establishments of the Garrison Engineer, &c. in Fort William, and the Civil Architect at the Presidency 8.000 12.000 12.000 12.000
18.13.200 31.71.600 35.44.700 39.11.900
Deduct Saving in the Engineers, expected to be counterbalanced by an Increase of Expence at the other Presidencies 6.000 12.000 18.000 25.000
Sonaut Rupees 18.07.200 31.59.600 35.26.700 38.86.900
Or, £ 200,594 350,707 391,455 434,436

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Statement, No. 2.

MADRAS.

ESTIMATE of the EFFECT of the MILITARY REDUCTIONS ordered at this Presidency, shewing the absolute Diminution of Charge which they are calculated to produce in future Years, as compared with 1828-29.

In 1829-30. In 1830-31. In 1831-32. In 1832-33.
Rupees. Rupees. Rupees. Rupees.
Reduction of the Number of Army Cattle, and of 768 Troopers from the Light Cavalry 2.30.000 2.50.000 2.50.000 2.50.000
Reduction in the Strength of the Native Infantry 2.00.000 3.00.000 3.00.000 3.00.000
Light Infantry Regiments—One Puckally from each Company in Garrison 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000
First and Second Extra Regiments reduced One Half 60.000 60.000 60.000 60.000
Establishment of Tent Lascars reduced 12.000 18.000 26.000 26.000
Reduction in the Ordnance Department 50.000 50.000 50.000 50.000
Further Reduction in the Light Cavalry 84.000 1.68.000 2.52.000 3.36.000
Establishment of the Gun-carriage Manufactory reduced 10.000 17.000 23.000 23.000
Establishment for Manufacture of Gunpowder reduced 9.000 9.000 9.000 9.000
Vaccination Establishment at the Presidency reduced, and 30 Hospital Conicopolies discharged 6.000 6.000 6.000 6.000
Saving in the Hire of Carriage Bullocks 11.000 11.000 11.000 11.000
Saving in the Field Equipments of the Army 1.50.000 1.50.000 1.50.000 1.50.000
Expence of the Two Extra Regiments of Native Infantry 70.000 70.000 70.000 70.000
Reduction in the Number of Saddles with Light Cavalry Regiments, and short Issues of Grain 20.000 20.000 20.000 20.000
Field Allowances of certain Troops to be discontinued 35.000 35.000 35.000
Reductions at Penang and on the Tenasserim Coast 70.000 70.000 70.000 70.000
Veterinary Establishment at Arcot 6.000 6.000 6.000 6.000
Court's Orders.
Two Troops from each Regiment of Native Cavalry
59.500 1.19.000 1.78.500 2.38.000
Two Companies from each Regiment of Native Infantry 1.80.000 3.60.000 5.40.000 7.20.000
Rupees 12.30.500 17.22.000 20.59.500 23.83.000
Or, £ 140,628 196,800 235,371 272,343

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Statement, No. 3.

BOMBAY.

ESTIMATE of the EFFECT of the MILITARY REDUCTIONS ordered at this Presidency, shewing the absolute Diminution of Charge which they are calculated to produce in future Years, as compared with 1828-29.

In 1829-30. In 1830-31. In 1831-32. In 1832-33.
Rupees. Rupees. Rupees. Rupees.
Field Allowances to the Troops in Malwa discontinued (only One Month's Charge under this Head occurred in 1828-29) 17.500 17.500 17.500 17.500
Regimental Allowances of Officers in the Service of Native Princes struck off 2.000 2.000 2.000 2.000
Light Battalion at Poonah broken up 2.700 2.700 2.700 2.700
Reduction in the Strength of each Regiment of Native Cavalry and Native Infantry 1.80.000 3.60.000 5.40.000 7.20.000
Evacuation of Mhow by the Bombay Troops. (This Charge may be considered as transferred to Bengal.) 35.000 35.000 35.000 35.000
Troop Quarter Masters of Horse Artillery abolished 2.000 4.000 6.000 8.000
Reduction in the Stud Department 1.500 1.500 1.500 1.500
Court's Orders.
Two Troops from each Regiment of Native Cavalry and Two
Companies from each Regiment of Native Infantry, and Three
Subaltern Officers from the European Regiment
1.40.000 3.02.000 4.65.000 6.50.000
Two Companies from the Marine Battalion and from each of the Extra Battalions 5.000 11.000 18.000 26.000
Office of Inspector of Hill Forts in the Deccan abolished 4.200 6.300 6.300 6.300
Office Establishment of Inspecting Engineers advised 3.700 5.700 5.700 5.700
Establishment of Horses and Mules for the "Foot Artillery" Field Guns discontinued 36.000 62.000 62.000 62.000
Saving in the Commissary Department 2.400 4.800 4.800 4.800
10 Elephants transferred back to the Bengal Presidency. (This Expence must be considered as transferred to Bengal.) 4.000 8.000 8.000 8.000
Court's Orders.—Establishment of the European Infantry Regiments reduced 32.000 64.000 96.000 In the following Year 1.28.000
Expences of the Deccan and Concan Surveys reduced 16.000 38.400 38.400 38.400
Salaries of the Assistant Adjutant General and the Quarter Master General to be reduced on the next Vacancies, each 3.696 Rupees per Annum - - - -
4.52.000 8.92.900 12.76.900 16.83.900
Deduct transferred to Bengal 39.000 43.000 43.000 43.000
Rupees 4.13.000 8.49.900 12.33.900 16.40.900
Or, £ 46,462 95,614 138,813 184,601

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Statement, No. 4.

ESTIMATE of the EFFECT of the REDUCTIONS which have been ordered in the various CIVIL and MARINE DEPARTMENTS in INDIA, shewing the absolute Diminution of Charge which they are calculated to produce in future Years, as compared with 1828-29.

In 1829-30. In 1830-31. In 1831-32. In 1832-33. Ultimate Saving per Annum.
Sa Rs Sa Rs Sa Rs Sa Rs Sa Rs
BENGAL
Saving by a general Revision of the Allowances attached to Offices held by covenanted Civil Servants. (The new Rule of Service is not estimated to produce any Saving) 75.000 1.30.000 2.00.000 2.50.000 6.30.000
Abolition of Travelling Allowances (with certain Exceptions) 30.000 30.000 30.000 30.000 30.000
Saving by the Arrangements reported in Revenue Letters of 10th and 30th Dec. 1828. (Appointment of Commissioners of Revenue and Circuit, &c.) 50.000 60.000 70.000 80.000 1.07.000
Other Reductions 28.000 28.000 28.000 28.000 28.000
Abolition of Committees of Record in Bengal 59.000 59.000 59.000 59.000 59.000
Reductions in the Departments of Account, Pay and Audit 8.000 9.000 9.000 9.000 16.500
Saving in filling up the Appointments of Post Master General, Mint Master, and Superintendent of Stamps 30.000 31.000 31.000 31.000 46.000
Office of Superintendent and Remembrancer of Legal Affairs abolished 3.400 3.400 3.400 3.400 27.400
Reductions in the Marine Department 50.000 80.000 1.20.000 1.70.000 2.70.000
Total Sicca Rupees 3.33.400 4.30.400 5.50.400 6.60.400 12.13.900
Or, £ 38,674 49,926 63,846 76,606 140,812
MADRAS. Rupees. Rupees. Rupees. Rupees. Rupees.
Saving, by a general Revision of the Subordinate Establishments,
At the Presidency 39.800 39.800 39.800 39.800 39.800
In the Provinces 1.50.000 2.00.000 2.00.000 2.00.000 2.00.000
Proposed Saving in the Departments of Account and Audit at the Presidency 49.000
Abolition of the Office of Superintendent of Civil Pensions 8.200 8.200 8.200 8.200
Reductions in the Marine Department 15.000 20.000 25.000 31.000
Rupees 1.89.800 2.63.000 2.68.000 2.73.000 3.28.000
Or, £ 21,691 30,057 30,629 31,200 37,486
BOMBAY.
The Observatory discontinued 6.200 9.300 9.300 9.300 9.300
Office of Statistical Reporter abolished 9.200 9.200 9.200 9.200
Proposed Saving in the Departments of Account and Audit at the Presidency 26.760
Office of Agent for Sirdars proposed to be abolished 29.400
Reductions in the Political Department 40.000 50.000 60.000 70.000 80.000
Do. - in the Revenue Department 50.000 60.000 70.000 80.000 90.000
Do. - in the General Department 20.000 25.000 25.000 25.000 25.000
Rupees 1.16.200 1.53.500 1.73.500 1.93.500 2.69.600
Or, £ 13,072 17,269 19,519 21,768 30,330
Appendix to the Evidence of James C Mevill Esquire — continued.
Statement, No. 4.—Estimate of the Effect of the Reductions, &c. — continued.
Military Pay of Officers holding Civil Appointments ordered by the Court to be taken in Diminution of their Civil Allowances 1.00.000 1.00.000 1.00.000 1.00.000
Sicca Rupees 1.00.000 1.00.000 1.00.000 1.00.000
Or, £ 11,600 11,600 11,600 11,600
GRAND TOTAL £ 73,437 108,852 125,594 141,174 220,228

Statement, No. 5.

ESTIMATE of the REDUCTION which will be effected in the EXPENCES of PENANG, MALACCA and SINGAPORE, in future Years.

In 1829-30. In 1830-31. In 1831-32. Ultimate Reduction.
Sa Rs Sa Rs Sa Rs Sa Rs
Reduction which it is estimated will result from the Execution of the Court's Orders to Bengal, dated 7th April 1829, directing that the Government of the Three Settlements be constituted on a different Principle after 1st May 1830, and that various Offices be abolished Nothing. 3.00.000 3.00.000 3.50.000
Probable Saving from the proposed Abolition of the Recorder's Court 45.000 60.000 80.000
Total Sicca Rupees 3.45.000 3.60.000 4.30.000
Or, £ 40,020 41,760 49,880

Statement, No. 6.

ESTIMATE of the AMOUNT in which the CHARGES of ST. HELENA will be reduced in future Years, as compared with 1828-29, by the Operation of the Court's Orders.

In 1829-30. In 1830-31. In 1831-32. Eventual Saving per Annum.
£ £ £ £
Governor 2,300 2,300 2,300
Members of Council 1,800
Senior Merchants 1,200 800
Other Civil Servants 600 2,310
Chaplain 350 350 350
Military Establishment 6,000 13,000 16,000
Medical Ditto 1,200
Horse and Forage Allowances 400 400 400
Master Attendant 280
Various Savings 1,400 1,700 2,000
£ (fn. *) 11,050 18,950 27,440

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Footnotes

The Saving estimated under this Head in 1829-30 is considered to be counterbalanced by the Expence of providing permanent Cantonments for Three additional King's Regiments in India.
* The Saving in the Engineers is expected to be counterbalanced by a corresponding Increase of Expence in the same Branch at the other Presidencies.
* A Saving in 1829-30, of about £3,000, may be estimated, through the Operation of the Court's Orders.