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The Indian Chemical Service

Naturevolume 105page354 (1920) | Download Citation



SIR P. C. RÂY'S objections to the proposal to form an Indian Chemical Service are based upon the fact that the Education Department of India has failed to realise the importance of research in connection with university teaching. However, I feel sure that he would not advocate the abolition of that Department, much less would he wish to see the Indian Education Service a mere adjunct to some other branch of the public services, without even provincial directors to look after the interests of himself and his colleagues. Every member of a Service knows that, in the event of a difference arising between himself and a member of another Service, he will have the support of a senior member of his own Service at each stage until the matter is perhaps settled by the Viceroy himself. Even directors-general and members of council are human, and inclined to support members of their own Department against the world.

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