Telegram from the Goverment of India Defence Department to Secretary of State for India issuing an ordinance for the formation of the Womens Auxiliary Corps (India).

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Allotted to Military Department

EN CLAIR TELEGRAM

From Government of India Defence Department to Secretary of State for India

Dated New Delhi, 01.30 hours, 9th April, 1942

Received 06.30 hours, 9th April 1942

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Under Sub-section (3) of Section (1) of India and Burma (Emergency Provisions) Act 1940 we are issuing an ordinance for formation for duration of war and twelve month thereafter of a Womens Auxiliary Corps (India). Corps will be declared to be members of His Majesty’s Military Forces and will be subject to Army Act. They will perform such duties as switchboard and wireless operators telephone orderlies clerks in offices or units storewomen in ordinance offices hospital dispensers mess sergeants in reinforcement camps and drivers of staff cars and ambulance etc. Any women British subject or subject of Indian State above age of eighteen eligible for enrolment. Pay and conditions of service will be regulated by rules framed thereunder.

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