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
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.