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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1887-1888-475

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CIVIL SERVICE CLASSES 473 petitions for the Higher Division and all other Appointments if between the prescribed limits of age and the upper limit is extended in favour of persons already in the service see on page 465 Second Class Clerks India Office -The limits of age are 17 and 20 The salaries are 80 £90 £100 for the first three years rising afterwards by triennial increments of £25 to £250 When these clerkships are vacant they are offered to and generally accepted by the highest candidates on the Lower Division successful list Customs Outport Clerks -The term Outport 18 applied to all the Ports of the United Kingdom where there is Customs Establishment excepting London alone These appointments are in future to be filled partly by examinations limited to out-door Officers of Customs see page 479 and partly by open examinations The limits of age for the open examin- ations are 17 and 20 2nd Class Clerks rise from £70 by £5 annually for years then by £10 to £200 Many 2nd Class Clerks have special allowances in addition to the above service salary They are eligible for promotion without examination to- 1st Class Clerkships £220-£15-£400 and Outport Collectorships £200-£1 200 As open competitions will not be frequent and the clerkships filled by them not numerous success may be delayed even though it may be certain Candidates are therefore advised meantime to take the Lower Division Examinations Lower Division Clerks are eligible for Outport Clerkships and will probably secure very large proportion of these appointments being largely replenished in certain Departments from the best members of the Lower Division It will probably always be necessary to reserve power of direct appointment to the Upper Division but there are many Departments in which this power need not-so far as my Lords can foresee-be exercised habituaUy or even frequently Promotion from the Lower to the Higher Division may therefore fairly be considered as legitimate aspiration for the superior members of the former Treasury Letter dated 1-9th June 1884
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