To a question raised in the Legislative Assembly of India by Shri M.K.Acharya, the Hon’ble Member in Charge of Industries and Labour Department Mr.Bhupendra Nath Mitra, K.C.I.E., C.B.E. (Honours given by the Govt.) gave the following reply on 1st January 1926:
The number of Telegraphists as on 1st December 1925.
CADRE ANGLO-INDIAN INDIAN PAY SCALE
General Service 1,875 687 Rs. 80-5-100-10-250
Local Service 32 90 Rs. 55-5-120-10-180
Station Service 71 488 (a) Rs. 70-5-160 (b) 60-5-150
In the higher scale, most of the telegraphists were Anglo-Indians, while in the lower posts, Indians were more. Of course, the British were ruling the country. Gradually most of the posts were filled up by Anglo-Indians and Indians without any discrimination.