[ B. N. Sarma, A. P. Muddiman and C. A. Innes. ] Printed Indian government report, examining 'the question of the separation of judicial from executive functions'.

Author: 
B. N. Sarma [ Sir Bayya Narasimheswara Sarma (1867-1932) ]; A. P. Muddiman [ Sir Alexander Phillips Muddiman (1875-1928) ]; C. A. Innes [ Sir Charles Alexander Innes (1874-1959) ]
Publication details: 
'L429HD - 50 [ i.e. 50 copies? ] - 23-11-25 [ i.e. 23 November 1925 ] - GIPS [ Government of India Printing Service? ]'.
£250.00
SKU: 20071

[1] + 45pp., foolscap 8vo. Printed on the rectos of 46 leaves, unbound and stapled together. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, but with rusted staples causing the first and last leaf to loosen. The preliminary page carries the following statement: 'In compliance with the Order in Council, dated the 21st February 1925, we have examined the question of the separation of judicial from executive functions and we append our Report. | Our colleague, Sir Muhammad Habibullah, attended our first two meetings, but he was, owing to illness, unable to attend our third meeting on the 27th July or our final meeting on the 5th October when we passed the Report. From the discussions at the earlier meetings we understand, however, that he agrees generally with our conclusions. | Our colleague, Sir Narasimha Sarma, made certain proposals which we considered in Part III of our Report. Annexed to the report is a supplementary note by him explaining those proposals.' The report itself is divided into three parts: I, 'Present position of the District Officer'; 2, 'Extent to which the duties of the District Officer in India necessitate that he should perform both executive and judicial functions'; 3, 'Scheme of separation of executive from judicial functions proposed by the Hon'ble the Law Member'; 4, 'The separation of functions which can be effected in India at the present time'; 5, 'Schemes of separation of functions in Mysore and Baroda'. There are in addition two supplementary 'Annexures', the first containing extracts from a parliamentary bill, the second the 'Scheme of separation of executive from judicial functions proposed by the Hon'ble the Law Member' (the latter signed in type 'B. N. SARMA. | 30th October 1925.' For Muddiman and Innes, see their entries in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Sarma was a Theosophist and conservative figure within the Indian Congress. Scarce: no other copy traced on OCLC WorldCat or on COPAC.