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MR. H. M. LAHIRI

Examined the

underground watersupply problem of the Nurpur tahsil in the Kangra district on the 18th and 19th January, 1937. Returned from the field on the 9th May, 1937. Attached to the North-western Circle and left for geological survey work in the Kangra and Gurdaspur districts and the Chamba State, Punjab,

the 18th November, 1937. Dr. L. A. N. IYER

Returned from the field to Rangoon on
the Ist

March,
1937. Arrived

in Calcutta on transfer on the 4th March, 1937. Granted leave on average pay from the 5th March, 1937, to the 22nd March, 1937, and again from the 20th May, 1937, to the 27th July, 1937. Attached to the Southern Circle and left for field work in the Ratnagiri district, Bombay, on the 26th Novem

ber, 1937. MR. P. N. MUKERJEE . Returned from leave out of India on the

28th June, 1937. At headquarters to assist the Palæontologist in the bringing up to date the fossil galleries of the Indian Museum. Attached to the North-eastern Circle for work in the

Khasi and Jaintia Hills district, Assam. DR. A. K. DEY On foreign service in Jashpur

State. Returned from the field to Calcutta on the 4th May, 1937.

Left for field work in Jashpur State on the 15th

November, 1937. Mr. V. R. R. R. KHEDKER Returned to headquarters from camp

on the 12th May, 1937. Attached to the North-eastern Circle to

carry on geological mapping in the Khasi and Jaintia Hills district, Assam. Left for the field on the 2nd December, 1937.

MR. P. C. Das HAZRA

to

Returned from the field on the 21st May, 1937. Attached

the Northwestern Circle to continue his geological mapping in the Kashmir and Jammu State and also to visit Poonch State and

Gurdaspur

district, Punjab. Left for the field on the 18th November, 1937.

MR. S. RaY.

Artist.
Remained at headquarters. Granted

earned leave for 12 days from the 21st
October, 1937.

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A. B. DUTT.

Curator.
At headquarters.

Field Collector.
At headquarters till the 5th February,

1937. Left for the field on the 6th
February, 1937, for collecting fossil
specimens in the Parasia coalfield and
other

localities in the Chhindwara and Narsinghpur district, Central Provinces. Returned

the 13th March, 1937 and remained at head

quarters. Officiated as Assistant Geologist vice Dr.

A. K. Dey on foreign service and continued geological survey

work in Burma. Placed on

foreign

service under the Government of Burma from the 1st April, 1937. Returned from the field on the 30th April, 1937. Left for work in Burma on the 16th November, 1937. Assistant Chemist. Returned from leave

the 28th January, 1937, and remained at headquarters.

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Museum Assistants. D. GUPTA

At headquarters. M. S. VENKATRAM

Continued to officiate as Field Collector.

Returned to this Department from the
Coal Mining Committee on the 21st
April, 1937, and remained at head-

quarters.
V. BHASKARA RAO At headquarters. Granted leave

without pay for six and half months

from the 14th September, 1937. 2. The cadre of the Department, at the end of the year, consisted of 4 Superintending Geologists, 12 Geologists and 1 Chemist.

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ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES.

3. From the date of separation of Burma from India, 1st April. 1937, the Burma Circle, consisting of Messrs. Clegg, Bradshaw and Dutt, became the Burma Geological Department.

Mr. E. J. Bradshaw officiated as Superintending Geologist from Promotions and ap

the 1st June to the 14th November, 1937, pointments.

vice Mr. E. L. G. Clegg on leave. Mr. D. N. Wadia officiated as Superintending Geologist from the 16th March, 1937, to the 23rd November, 1937, vice Dr. C. S. Fox on leave.

Dr. B. C. Roy, B.Sc. (Cal.), A.I.S.M., D.I.C., M.Sc. (Lond)., Dr. Ing. (Freiburg), was appointed Geologist with effect from the 13th May, 1937.

Mr. A. B. Dutt continued to officiate as Assistant Geologist during the year vice Dr. A. K. Dey on foreign service in Jashpur State.

4. Dr. C. S. Fox was granted leave out of India on average pay from the 16th March, 1937, to the 23rd November, 1937. Mr. E. L. G. Clegg was granted combined leave out of India

from the 1st June to the 14th November, Leave.

1937. Mr. E. R. Gee was granted leave out of India on average pay for 6 months combined with study leave for 12 months with effect from the 30th April, 1937.

Mr. J. B. Auden was granted leave out of India on average pay for 2 months combined with leave on half average pay for 6 months

and study leave for 3 months and 24 days with effect from the 21st October, 1937, with permission to prefix the Puja holidays.

Mr. V. P. Sondhi was granted leave out of India on average pay for 4 months and 16 days combined with study leave for 12 months with effect from the 19th June, 1937.

Mr. B. C. Gupta was granted leave on average pay from the 25th May, 1937, to the 18th July, 1937.

Dr. L. A. N. Iyer was granted leave on average pay for 18 days from the 5th March, 1937, and again for 2 months and 8 days with effect from the 20th May, 1937.

HONOURS AND AWARDS.

5. The title of Rai Sahib was awarded to Mr. N. K. Ghosh, Chief Clerk of this Department.

The following members of this Department received the Coronation Medal:

(1) Dr. A. M. Heron, Director.
(2) Dr. C. S. Fox, Superintending Geologist.
(3) Mr. E. L. G. Clegg, Superintending Geologist.
(4) Mr. H. Crookshank, Superintending Geologist.
(5) Dr. A. L. Coulson, Superintending Geologist.
(6) Mr. E. J. Bradshaw, Geologist.
(7) Mr. D. N. Wadia, Geologist.
(8) Dr. J. A. Dunn, Geologist.
(9) Mr. D. Bhattacharji, Assistant Geologist.
(10) Rai Sahib N. K. Ghosh, Chief Clerk.
(11) Babu M. N. Chatterjee, First Assistant.

The Government of India prize of Rs. 500 awarded annually by the Council of the Mining, Geological and Metallurgical Institute of India for 'the best paper by a member read before the Institute and published in the Transactions each year' was awarded for the year ending the 31st October, 1936 to Mr. W. Gilbert, Reliance Firebrick and Pottery Co., Ltd., Barakar, for his paper entitled 'Some Aspects of the Ceramic Industry'. The Institute Gold Medal was presented to Mr. E. R. Gee for his paper entitled ' Economic Geology of the Northern Punjab with notes on adjoining portions of the North-West Frontier Province'.

LECTURESHIP.

6. Dr. J. A. Dunn continued to act as part-time Professor of Geology at the Presidency College, Calcutta, during the year 1937.

POPULAR LECTURES. 7. The following popular lectures were delivered by officers of the Department during the year :(1) Waziristan' by Dr. A. L. Coulson, at a meeting of the

Mining, Geological and Metallurgical Institute of India,

Calcutta. (2) ‘Siwalik Sedimentation' by Dr. A. L. Coulson, as Presi

dential Address to the Annual General Meeting of the

Geological Institute, Presidency College, Calcutta. (3) · The Uranium and Radium Resources of the World' by

Dr. M. S. Krishnan, at a meeting of the Geological

Institute, Presidency College, Calcutta. (4) 'A Geologist in the Mishmi Hills' by Mr. A. M. N. Ghosh,

at a meeting of the Geological Institute, Presidency

College, Calcutta. (5) ‘A Geologist in Russia' by Dr. C. S. Fox, at a Special

General Meeting of the Geological Institute, Presidency

College, Calcutta. (6) “Where Burma meets Siam' by Dr. A. M. Heron, at a

meeting of the Geological Institute, Presidency College,

Calcutta. (7) · Earthquakes' by Dr. M. S. Krishnan, at the University of

Madras.

EXHIBITIONS.

8. Exhibits of a popular character, such as collections of paleolithic implements or series of fossils illustrating progressive evolution or

retrogression, have found a place either in the Popular exhibits.

fossil galleries or in the visitors' waiting room of the Geological Survey, and have attracted considerable attention.

For the benefit of the delegates to the Jubilee Session of the Indian Science Congress, representative collections of typical verte

brate, invertebrate and plant fossils and rocks Exhibits for the

exhibited at the Science Congress.

Geological Survey Office and evoked much interest.

were

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