The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - Appendices. 'Detailed Report on the Naga Hills Expedition of 1878-80', Capt. P.J. Maitland

caption: transport and supplies
caption: transport corps
medium: reports
person: Chambers/ Maj.
person: Maitland/ Capt. P.J.
date: 1880
person: India Office Library, London
refnum: IOR L/MIL/17/18/24
text: The sanctioned strength and organisation of the combined transport corps ( On account of the excessive exposure and hard work entailed by transport work in the wet season these allowances were afterwards raised to:- Native officers Re.1; Non- Commissioned Officers annas 8; Sepoys annas 4. This was to be for the rainy season of 1880 only, and was not to be considered a precedent. ( Military Department No. 4731S.T., dated Simla, 30th July 1880.) In the Duffla expedition the Native Non-Commissioned Officers ( 1 per 100 coolies) received and extra allowance equal to 50 per cent of their pay.) was as under:-
text: Staff
1 European officer as commandant.
1 European Sergeant.
text: (Subsequently allowed only Rs. 80, and a veterinary subordinate officer appointed on Rs. 100 (Rs. 60 to be drawn by himself and Rs. 40 paid to his family in Calcutta). ( Military Department No. 2014S.T., dated 24th February 1880).)
1 Peon.
1 Weighman.
text: The Gomashta and English writer were instead of the two Moonshies previously sanctioned.
text: The Native officers and soldiers were supplied by the following corps:-

text: _____________Pony__Establishment.
_15__________do. (for spare ponies)
_100_Grass-cutters__...______..._____Rs. 8 per mensem.
text: ( These were subsequently sanctioned (Military Department No. 2839S.T., dated 10th April 1880), on account of the difficulty in obtaining grass for the ponies. They were equipped with-
1 Kookrie or dao.
1 Sickle.
1 Blanket.
1 Pair shoes.
1 Waterproof sheet.
text: 1 Jemadar and 2 Duffadars to supervise the grass-cutters were sanctioned ( Military Department No. 3044S.T., dated 22nd April 1880).
330 ponies ( including 10 per cent spare).
text: Medical aid was afterwards provided for the transport corps.
text: (6) All the personnel were to receive free rations and kit on the scales already laid down. Twenty moochees were to be temporarily engaged as far as Golaghat to assist in fitting saddlery to the ponies on their disembarkation at that place.