What is the Lee commission?

The Lee Commission was a body appointed under the chairmanship of Lord Lee of Fareham by the British Government in 1923. Its purpose was to consider the ethnc composition of the Indian public services of the government of India. The Lee Commission had an equal number of Indian and British members.

The Lee Commission proposed in 1924 that 40 percent of future entrants should be British, 40 percent Indians directly recruited, and 20 percent Indians promoted from the provincial service.

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