Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
In other branches, and particularly in the textile industries, there has been less success in this direction. Here also there have been effort to replace European supervision by Indian, but in a number of cast.-the method of recruiting and training has been faulty. The European brought out in the first instance to a subordinate supervisory post was a workman promoted from the ranks. A number of the Indians brought in to replace him have not had the same advantages They have been appointed to act as supervisors without having previously shared the experience of the workmen; and there is no general endeavour to secure literates as workmen, with a view to their promotion or otherwise. We recommend that the textile industries should endeavour to secure apprentices with a preliminary education. We recognise that this may not be easy, but their recruitment would benefit industry and would mean the opening of fresh avenues of employment for a class whose needs are great.