Sickness in ADRIC

Academia Paper

‘Regulations Convening the Payment of Temporary Members of the Royal Irish Constabulary Who Become Non-Effective as a Result of Wounds or Sickness’, 30.ix.1921 (NA PRO T192/70) shows the regulations

In the case of ‘Ordinary sickness in no way due to their own default’, the ADRIC cadet or officer was to be placed on sick leave, which was not to amount to more than a total of forty-two days in six months or for twenty-eight continuous days. In either of those cases, his pay ceased immediately and any unused regular leave was used in balance.

If at fault for his sickness, the individual was to lose pay immediately.

If wounded in the line of duty, they were to continue his pay, uninterrupted, for twenty-eight days and then assess whether to continue his service or not. For decisions going against the individual, he had the right of appeal to the Chief Secretary’s Office.

 There were safeguards for discharging a member of the Auxiliary Division for medical unfitness. Before discharge, if the cadet claimed ‘his medical unfitness arises from his service in the Auxiliary Division’ he was to be evaluated by the RIC Surgeon. If the Surgeon agreed, he was to report this to the Deputy Inspector-General that a ‘pension recommendation in the usual form’ was to go to the Chief Secretary’s Office at the Castle. The Lords Commissioners of the Treasury did not oppose these rules and asked only that further clarifying information be attached to the application for such disability pensions. There were also provisions for softening the effects of these regulations if their imposition would cause unnecessary hardship.