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In charge of the Province was a Government Agent ( always referred to as the G .
A . ) , a senior civil servant of 20 years ' service or more . The Provincial
government office or offices , the kachcheri , was always in the chief town of the
The kachcheri is separated from the road by a small courtyard , and adjoining it at
the back is the G . A . ' s Residency . Both are solid grey buildings with broad
verandahs and date , I think , from Dutch times . Attached to the Residency is
office I always sent for the head clerk and said to him : “ Every letter received in
this kachcheri after this week must be answered on the day of its receipt unless it
is waiting for an order from me or from the G . A . ” The answer of the head clerk ...
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