J.S.C. Banerjee, Assistant Bishop of Lahore
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J.S.C Banerjee was a highly educated Indian Christian who, due to a shortage of European personnel in the twentieth century, was employed as a missionary in India in 1913 and given a European salary. Whilst some endorsed his unusually high salary, others at the time thought that Indian churches should support their own Indian missionaries and that Indian missionaries should be paid a level that the church could afford. This would mean a much lower salary in line with Indian salaries. Appointing Indians as missionaries and paying them lower salaries than their European counterparts became a cause of friction and was ended on the recommendation of the Church Mission Society (CMS) delegation to India in 1921-1922 which decided to stop employing more Indian missionaries under the CMS.