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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ACT 1858 Ankita Podder
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ACT 1858 o Started the new chapter in the constitutional development in India. o This Act known as the Act for the Good Government of India. o This act transferred the powers of government, territories and revenues to the British Crown from East India Company.
BACKGROUND STUDY o Sepoy mutiny of 1857.
COMPANY RULE CAME TO THE END o This act dissolve the company rule, dissolve the Court of directors and dissolve the Board of control. o Doctrine of Lapse was withdrawn. o Dual Government overthrow
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA o Lord Stanley was the first Secretary of state for o Crown will govern India directly by the help of o Council of India of the Secretary of the State o 7 of them were to be elected by the Court of India. Secretary of state for India. consisted of 15 members Directors and the rest of 8 members were to be appointed by the Crown.
SIGNIFICANCE o Office of Viceroy introduced. o Lord canning became the first Viceroy of India. o Indian Gov ernment was to be managed and administered in England.
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