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  • Government of India Act 1858


    • ”Act for the good government of India”
    • Abolished East India Company and transferred the powers of governor, territories and revenues to the British Crown
    • Abolished double government by abolishing Board Of Directors and Court of Proprietors
    • Governor General of India was made Viceroy of India (Lord Canning)
    • Secretary of State for India vested with complete authority and control over Indian administration, responsible ultimately to British Parliament
    • 15 member ‘council of India’ to assist S.O.S, an advisory body chaired by SOS.
    • Constituted ‘SOS in council’ with a power to sue and be sued in India as well as England