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