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REGULATING ACT OF 1773

  • the act started central administration in India
  • The limit for being a member of the court of proprietors was raised from £500 to £1000 share value which made the court of proprietors compact.
  • Governor of Bengal was made Governor General of Bengal with Madras and Bombay presidencies subordinate to him.
  • Company servants were prohibited from private trade and accepting presents and bribes from public
  • A four-membered executive council, Governor General in Council (Council of 4) to assist Governor-general with 3 members from Board of Directors and 1 Commander in Chief
  • Supreme Court established at fort William and a Chief Justice along with 3 judges from England appointed Court of Directors to report civil, revenue, and military affairs to British government
  • Recognised political and administrative function of the company