The Charter Act of 1833

  • End of company’s trade monopoly even in tea and with China. Company was asked to close its business at the earliest.
  • Governor-General of Bengal to be Governor-General of India.
  • Ist Governor General of India- Lord William Bentick.
  • Government of Madras and Bombay deprived of legislative powers.
  • A fourth member, law member, added to council of Governor-General.
  • Government Service was thrown open to the people of India.
  • All laws made by Governor General in council henceforth to be known as Acts and not regulations.
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