The Pitts India Act, 1784

  • This Act gave the British government the supreme control over Company’s affairs and its administration in India.
  • Established dual system of governance.
  • Court of directors consisting of 24 members to look after commercial functions.
  • Board of control consisting of six parliamentary commissioners appointed to control civil, military and revenue affairs of India.
  • Strength of Governor general in council reduced to 3.
  • Subordinated the Bombay and Madras presidency to Bengal in all questions of war, diplomacy and revenues.
  • First effective substitution of Parliamentary Control over East India Company.
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