Saturday, November 30, 2013

Charter Act of 1853 - Audio Lecture

Through this Charter Act of 1853, the Governor General's Council was segregated in two separate entities. One was the Executive Council and other the Legislative Council. So through this Charter Act of 1853 executive and legislative functions of the Governor General's Council were for the first time demarcated. The rule of the East India Company in India was further extended without any pre defined time limit and the East India Company was allowed to rule its possessions in India on trust for the British Crown.

Through this system an open competition for the recruitment of civil servants was introduced so the Macau lay Committee was appointed on the Indian Civil Services in 1854.

Of the six new members of the Central Legislative Council of the Governor General's Council four members were being appointed by the provincial governments of Agra, Bengal, Madras and Bombay.

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