Charter Act of 1833 PDF: One of the most important act in the history of India. Also known as St. Helena act 1833
LEASE EXTENSION: Initial given lease of 20 year was further extended and territory of India governed in the name of “CROWN”
EIC MONOPOLY ENDED: EIC ended monopoly over trade with and CHINA and TEA also ended.
RESTRICTION LIFTED: All restrictions on European Immigration and acquisition of property were lifted. hence leading to the increased colonization of India.
CENTRALIZATION OF GOVT: Financial, Legislative, and administrative centralization of govt. started. Governor-General was given the power to superintend control over the civil and military affairs of the company. Also, full control of Bengal, Madras, and Bombay was given to Governor-General.
DEPRIVATION OF LEGISLATIVE POWER: government of Madras and Bombay deprives of their legislative powers.
LAW MEMBER: law members were added for the first time in the Governor-General council to assist him in the Lawmaking processor problems. Indian law was codified and consolidated.
EQAUL EMPLOYMNET: Equal employment was given to all indian irrespective of caste, class gender or any kind of discriminations.
ABOLISH SLAVERY: steps were taken to abolish any kind of slavery.
Significance of the Charter Act of 1833
- The first step in the centralization of administration India.
- The ending of the EICs commercial activities. And making it into the British Crown’s trustee in administering India.
- Codification of laws under Macaulay.
- Provision for Indians in government service was made.
- Also, separation of the executive and the legislative functions of the council.
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A Brief About Charter Act of 1833 PDF
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