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Encyclopedia > Government of India Act 1919

In order to hasten the participation of the natives of India in the government of India, the British passed the Government of India Act of 1919. The Secretary of State for India, Mr. Montagu, and the Viceroy, Lord Chelmsford, had prepared the report which served as the basis for the creation of the legislation. In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ...


The Act incorporated the idea of a dual form of government (referred to as a "dyarchy") for the major provinces. The rules were a complex set of instructions. For example, the provincial legislative council of each major province acted to monitor the activities of the provincial ministers.


The Act of 1919 also provided for a high commissioner to reside in London who would represent India there in Great Britain. The Act covered ten years, 1919-29. St. ...


See also

The British Raj is an informal term for the British colonial administration of most of the Indian subcontinent, or present-day India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, also included from 1886 was Burma. ... The office of Secretary of State for India or India Secretary was created in 1858 when India was brought under direct British rule (British Raj). ... India Office was the office of the British Secretary of State for India. ... The Governor-General of India (or Governor-General and Viceroy of India) was the head of the British administration in India. ... The term Government of India Act refers to several Acts passed by the British Parliament to regulate the government of British India, in particular: Government of India Act 1833 (also known as the Charter Act 1833), which created a Governor-General of India Government of India Act 1858, under which... Some factual claims in this article or section need to be verified. ... The History of India for times preceding 1947 is inseparable from that of the history of the Indian subcontinent as a whole. ... The History of Pakistan for times preceding 1947 overlaps with that of the history of the Indian subcontinent, Afghanistan, and Iran. ...

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