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The Charter Act of 1833 made the Governor-General of ______ as the Governor-General of India and vested in him all civil and military powers.
1. Oudh State
2. Bengal
3. Berar Province
4. United Provinces

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Bengal

The correct answer is Bengal.

  • The Charter Act of 1833 made the Governor-General of Bengal as the Governor-General of India and vested in him all civil and military powers.

  • The Charter Act of 1833:
    • The Governor-General and his Council were given vast powers.
    • The Council got full powers regarding revenue, and a single budget for the country was prepared by the Governor-General.
    • For the first time, the Governor-General’s Government was known as the ‘Government of India’ and his Council as the ‘Indian Council’.
    • The Governor-General of Bengal was to be the Governor-General of India.
    • All powers, administrative and financial, were handed over to Governor-General in Council.
    • A Law Commission under Lord Macaulay was constituted for the codification of laws.

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