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Explain how the Government of India Act, 1919 began the genesis of responsible government in India.


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  1. Explain how the Government of India Act, 1919 began the genesis of responsible government in India.

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  • Briefly discuss the historical importance of the Government of India Act.
  • Discuss the major changes introduced by the Act and its impact .
  • Highlight the limitations of the Act and conclude accordingly.
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    The Government of India act 1919 was passed  on parliament  of the UK It was passed to expand participation of Indians in the Government of India. 

          The GOI act 1919,historically important as it led to the existence  of provincial self-government in India.It introduced provincial government dyarchy. By this act,Indians came direct contact with administration for the first .

      Major  changes of act 1919

  • The act had separate preamble which declare that the objective  of  British government was the gradual introduction  of responsible government  of  India.
  • The act made central legislature bicameral .
  • The act provides for the establishment  of public service commission in India for the first time.
  • The financial power of the central legislature  were also very much limited. 

There are some limitations........

This act extended consolidation and communal representation.

The franchise was very limited.

Allocation of the,seats for the central legislature was not based on population  but the province in the eye of British. 

Conclusion- This act was passed to expand participation  of Indians in the GOI. It was setto reviewed  by the Simon commission in 10 years.The act received royal assent on 23 December 1919.

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