What changes were made by the “Act for the Good Government of India”?

1. The designation of Governor General of India was changed to Viceroy of India

2. Established the new office of Secretary of State for India

3. Made substantial changes into the Board of Control and Court of Directors

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [A] Only 1 & 2

Government of India Act 1858 is known as “Act for the Good Government of India”. This act abolished the East India Company, and transferred the powers of government, territories and revenues to the British Crown.

The third statement in this question is not correct as the act ended the system of double government by abolishing the Board of Control and Court of Directors.

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