List of Committees and Commissions in India before Independence

The terms Committee and Commission can be defined as the special group delegated by a government to carry out a task. In this article, we have listed the Committees/ Commissions of British India, which was formed for either administrative reforms, judicial reforms or social reforms.
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List of Committees and Commissions in India before Independence
List of Committees and Commissions in India before Independence

The Committee and Commission refer to the special group delegated by a government to carry out a task. That task might be specific, one like to ascertain a particular fact or resolving a particular problem. The expert people are appointed to recommend actions in matters that require specialized knowledge or technical judgment. In this article, we have listed the Committees/ Commissions of British India, which was formed for either administrative reforms, judicial reforms or social reforms.

List of Committees and Commissions in India before Independence

Name of Committees/ Commissions

Year

Governor-General/Viceroy

Subjects of the Committees/ Commissions

Charles Wood Despatch

1854

Lord Dalhousie

Education

Hunter Commission

1882

Lord Ripon

Education

Raleigh Commission

1902

Lord Curzon

Education

Sadler Commission

1917

Lord Chelmsford

Education

Hartog Commission

1929

Lord Irwin

Education

Sargent Plan

1944

Lord Wavell

Education

Campbell Commission

1866

Sir John Lawrence

Famine

Stratchy Commission

1880

Lord Lytton ,

Famine

Lyall Commission

1886

Lord d Elgin-II

Famine

MacDonnell Commission

1900

Lord Curzon

Famine

Mansfield Commission

1886

Lord Dufferin

Currency

Fowler Commission

1898

Lord Elgin-II

Currency

Fraser Commission

1902

Lord Curzon

Agriculture

Babington Smith Commission

1919

Lord Chelmsford

Currency

Hunter Committee Report

1919

Lord Chelmsford

Punjab Disturbances

Muddiman Committee

1924

Lord Reading

To examine the working of Diarchy of the Montague-Chelmsford reforms

Butler Commission

1927

Lord Irwin

Indian States

Whitley Commission

1929

Lord Irwin

Labour

Simon Commission

 

Lord Irwin

To investigate the progress of the governance scheme and suggest new steps for reform

Sapru Commission

1935

Lord Linlithgow

Unemployment

Hilton young Commission

1939

Lord Linlithgow

Currency

Chatfield Commission

1939

Lord Linlithgow

Army

FIoud Commission

1940

Lord Linlithgow

Tenancy in Bengal

Above list of consists of Committees and Commissions which were constituted by the British during colonial period for administrative reforms, judicial reforms and social reforms.

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