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List of Committees and Commissions in India before Independence

26-FEB-2018 18:13
    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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