The Government of India Act 1833

This Act was also known as Saint Helena Act 1833. This Act extended the charter by 20 years. It contained the following provisions:
  1. It redesignated the Governor-General of Bengal as the Governor-General of India. 
  2. Under its provision Lord William Bentinck was the first Governor-General of India. 
  3. It deprived the Governor of Bombay and Madras of their legislative powers. The Governor-General was given exclusive legislative powers for the entire British India. 
  4. It ended the activities of the Company as a commercial body and became a purely administrative body. 
  5. It attempted to introduce a system of open competitions for the selection of civil servants. However this provision was negated after opposition from the Court of Directors who were still holding the privilege of appointing the companies officials.

Choose the correct answer
a. Charter Act of 1833 created the post Governor General of India.
b. Charter Act, 1833 deprived the Governors of Bombay and Madras their legislative powers.
c. Charter Act, 1853 introduced open competitive system for recruitment of civil servants.
d. Macaulay Committee on the Indian Police Service was formed in 1854 and it drafted the Indian Police Act,1861.

Only a,b is correct.
Only a,c is correct.
Only a,b,c is correct.
a,b,c,d is correct.