Regulating Act (India Act)

(95 words)
  • Editors

Historical Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : .

Sometimes known as “Lord North’s India Bill”, the Act established the post of Governor-General to take control over all British possessions in India (notably Bengal, Bombay, Madras), to be resident at Fort William in Bengal. This Act is the first formal recognition of de facto British governmental responsibility for the activities of the East India Company in India. The Governor was to rule with Council comprising four other members from outside the Company, the appointments to be approved by the Company’s directors and the Cabinet. Warren Hastings was appointed as the first Governor-General.

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.

Editors. "Regulating Act (India Act)". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
[, accessed 03 July 2015.]