Subject: History Category: Modern History Topic: Pitt’s India Act, 1784/Pitts India Act UPSC
NCERT notes on important topics for the UPSC civil services exam. These notes will also be useful for other competitive exams like banking PO, SSC, state civil services exams and so on. This article talks about Pitt’s India Act, 1784.
The Pitt’s India Act, 1784 also called the East India Company Act, 1784 was passed by the British Parliament to correct the defects of the Regulating Act of 1773. This act resulted in dual control of British possessions in India by the British government and the Company with the final authority resting with the government. This act continued in effect till 1858.
The act is named after William Pitt the Younger, Britain’s Prime Minister when the act was passed.
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