The Indian Constitutional Reforms: As Sanctioned by the British Parliament and Assented to by His Majesty the King-Emperor With a Fore by Rai Sahib Mathura PrasadThe Indian Constitutional Reforms: As Sanctioned by the British Parliament and Assented to by His Majesty the King-Emperor With a Fore by Rai Sahib Mathura Prasad

The Indian Constitutional Reforms: As Sanctioned by the British Parliament and Assented to by His…

byRai Sahib Mathura Prasad

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Excerpt from The Indian Constitutional Reforms: As Sanctioned by the British Parliament and Assented to by His Majesty the King-Emperor With a Foreward by the Hon. Sir Bipin Krishna Bose, Kt; C. I. E., Nagpur

A great constitutional change in the govern ment of the country is about to be introduced. Hitherto it has been ruled by an official agency charged by the Parliament with the duties of the administration and responsible to it alone for their due discharge. The Government of India Act, to which Royal assent has been given has declar ed progressive realization of responsible govern ment, that is, government of the people by the people, as its final aim, and as a substantial step in this direction it directs the immediate transfer to the control of the people of some very important departments of government, such as, education, local self-government, agriculture, industry &c. The method by which this object is to be at tained in our Province as in other Provinces is by the creation of a Legislative Council in which the members with a very few necessary exceptions will bexwholly elected by the people by a direct system of representation. The departments to be trans ferred to popular control are to be in charge of nfipisters to be chosen from the elected members oft his Council and enjoying the confidence of the majority of them. Thus, the responsibility for the proper administration of the transferred sub jects will in-the first instance, rest with the popular ministers. They in their turn will, be responsible to the elected rgirjmbers of the Council, who again will be responsible to their constituents, that is, the people. Thus, final responsibility for goodgovernment so far as the transferred subjects are concerned, will cease to be with the officers of go vernment as now constituted and will rest on the shoulders of the people themselves. If any thing goes wrong here, they will have to thank themsel ves, For it is they who will choose the men who will speak and act for them in the Council and from among the/men so chosen, will be appomted the ministers in immediate charge.

The ideas underlying this great change are altogether new to the vast majority of the people of these Provinces A wide-spread and systematic propaganda will have to be carried on to make them understand the real situation and realise the great power for good or evil that will be placed in their hands.

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Title:The Indian Constitutional Reforms: As Sanctioned by the British Parliament and Assented to by His…Format:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.26 inPublished:January 23, 2019Publisher:1KG LimitedLanguage:English

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