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Correct Option is 1,2 and 3

The Government of India Act of 1858 This significant Act was enacted in the wake of the Revolt of 1857—also known as the First War of Independence or the ‘sepoy mutiny’. The act known as the Act for the Good Government of India abolished the East India Company and transferred the powers of government, territories and revenues to the British Crown 1. It established a 15-member Council of India to assist the secretary of state for India. The council was an advisory body. The secretary of state was made the chairman of the council. First Secretary of State for India was Lord Stanley. The secretary of state was a member of the British cabinet and was responsible ultimately to the British Parliament. Hence statement 1 is correct. 2. It ended the system of double government by abolishing the Board of Control and Court of Directors. Hence statement 2 is correct. 3. Viceroy of India became the direct representative of the British Crown in India. Lord Canning thus became the first Viceroy of India. Hence statement 3 is correct.

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