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The Indian Councils Act 1861 1. It made a beginning of representative institutions by associating Indians with the law-making process. It thus provided that the viceroy should nominate some Indians as non-official members of his expanded council. In 1862, Lord Canning, the then viceroy, nominated three Indians to his legislative council—the Raja of Benaras, the Maharaja of Patiala and Sir Dinkar Rao. 2. Legislative councils were formed in other provinces in Bengal in 1862, North-West Frontier Province in 1866 and Punjab and Burma in 1897. 3. It empowered the Viceroy to issue ordinances, without the concurrence of the legislative council, during an emergency. The life of such ordinance was six months. Hence all statements are correct.

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