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Correct Option is Government of India Act of 1858

Government of India Act of 1858 ended the system of double government by abolishing the Board of Control and Court of Directors established under the Pitts India Act 1784. 1. The powers of the Company’s Court of Directors were vested with the Secretary of State for India. This Secretary of State was to be a British MP and a member of the Prime Minister’s cabinet. He was to be assisted by a council of 15 members. He was also the channel of communication between the British government in Britain and the Indian administration. 2. This act also ended the doctrine of lapse. The Doctrine of Lapse was an annexation policy followed widely by Lord Dalhousie when he was India’s Governor-General from 1848 to 1856. It was used as an administrative policy for the extension of British Paramountcy.

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