Prelims 320

The provisions of Government of India Act, 1935 were influenced by which of the following documents?
1. Indian Statutory Commission report.
2. Hartog Committee Report.
3. White paper prepared after deliberations at Round Table Conferences.
4. Nehru Report.
Select the correct answer from the code given below.
A.
1, 2 and 3 only
B.
1, 3 and 4 only
C.
1 and 3 only
D.
2 and 4 only
Explanation :
Among the principle sources from which the Government of India Act, 1935 drew its material was:
Indian Statutory Commission Report (popularly known as Simon Commission report),
The report of the All Parties Conference (the Nehru Report), 1928 was a memorandum outlining a proposed new dominion status constitution for India.
White paper issued after the discussions at the three round table conferences in 1933, which gave details of the working basis of the new constitution of India i.e. dyarchy at the Centre and responsible government.
The Joint select committee report- chaired by Lord Linlithgow, reviewed the white paper proposals at great length.
The Lothian report determined the electoral provisions of the act.
Hartog Committee was appointed to survey the growth of education in British India. In 1929, the Hartog Committee submitted its report. It devoted far more attention to mass education than Secondary and University Education. The committee was not satisfied with the scanty growth of literacy in the country and highlighted the problem of ‘Wastage’ and ‘Stagnation’ at the primary level. The Hartog Committee had concentrated its attention more on primary and secondary education and less on university education.

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