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William Bentinck


      William Bentinck 1828-35
No. William Bentinck-Reforms
1. He was appointed as Governor General in 1828.
2. His reforms can be divided into financial, Educational, judicial and social reforms.
   Financial Reforms
3. He introduced a new land revenue system in the North-West province.
4. As per this system land revenue was fixed for the next 30 years.
5. He reduced batta of the soldiers and reduced additional army at Madras, Bambay and in Bengal.
   Judicial Reforms
6. He abolished the four circuit courts established by the Cornwallis.
7. He introduced regional languages in courts.
8. He appointed Indians as Musifs and Sadar Armins but they can only try the cases in which Indians only involved.
   Social Reforms
9. He abolished Sati and enacted a resolution in 1829 in this regard with the help of Raja Ram Mohan Roy.
10. He suppressed the robberers called Thugs.
11. He entrusted the duty of suppresing Thugs to William Sleeman.
12. He also eradicated female infanticide.
   Educational Reforms
13. He decided to Utilise the money alloted for education by the charter Act, 1813 and 1833.
14. He believed that the western celucation is good for scientific knowledge and democratic ideas.
15. As per Macaulay Minutes, he introduced western Education in India in 1835.
16. English became medium of instruction in Schools and Colleges.

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