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The governor general originally had power only within the Presidency of Fort William in Bengal. The Regulating Act, nevertheless, granted them additional powers regarding foreign affairs and defense. The other presidencies of the East India Company (Madras, Bombay and also Bencoolen) weren’t allowed to declare war on or create peace with a Indian prince without receiving the prior consent of the governor-general and Council of Fort William.

List of Governors-General of Bengal

Year Governors-General of Bengal Major Reforms & Events
1772-1785 Warren Hastings First Governor of Bengal End to the dual system of administration 

Regulating Act of 1773

Supreme court at Calcutta

Asiatic Society of Bengal

First Anglo-Maratha War and Treaty of Salbai

First English translation of Bhagavad Gita

Pitt’s India Act-1784

1786-1793 Lord Cornwallis Establishment of Appellate courts and lower grade courtsEstablishment of Sanskrit college 

Third Anglo-Mysore War and Treaty of Seringapatam

Introduction of Permanent Settlement and civil services

1793-1798 Sir John Shore Charter act of 1793Policy of Non-intervention 

Battle of Kharda

1798-1805 Lord Wellesley Introduction of Subsidiary Alliance SystemFourth Anglo- Mysore war and the Treaty of Bassein 

Second Anglo – Maratha war

Establishment of Madras presidency

Establishing Fort William College at Calcutta

1805-1807 Sir George Barlow The Acting Governor-General of India until the arrival of Lord Minto, 

Diminished the area of British territory because of his passion for economy and retrenchment,

The Mutiny of Vellore took place in 1806

1807-1813 Lord Minto I Concluded the treaty of Amritsar with Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1809,Introduced the Charter Act of 1813
1813-1823 Lord Hastings The policy of Non-intervention came to an end third Anglo-Maratha war Abolition of Peshwaship Establishment of the Ryotwari System in Madras (By Thomas Munroe) and Bombay Mahalwari system in north-western Provinces and Bombay
1823-1828  Lord Amherst The annexation of Assam leading to the first Burmese war of 1824, The mutiny of Barrackpore in 1824

Governors-General of India

Year Governors-General of India Major Reforms
1828-1835 Lord William Bentinck First Governor-General of India (Charter Act of 1833 made Governor-General of Bengal as Governor-General of India.) 

Abolition of Sati

Suppression of Thugi, infanticide and child sacrifices.

English Education Act of 1835

Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata

1835-1836 Lord Charles Metcalfe ‘Liberator of the Indian press 

detached all restraints on an open press

1836-1842 Lord Auckland Dedicated himself to the improvement of native schools and the expansion of the commercial industry of India 

The first Anglo-Afghan war

1842-1844 Lord Ellenborough Sindh was annexed
1844-1848 Lord Hardinge I First Anglo Sikh War (1845-46)
Lord Dalhousie (Governors-General of India) introduced ‘Doctrine of Lapse‘ 

Doctrine of Good

Charles Wood Dispatch

Post Office Act, 1854

1st Railway line connecting Bombay and Thane

Established engineering college in Roorkee

Second Anglo-Sikh War

First telegraph line

Establishment of the Public Works Department

Abolition of titles and pensions.

Started Competitive  examination for Indian Civil Services

Widow Remarriage Act

1856-1857 Lord Canning Three universities at Calcutta, Madras and Bombay in 1857 were established 

Revolt of 1857 took place

Note – Post-1857 Revolt, Governor-General of India was made Viceroy of British India and Canning became the first Viceroy of India/British India.

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