Lord Lytton (1876-1880)
In 1876 Treaty with Kalat took place and famine took place in Deccan.
Imperial Darbar in 1877 to mark the assumption of the title of Empress of
India by Queen Victoria.
Proposed to constitute Imperial Privy Council comprising of princes.
Vernacular Act passed in 1878, Arms Act 1878 repealed and Factory Act was
Lowering Age of civil services to 19 only.
In 1878 Stolietoff’s mission was sent to Kabul and Indian troops sent to
Second Anglo- Afghan war in 1878
In 1879 Treaty of Gandammak and abdication of Yakub.
The Provincial Government was given the control of the expenditure upon all
ordinary provincial services including land revenue, excise, stamps, law and
justice and general administration.
Sir John Strachey the finance member of the viceroy council tried to
equalize the rates of salt duties in the British provinces.
The famine of 1876-1878.
The British parliament passed the Royal Titles Act investing Queen Victoria
with the title of Kaiser-i-hind or Queen Empress of India.
Introduced the gold standard into the monetary system.