Modern History Simplified: Civil Service reforms in Charter Act of 1853

Charter Act of 1853
1. Although the Charter Act of 1833 theoretically threw open the services to the Indians, the relevant provisions were never really implemented.
2. The 1853 Charter Act ended the Company’s patronage, enjoining recruitment to be through an open competition henceforth.
3. The Indians, however, were barred from high posts from the very beginning.
4. After 1857, when the Indians claimed a share in higher services, the Proclamation of 1858 declared the British intention of including the Indians, freely and impartially, in offices under the civil service.

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