1. The Montford reforms stated a realistic policy — “If a responsible government is to be established in India, the more Indians we can employ in public service, the better.”
2. Recommended holding of simultaneous examination in India and England.
3. Recommended that one-third of recruitments be made in India itself—to be raised annually by 1.5 per cent.
4. The Act proposed the establishment of a Public Service Commission tasked with recruiting for the service.