THE SIGNIFICANCE OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ACT, 1935

Subhash Chandra Prasa
2020 PARIPEX INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH  
The Government of India Act, 1935 was passed by British Parliament in August 1935. With 321 sections and 10 schedules, this was the longest act passed by British Parliament so far and was later split into two parts viz. Government of India Act, 1935 and Government of Burma Act, 1935. The demand for constitutional reforms in India has been quite old. The Government of India Act, 1935 derived material from four key sources viz. Report of the Simon Commission, discussions at the Third Round Table
more » ... Third Round Table Conference, the White Paper of 1933 and the reports of the Joint select committees. This act ended the system of dyarchy introduced by the Government of India Act 1919, and provided for establishment of a Federation of India to be made up of provinces of British India and some or all of the Princely states. However, the federation never came into being as the required number of princely states did not join it. It was the last constitution of British India which split Burma from it. It lasted until 1947, when British territory was split into Pakistan and India.
doi:10.36106/paripex/6103993 fatcat:6g6bnxahtrb2ffglav7yn7xxiq