Charter Act of 1813
- The Act extended the monopoly of company in trade except in trade in tea & trade with China.
- It permitted the Christian Missionaries to enter into India subject to their getting permission from Court of Directors or Board of Control.
- The Act laid down 1 lac rupees for the spread of education in India.
Charter Act of 1833
- It ended the earlier exception of trade with China and trade in tea.
- The Governor General of Bengal was given a new designation known as Governor General of India. Executive powers over the entire British India was given to this Governor General Executive council.
- For Legislative purposes Governor General and his council was given an additional member who would be a legal expert and this bigger authority came to known as Governor General Legislative Council.
- Governors of Bombay and Madras were deprived of their powers of making law and the all the power was centralized Governor General Legislative Council.
- The Act provided that while appointing anyone in the services of the company no discrimination based on race, religion, caste & color be followed.
- The Act said that Government of India should take steps for the improvement of condition of slaves.
- The Charter Act of 1833 first time introduced the provision of open competition for recruitment in Indian Covenanted services.
Charter Act of 1853
- The Act extended the privilege of the Company to keep its territory till the time Parliament called for.
- The number of members in Court of Directors were reduced from 24 to 18, out of which 6 were nominated by the crown.
- For legislative purposes 6 additional members were added. Legal member that was added in 1833 Act was included in the Governor General Executive Council.
- It provided for open competition of the Indian Covenanted Services (ICS).
- The chief aim of the British was to enable Company to exploit India economically to the maximum advantage of various British interests.