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List of Committees and Commissions in India before Independence

 

The below list consists of Committees and Commissions, which were constituted by the British during colonial period for administrative reforms, judicial reforms and social reforms.

 

Name of Committees/ Commissions Year Governor-General/Viceroy Subjects of the Committees/ Commissions
Charles Wood Despatch 1854 Lord Dalhousie Education
Hunter Commission 1882 Lord Ripon Education
Raleigh Commission 1902 Lord Curzon Education (Indian Universities Act)
Sadler Commission 1917 Lord Chelmsford Education
Hartog Commission 1929 Lord Irwin Education
Sargent Plan 1944 Lord Wavell Education
Campbell Commission 1866 Sir John Lawrence Famine
Stratchy Commission 1880 Lord Lytton Famine
Lyall Commission 1886 Lord d Elgin-II Famine
MacDonnell Commission 1900 Lord Curzon Famine
Mansfield Commission 1886 Lord Dufferin Currency
Fowler Commission 1898 Lord Elgin-II Currency
Hilton Young Commission 1926 Lord Linlithgow Currency
Fraser Commission 1902 Lord Curzon Agriculture
Scott-Moncrieff Commission 1901 Lord Curzon Irrigation
Babington Smith Commission 1919 Lord Chelmsford Currency
Hunter Committee Report 1919 Lord Chelmsford Punjab Disturbances
Muddiman Committee 1924 Lord Reading To examine the working of Diarchy of the Montague-Chelmsford reforms
Butler Commission 1927 Lord Irwin Indian States
Whitley Commission 1929 Lord Irwin Labour
Simon Commission Lord Irwin To investigate the progress of the governance scheme and suggest new steps for reform
Sapru Commission 1935 Lord Linlithgow Unemployment
Chatfield Commission 1939 Lord Linlithgow Army
FIoud Commission 1940 Lord Linlithgow Tenancy in Bengal

Also Read: List of Socio-Religious Movements during 19th Century

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