Consider the following statements about the Government of India Act 1935:

  1. The membership of Central Legislative Assembly and the Council of State was increased
  2. Provincial autonomy was introduced into the provinces
  3. The Dyarchy system was transferred from provinces to the centre

   Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

All of the above statements are correct
Salient Features of the Government of India Act 1935 were as follows:

  • Abolition of provincial dyarchy and introduction of dyarchy at centre
  • Abolition of Indian Council and introduction of an advisory body in its place
  • Provision for an All India Federation with British India territories and princely states
  • Elaborate safeguards and protective instruments for minorities
  • Supremacy of British Parliament
  • Increase in size of legislatures, extension of franchise, division of subjects into three lists and retention of communal electorate
  • Separation of Burma from India

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