Consider the following statements about the Cabinet Mission Plan 1946:

  1. The cabinet mission recommended an undivided India
  2. It provided that all the members of the Interim cabinet would be Indians 
  3. It recognized Indian Right to cede from the Commonwealth

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

  Other major recommendations of the cabinet mission are:

  • The cabinet mission plan of 1946 proposed that there shall be a Union of India which was to be empowered to deal with the defense, foreign affairs and communications
  • The cabinet mission recommended an undivided India and turned down the Muslim league’s demand for a separate Pakistan. The Cabinet mission restricted the Communal representation
  • It provided that all the members of the Interim cabinet would be Indians and there would be minimum interference by the Viceroy
  • It also provided for formation of the constituent assembly on democratic principle of population
  • It recognized Indian Right to cede from the Commonwealth
  • The Union Government and its legislature were to have limited powers, dealing with Finance, Foreign Affairs and Communications. The union would have powers necessary to raise the finances to manage the subjects. Thus, the Cabinet Mission plan proposed a weak Centre. We can realize what would have been of the country if this plan was approved and implemented
  • All subjects other than the Union Subjects and all the residuary powers would be vested in the provinces
  • The Princely states would retain all subjects and all residuary powers

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module