Who among the following is known to have first granted the famous "double batta" to the East India Company?

Answer: [A] Mir Jafar

Mir Jafar, the Company’s puppet Nawab of Bengal, first granted the famous “double batta” to the East India Company. Batta was a field allowance or extra pay or Active-Service allowance of the Company’s troops. Mir Jafar had doubled it when he had been installed for the second time as Nawab of Bengal. But in 1766, the Court of Directors decided to stop it. 

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