The Dual System of Government was Abolished by ____ in 1772 and Bengal was Brought Under Direct Control of the British

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The Dual system of government was abolished in 1772 by Warren Hastings, which had originally been initiated by Robert Clive. The dual system of government was initially introduced in Bengal by Robert Clive, who was a member of the British East India Company. This year lasted from 1765 to 1772. The dual system was abolished by Warren Hastings in 1772, and Bengal later came under the direct control of the British.

Abolition of the Dual System of Government

Warren Hastings was appointed as the governor-general of Bengal, and he abolished the dual framework of government in 1772 and brought the state under the direct control of the British. Hastings felt that the administration of Bengal was in utter chaos before he was appointed. Due to this, the Bengal administration passed entirely into the hands of the British East India Company.

Earlier, the Bengal administration was divided into two groups: Nizamat and Diwani. The Nizamat was under the control of the Nizams, and the Diwani was under the control of the British. The Nizamat was considered the territorial jurisdiction in Bengal, where the Nawab held most of the power.

However, everything changed after the British abolished the dual system of government. After the abolition, the Nizams were withdrawn from the Nizamat and were left only as pensioners and beneficiaries under the East India Company.

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