Q. Consider the following statements with respect to Indian councils Act, 1892:
1. Members in Imperial Legislative Council and State Legislative Councils are increased
2. No discussion on budget
3. Principal representation were introduced
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C

Number of additional members in Imperial Legislative Councils and the Provincial Legislative Councils was raised. In Imperial Legislative Council, now the governor-general could have ten to sixteen non-officials (instead of six to ten previously).

The non-official members of the Indian legislative council were to be nominated by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and provincial legislative councils. The members could be recommended by universities, municipalities, zamindars and chambers of commerce. So the principle of representation was introduced.

Budget could be discussed.

Questions could be asked.

Source: ForumIAS