Q. Which of the following Governor – General of India was considered as the father of local self-government in India?

[A] Lord Mayo

[B] Lord Ripon

[C] Lord Dufferin

[D] Lord Curzon

Answer: B

Ripon’s Resolution of 1882: The Government of Ripon desired the provincial governments to apply in case of local bodies the same principle of financial decentralization which Lord Mayo’s Government had begun towards them. For his contributions, Lord Ripon is called father of local self-government in India. 

Source: Spectrum’s A Brief History of Modern India.