Governor Generals and Viceroys of India

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Lord Elgin (1862-1863)

Lord Lawrence (1864-1869)

  • Telegraphic communication was opened with Europe.
  • High court was established at Calcutta, Bombay and Madras in 1865.
  • Expanded canal work and railways.
  • Created the Indian Forest Department.

Lord Mayo (1869-1872)

  • Started the process of financial decentralization in India.
  • Established the Rajkot College at Kathiawar and Mayo College at Ajmer for the Indian Princes.
  • For the first time in Indian history, a census was held in 1871.
  • Organished the Statistical Survey of India.
  • Was the only Viceroy to be murdered in office by a Pathan convict in the Andamans in 1872.

Lord Northbrook (1872-1876)

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