How could the history of parliamentary democracy be traced in India?
The Regulating Act of 1773 marks the beginning of British parliamentary control over the affairs of the East India Company.
The Charter Act of 1833 terminated the trading rights of the Company.
Indian Council Act, 1861 – strengthened the Viceroy’s authority over his executive council by substituting “portfolio” or departmental system for corporate functioning
At its very first session, the Indian National Congress passed a resolution asking for the right to discuss the budget.
Ministry of Law and Justice is the oldest limb of the Government of India dating back to the Charter Act of 1833.
The said Act vested for the first time legislative power in a single authority, namely the Governor General of Council. After the commencement of the Government of India Act, 1919 the legislative power was exercised by the Indian Legislature constituted there under.