Responsible Government

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Bannerjee, Das & Company, 1917 - India - 149 pages

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Page 96 - the policy of His Majesty's Government, with which the Government of India are in complete accord, is that of the increasing association of Indians in every branch of the administration and the gradual development of selfgoverning institutions with a view to the progressive realization of responsible government in India as an integral part of the British Empire".
Page 131 - I would add that progress in this policy can only be achieved by successive stages. The British Government and the Government of India, on whom the responsibility lies for the welfare and advancement of the Indian peoples, must be judges of the time and measure of each advance...
Page 131 - ... steps should be that there should be a free and informal exchange of opinion between those in authority at home and in India. His Majesty's Government have accordingly decided, with His Majesty's approval, that I should accept the Viceroy's invitation to proceed to India to discuss these matters with the Viceroy and the Government of India, to consider with the Viceroy the views of local Governments, and to receive with him the suggestions of representative bodies and others.
Page 103 - ... misunderstandings and enabled us to discover common ground. (UN. GA. 14th. Doc. A/PV. 819, p. 7) INDIA (Krishna Menon) October 6, 1959 There has been a degree of criticism and, on the part of the SecretaryGeneral, what sounds somewhat like an apology for the development of events outside the United Nations. So far as the Government of India is concerned, we do not look upon this as though we have to suffer through things as they are or make the best of a bad position. We think that the developments...
Page 9 - We saw it during the conflict between the House of Commons and the House of Lords over the Veto Bill— -it is a matter of recent history ; down with the "dooks" that was the cry of the man in the streets then.
Page 68 - ... Viceroy. It was regarded — not by us Extremists — but by those who always looked up to these appointments as the highest reward of public service as a great advantage.. MERE ASSOCIATION WILL NOT DO— WE WANT REAL POWER. We said : No. What does a few places in the Executive Council actually mean so far as the rights and liberties of the people are concerned ? Sir SP Sinha may be a Bengalee by birth but he belongs to a special body — a corporation, which is not accountable to the wishes...
Page 133 - Curtis says you are to proceed on these lines, namely there are to be side by side two types of government — the present type not responsible to the people but responsible to the Government of India ; and the other is to be responsible to the people. There are to be two compartments, one, which will be responsible to the 'people and the other which will be? responsible to the Government. One compartment is to be in the hands of the civilian executive and this compartment has no manner of responsibility...
Page 120 - ... navy- Japan, if ever it should be to her interest, the moment she is in conflict with the British Empire, will take advantage of the unprotected condition of your sea-board and you will be at the mercy of the first Japanese squadron that will visit your hospitable shores. Now you have to consider this. Japan is not likely to come alone. It is likely that she will come with China. China is the only country in the world that has got a population equal to and greater than the population of India....
Page 134 - ... the people. There are to be two compartments, one, which will be responsible to the 'people and the other which will be? responsible to the Government. One compartment is to be in the hands of the civilian executive and this compartment has no manner of responsibility to the people of India. There is to be another compartment to be managed by the elected members of the Council and it will be responsible to the Legislative Council for its acts. So there will be two compartments — one responsible...

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