Consider the following statements:
1.In the First session of the Congress , it adopted a resolution expressing the dissatisfaction on the current system of Governance and demanded reforms in the Councils
2. Indian Councils act 1892 was enacted partially due to efforts of Indian National Congress
3. For the first time, Indian Councils Act had authorized the universities, District Boards, Municipalities, Zamindars and Chambers of Commerce to send members to Provincial councils.
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

Answer: [D] All are correct

All statements are correct in this question. Further note that after this resolution, Lord Dufferin had established a committee for the reforms in the councils and it was this act which introduced the principle of representation. This act authorized the universities, District Boards, Municipalities, Zamindars and Chambers of Commerce to send members to Provincial councils. The Indian Councils act 1892 increased the number of the additional members in case of the council of the governor general to maximum of 16. In case of Bombay and Madras 8-20 and In case of the Bengal 20 and In case of North Western province and Oudh 15.

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