Indian History

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Cornwallis was appointed as Goverbor General of Bengal in 1786.

He introduced permanent Land Revenue System in 1793.

He separated the Judicial and police powers from the collector and also brought the district collector under the purview of Judiciary.

He divided the Bengal province into four parts i.e. Patna, Murshidabad, Calcutta and Decca and established circuit courts in each part.

Munsif courts wen also established.

Sadar Nizamath Adalath and Sadar Diwani Adalath were set up in Calcutta to received appeals from criminal and civil cases.

Equality before law, pleading on behalf of client were introduced.

He appointed European Judges in place of Indian Judges.

He abolished Grampanchayat System.

He occupied half of the territory of Tippu Sultan by defeating him in Third Mysore war.

He separated revenue administration from Judicial administration.